The career focus for our welding program is to earn AWS certifications and prepare for immediate employment, apprenticeship, and further education. Students who qualify will earn AWS certifications in all applicable welding processes as well as an OSHA 10-hour general industry card.
The GJCTC welding program prepares students for the following certifications offered by the American Welding Society*:
- SMAW, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (stick welding)
- GMAW, Gas Metal Arc Welding (mig welding)
- FCAW, Flux Cored Arc Welding
- Oxy-Fuel cutting training
*Note: students must pass A.W.S. standards to the D.I.I. code book with their weld tests.
Areas of Training
In an effort to stay current with changes and trends in the industry, the program curriculum may change during the program year and will include general training in:
- Advanced fabrication equipment and welding techniques to build, assemble, and repair metal components
- Reading blueprints to meet critical design specifications
- Developing the confidence, work ethic, and team cooperation necessary for a career in fabrication
Take the Next Step
We’re thrilled that you’ve decided to learn more about enrolling in our program! Please follow these steps to apply:
- Call the adult education career counselor at (814) 266.6073 x 233 or (814) 266.6073 x 201 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to schedule a tour and/or make a registration interview appointment.
- You must have a high school diploma or GED.
- Be prepared to bring the $100 registration fee with you to the registration interview. You must pay this non-refundable fee before your interview begins, as it secures your seat in class. We will deduct the $100 from your tuition once you begin your program.
- During the interview, a GJCTC adult education career will review school policies and procedures along with any entrance requirements you must complete. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the program and/or the school.
- After your interview, you should begin the application process for financial aid (if applicable).
- Once you meet all the requirements, you will receive a letter of acceptance from the supervisor of adult education.
Still have questions? Please call (814) 266.6073 x 233 or (888) 434.4436.