Welder/Advanced Welding

Welders are employed in many industry groups and manufacturers. They assist with the construction of industrial machinery for the agricultural, construction and mining sectors. They are also involved with material handling, food-processing, papermaking and printing equipment and textiles and office machinery. They must have good dexterity and attention to detail, as well as some technical knowledge about metals and related materials and best practices in the field. They work from drawings or specifications, or use their knowledge of fluxes and base metals to determine the best way to permanently join metal parts. Welders are exposed to a number of hazards, including intense light, poisonous fumes and extremely hot materials and must wear protective equipment while working.

Occupational Requirements


Information Unique to the Training 
You must wear protective clothing during classes.

Courses to Complete

  • Prerequisites
  • Core Courses
    VOC-015 Basic Welding (introductory course)
    VOC-349 Advanced Welding (includes AWS certification)


Approximate Number of Hours
60 hours

Approximate Training Cost*

Licensure/Certification Earned
Upon successful completion of certification testing, which administered during the advanced welding class, you will receive AWS General Welding Certification.

Related Continuing Education Courses

Estimated Hourly Wage**
$18 - 20/hr.

*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees, etc.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only. 


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