Welding - Full Time

The Welding Training Program is a 604 hour program designed to prepare students for entry into a welding related occupation.  Students will learn techniques and skills related to multiple processes established by the welding community.  Students will  have the opportunity to qualify and test for three (3)  AWS credentials, as well as their OSHA 10 hour safety card. 

Total Hours: 604

Total Cost: $8,205
(Contact us about possible financial aid opportunities)

Additional costs not included in tuition and for which DACC is not the vendor include:

  • Textbooks:  We will be using Tooling U-SME Curriculum.  The purchase of your access to their online platform is approximately $175.00.  Further instructions will be given once you are registered for the class. 
  • Personal Protective Equipment:  Welding Helmet, Welding Jacket, Welding Gloves, Safety Glasses or Safety Side Shields, Steel Toe/Safety Toe Leather Boots, Work Pants/Shirt, Welding Cap/Hat, Tape Measure 25’

Admission Requirements for the Welding Program

Prior to enrollment in the Welding Program, you must include:

  • A copy of a high school diploma, high school transcript or GED
  • Documentation of either a birth certificate of valid driver’s license demonstrating that you are at least 18 years old 
  • Scores of at least 3 on all three required ACT WorkKeys  Tests – Applied Math, Workplace Documents and Graphic Literacy

Attendance and Make-Up Hours

It is expected that students will be present for all class sessions. If students are absent, they are expected to arrange for make-up sessions upon their return.   Please reference the Attendance Requirements section of the handbook for additional clarification on the 90% attendance requirement.

Assessment and Grades

Students will be evaluated and assigned grades for their performance within the course curriculum.  Students must maintain a 70% score.  Please reference the Satisfactory Academic Progress section of the handbook.


  • Offer a full spectrum of state-of-the-art instruction addressing academic, technical, and professional skills toward employment in the welding and metal fabrication industry.
  • Explore various career opportunities anything from entry-level positions to quality inspection to supervision, and more.
  • Be able to pass certification tests set forth by the American Welding Society (AWS)
  • Practice welding skills and techniques to prepare for Welding Certifications.
  • Maintain a high standard of outcome-based welding skills
  • Demonstrate fillet welds and groove welds in all positions using the GMAW process
  • Demonstrate fillet welds and groove welds in all positions using the SMAW process
  • Demonstrate fillet welds and groove welds in all positions using the GTAW process
  • Demonstrate fillet welds and groove welds in all positions using the FCAW process
  • Demonstrate proper setup and operation for the OFC and PAC processes


Please check back for information on the 2021-2022 class.  Classes typically begin in September and end in May.  Class times are Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.