Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Welding Technology/Welder. 480508


One of Arizona’s three International Accredited Test Facility that offers welding certifications through the American Welding Society (AWS) on site. Students will learn basic skills in the SMAW, GMAW (MIG), GTAW (TIG) and OFC processes. During this course, students will weld in all positions and practice for AWS certifications. Using NCCER and AWS Sense curriculum student’s complete modules in each welding process and will perform Welder Performance Qualifications (WPQ) in accordance with AWS standards. When students pass WPQ’s they will receive an internationally recognized AWS certification. Other program modules include: Shop safety, print reading, welding symbols, Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS), theory and fabrication. Graduates can work in a variety of welding industries such as; Mining, Ornamental iron, Structural steel, Shipbuilding, Pipe welding, Aerospace, Weld inspection and Sales. The EVIT welding department's primary goal is to align our program with industry and prepare students for entry level employment in the welding industry. Instructors are NCCER certified.




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT)

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

1601 W. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85201

Local WIB

7 - ARIZONA@WORK - Maricopa County

Type of Attainment:

Certificate of Completion

Name of Credential

Welding Certificate

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

This Program Qualifies for VA Benefits; Affordable Payment Plans Available.

This is a clock hour program- students must maintain and follow attendance criteria. 

Refund Policy

The full refund policy is posted in the EVIT Student Handbook available online at

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Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

In-State/District Tuition

$4,985.00 360 clock hours

Other Fees

$680.00 PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Safety Glasses (clear or dark) Jeans, All Leather Safety Toed Work Boots, Welding Helmet, Jacket, and Gloves. Wire Cutters, C Vise Grips, Tape Measure, Tri-Square, Wrenches, Screw Drivers, etc. 4 ½” Grinder, AWS membership fee, General Hand Tools, MIG & TIG Certifications Approx. $150.00 each

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$855.00 NCCER Membership Package & Text Books, Welding Consumables for SMAW (Stick), GMAW (MIG) & OFC (Oxy Fuel Cutting) processes, gasses, ID badge and Certification in SMAW (Stick).

Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

51-4121.00Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
$17.65 per hour

Provider Status



1601 W. Main Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201

Phone Number

(480) 461-4025

Fax Number

(480) 461-6749

Last Updated

Jun 08, 2023


Feb 16, 2012


Jun 30, 2024

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