Method of Delivery
Daytime Hours, Evening Hours
Instructional Program (CIP)
A. Course Objective:
The Welding Technology program focuses on incremental levels of competency based training to prepare students to enter the welding industry.
B. WELDING TECHNOLOGY
The Welding Technology program prepares students for careers in the welding industry by focusing on incremental levels of competency-based training.
The program starts with plate and structural welding progressing to pipe and tubing configurations, which prepares the student for a broad array of industry sectors such as pipeline, shipyard, power plant, buildings, bridges and aerospace applications.
Upon completion of the program, students may test to receive plate and pipe certifications with the American Welding Society S.E.N.S.E (AWS).
Welding Technology – Plate
600 HOURS the Welding Technology – Plate program prepares students for careers in the welding plate industry by focusing on incremental levels of competency based training. In addition to safety practices, instruction will focus on plate and structural welding in the SMAW (Stick welding), FCAW (Flux cored arc welding), GMAW (MIG welding), and GTAW (TIG welding) processes.
Upon completion of the program, students may test to receive plate certification with the American Welding Society S.E.N.S.E (AWS).
Welding Technology – Pipe
300 HOURS the Welding Technology – Pipe program prepares students for careers in the welding pipe industry by focusing on incremental levels of competency based training.
In addition to safety practices, instruction will focus on the pipe welding with the SMAW (stick welding) processes on
C. Total Cost of Program
Tuition and fees Program of Study – Plate & Pipe: $9,575; Program of Study-Plate: $6,350; Program of Study-Pipe: $3,175; Each Individual Course: varies
• Welding Principles and Applications : Seventh Edition
• Welding Level One: Contren Learning series: NCCER
• Welding Level Two: Contren Learning series: NCCER
• Welding Level Three: Contren Learning series: NCCER
• Core Curriculum: Introductory Craft Skills : Contren Learning Series
• Math for Welders
E. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
Student are requires to have their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Must wear PPE, appropriate work shoes, and eye protection is required at all times in the shop.
Personal Protective Equipment:
1. Welding Hood (min 12 shade)
2. Safety Glasses (ANSI Z87.1)
3. Hearing Protection (ear plugs)
4. Welding Jacket
5. Welding Gloves
6. Leather work gloves
7. Leather shoes (work boots recommended)
F. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Name: Lizeth Fils-Aime
Phone number: 623-738-0034
F. Direct Website link to the program: :
G. Additional information:
• Exclusions: Some employs require background checks
H. Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):
If Student withdraws or is terminated from the Program during any of the following scheduled hours, Student will be obligated to the School for:
· the entire cost of any Supplies purchased by Student from the School, the Lab fees incurred; and
· the following corresponding percentages:
SCHEDULED HOURS Percentage:
1 – 9 %
No charge No Refunds
10 – 19 %
20 – 29 %
30 – 39 %
40 % +
• Yes, Industry Recognized: Upon completion of the program, students may test to receive plate and pipe certifications with the American Welding Society S.E.N.S.E (AWS).
• Career Pathway: Structural Welder
Certified Welding Inspector
Sheet Metal Worker Knowledge obtained in this program is transferrable to a broad spectrum of careers.
*Information found in Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages
Yes: All certification is nationally recognized by the NCCER and AWS. The test-out procedures will require the student to demonstrate proficiency in the respective plate welding theory (by passing the module exams) and practical application (by passing the assignments in each module).
In lieu of completing the prerequisite course for this module, which is (see specific course for prerequisite), the student may test out by successfully completing the required module exams and assignments of the prerequisite
• Accredited Curriculum:
J. Credential Attainment Rate:
Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program.
Program Length (Weeks)
High School Diploma or Equivalent
WIOA Approved Program
Curriculum Competency Based
Central West-Mec Campus Glendale, AZ
7 - Maricopa County, Maricopa Workforce Connections
Name of Credential
Certificate of Program Completion
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
GI Bill /other, Federal Financial Aid
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Yes - Council on Occupational Education
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?
$350.00 Recommended but not required
$9,575.00 Cost covers 900 hours for Plate and Pipe
$9,575.00 Cost covers 900 hours for Plate and Pipe
Total In-State Program Cost
Total Out-of-State Program Cost