The Fast Track Welding Program is a rigorous 160 hour (4 week) training program with 20% instructional and 80% hands-on training in Marine Welding. Class prepares students for the American Welding Society (AWS) Certification exam (exam fee included in tuition fee).

The program is designed to meet the workforce needs of regional and area employers.

Class size is limited!

Fast Track Welding Associated Credential: AWS Certified Welder
Dates: June 1 – 25, 2020 -OR- July 13 – August 7, 2020
Days/Times: Mondays – Fridays, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Instructors: T. Smith and E. Stewart
Location: Camp Franklin Campus, Welding Lab
Tuition: $3,000
WCG Price: $1,000

Student must…

  • Be 16 years or older. No High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Have prior knowledge in Welding or related field preferred

*New grants and scholarships will cover most costs for eligible students! Visit Financial Assistance to learn more.

You can register and pay for your class at

Registration Deadline for Non-credit Classes: Participants enrolling into a non-credit class must have all registration documents and tuition fees submitted by 4:00 p.m. two (2) business days prior to class start date.

For more information, please contact Workforce Development at or call 757.569.6050.