Fast-Track Welding Program

A High-Demand Career in Half a Year

Welding is one of the most sought after skills in industry today. 

Amarillo College can put you on the fast track to a career in welding. Our new six month welding program includes courses in machine shop math, business communication, shop safety and thermal cutting—all leading to a Level I Welding Certificate.
It’s a credential that qualifies professional welders for employment in manufacturing, agriculture, construction, and a wide variety of industries that need welders, cutters, solderers and brazers.
The average wage for welders is $38,000*

American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE curriculum prepares students for Level 1-Entry Welder positions. Upon successful completion, certificate holders will be registered with AWS.  
Students learn:

  • Thermal Cutting
  • Arc Welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)


Length of Program: 

6 Months full time Mon - Fri -  8 am  - 5 pm   Program starts twice a year in July and January

Financial Aid: 
There are several types of financial aid that students at Amarillo College can apply for. There are also scholarships available through Amarillo College and other providers. Visit www.actx.edu/fin for information on financial aid and scholarships.


Program Course Outline:
Welding Technology (WELD.CERT) 


Occupations related to this program:
Welder, Cutter, and Welder Fitter


Program Advisors:

Dr. Kim Hays, 335-4366 kthays@actx.edu
Jimmy Bradshaw, 335-4398 jdbradshaw@actx.edu
 
*Occupational Employment Statistics Occupational Employment
and Wages, May 2014 51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers,and
Brazers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov
 


 

 

 

 

 

*The figures quoted are median wages for the Panhandle of Texas gathered and analyzed by Economic Modeling Specialists, International, Career Coach. Find additional information at http://actx.emsicareercoach