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Welding and Fabrication

Please note: Applications for the Welding program are closed and will reopen October 1, 2024.


This 18-week (630 hour) training course will prepare students with skills required to secure a job as an entry-level welder.
Successful students will pass hands-on arc welding tests in the flat, vertical, and overhead positions in the following:
  • Fillet welds on carbon steel plate (all positions)
  • Open V-groove joints on carbon steel plate
  • Gas metal arc and fluxed core arc welding on carbon steel plate
This course will provide students with:
  • SMAW – shielded metal arc welding
  • GMAW – gas metal arc welding
  • FCAW – fluxed core arc welding
  • Plasma arc cutting
  • Carbon arc cutting
  • Oxy/fuel cutting with both hand and machine torches
  • Oxy/fuel cutting with both hand and machine torches
  • Safe and proper setup and the use of welding equipment and tools

Certificates and Certifications Achieved Upon Course Completion:

  • NCCER Core Curriculum
  • NCCER Welding Level 1
  • 1st Year Apprenticeship Certification
  • Advanced Placement into Second Year of the Delaware Apprenticeship Program
  • 10 Hour OSHA Certification
Classes are Monday - Friday from 7:30am to 3:00pm.

Cycle Schedule:

Cycle One: August 19, 2024 - January 8, 2025

Cycle Two: January 13, 2025 - May 22, 2025



Background Check and Drug Screening: $155.00 - payment can be made online at See page 13 of the Course Guide for tuition fees on non-funded enrollments.


Requirements for Enrollment: 

  • Delaware Resident at least 18 Years of Age
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Selective Service Registration (males only)
  • High School Diploma or Equivalency
  • Ability to Pass a Reading and Math Exam
  • Pass Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening
  • Reliable Transportation

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