The welding field continues to be one of the most in demand manufacturing jobs in our area. In this program students will learn safety skills, drawings, layouts, cutting processes and welding processes: Shield Metal Arc, Flux Core Arc, Gas Metal Arc, and Gas Tungsten Arc.Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to weld with various types of metals. Welding students will earn a certificate of completion from ACC at the end of the program, and will be prepared to serve as entry-level welders in a variety of environments.  This course work will prepare students to test for industry credentials.



Supplies/Technology Fee




Credentialing & OSHA 10 Certification

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Tuition, books and fees are subject to change.

Evening Program

  • Approximately 9 months

  • 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM, Monday through Thursday

  • Maximum Student/Teacher Ratio - Classroom, Lab, and Clinical, 20:1

The following are to be completed prior to the first day of class:

  • Fill out online application at www.accrtw.org

  • Pay $50.00 application fee, waived for Alliance HS students who graduated in the last 365 days before class start date

  • Have a copy of your High School Diploma or Transcripts or High School Equivalency Certificate or Transcripts on file

  • Financial Aid:Complete the 2021-2022 online Free Application for Federal Studentl Aid (FAFSA) form at www.studentaid.gov. School Code 030151. Sign Award Letter and Enrollment Agreement at ACC office

  • Provide evidence of the ability to succeed in the classroom by providing one of the following:

                    Dated within the last five years from class start date, one of the following:

      -High school transcript with a 2.5 GPA or higher

     -ACT Minimum Scores of a Composite: 14, Reading: 14, and Math: 14.

     -SAT Minimum Scores of Reading: 260, Writing: 260 and Math 306

     -GED earned and scores of 155 or higher in each Language Arts and Math

     -High School Equivalency Diploma earned and scores of Reading: 13 and Math: 13 (HiSet test)

     -Workkeys test results showing scores of Workplace Document: 5, Graphic Literacy: 4, and Math: 4

     -Take The Adult Basic Education (TABE) Admissions Test and earn a minimum score of

    528 on Reading and 506 on Combined Math. Call the ACC office to schedule an appointment.

The following items are not included in tuition and fees:

  • Non-Refundable Application Fee, $50.00

  • Steel-toed Work Boots

Alliance Career Center 648 Hour Welding Curriculum

Welding Technology Core

WELD 102 – NCCER Welding Level 1 Sequence 305 Hours (30 Theory, 275 Lab)

Module 1.    Welding Safety

Module 2.    Oxy fuel Cutting

Module 3.    Plasma Arc Cutting

Module 4.    Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging

Module 5.    Base Metal Preparation

Module 6.    Weld Quality

Module 7.    SMAW – Equipment and Setup

Module 8.    Shielded Metal Arc Welding – Electrodes

Module 9.    SMAW – Beads and Fillet Welds

Module 10.  Joint Fit-up and Alignment

Module 11.  SMAW – Groove Welds with Backing

Module 12.  SMAW – Open V-Groove Welds

Welding 103 – NCCER Welding Level 2 Sequence 277.5 Hours (60 Theory, 227.5 Lab)

Module 1.   Welding Symbols

Module 2.   Reading Welding Detail Drawings

Module 3.   Physical Characteristics and Mechanical Properties of Metal

Module 4.   Preheating and Post heating of Metals

Module 5.   GMAW and FCAW: Equipment and Filler Metals

Module 6.   GMAW and FCAW: Plate

Module 7.   GTAW: Equipment and Filler Metals

Module 8.   GTAW: Plate

Book List

NCCER Welding Level 1

NCCER Welding Level 2

Alliance Career Center (ACC) is an equal education and employment institution. ACC admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, and disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at ACC. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, disability or any other characteristic provided by state or federal law in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school administrative programs.

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