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Female welder works on a piece of metalAt Richmond Community College, we can prepare you for a welding career in two semesters. You will learn basic welding skills such as SMAW (Stick) Plate and Pipe, GMAW (Mig) FCAW/Plate and GTAW (TIG) Plate and Pipe, as well as symbols and specifications. Upon completion of the Welding I and II courses, you will be prepared to obtain certifications from the American Welding Society (AWS). Every AWS certification that a welder earns increases the number of skills needed to perform a wide range of welding jobs.

  • Welding I: 390 hours of instruction
  • Welding II: 370 hours of instruction

Students must bring their own welding helmet, gloves, and long sleeves to class.

Class Dates: Sept. 2, 2024 - Dec. 19, 2024 | Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Forte Building, room 312

Cost: $225

To Sign Up

Complete application and bring to either the Hamlet Campus or Scotland County Campus to register for the class. For more information, call Student Services at (910) 410-1700.


Please see our policy for refunds on continuing education classes here: Refund Policy​


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