Welding Certificate

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Classes start September 5, 2017

Gain the theoretical knowledge and hands-on application necessary to adjoin similar and dissimilar metals, and perform a variety of other tasks associated with welding.
600 hours of instruction from September 2017 to June 2018. 

Class Day/Time: Monday - Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Location: Butler County Vo-Tech

Additional Required Classes

Vocational Screening Assessment
August 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
BC3 Main Campus

Employability Skills
August 28-31 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
BC3 Main Campus

Fast Track to Certification

Students will attempt a minimum of two American Welding Society (AWS) certifications: SMAW 1” Plate 3G/4G Combo (D1.1) and SENSE Level II Credentials. Students will also attempt certification in SMAW API Vertical Down Pipe 6G (AP 1104).

This certificate is stackable into BC3's Technical Trades: Applied Technology Certificate.


  • Occupational orientation and safety.
  • Principles of welding.
  • Welding print reading.
  • Visual examination inspection and testing including:
    • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW I).
    • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW II).
    • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW).
    • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW).
    • Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and Pipe Welding (GTAW).
    • Thermal Cutting Process and Brazing/Soldering.


$12,999 - Includes class materials and 1 attempt at the two AWS certifications and 1 attempt at the API certification.

Welder's Kit - $250 (Optional)
Students can purchase this kit through BC3 or on their own (subject to inspection to meet minimum standarts required for this certificate.)

Requirements - $75 (See below)


  • Successful completion of a drug screening.
  • Certified background check.
  • Vocational screening assessment.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalency.



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