Curriculum Based Welding

From novice to experienced welder, our training modules are designed to fit your needs. Day-time and evening courses are available.

Course Offerings

120 Hour Pipe Welding Program:
This course is designed for the experienced welder who is looking to improve his/her welding skills for pipe welding. This course consists of 114.5 welding hours and 5.5 classroom hours.  Students are required to pass a 3G & 4G plate welder qualification test to start this program.  Upon completion of this course the student should be able to pass a typical pipe welding qualification test using the GTAW and/or the SMAW processes.The student should be able to start work in the construction or industrial field.

280 Hour Specific Process Program:
This program can be taken as a structural or a pipe welding course.  This course is designed for the beginner welder or the welder with some experience. This course consists of 240 welding hours and 40 classroom hours.  The student will choose one of three welding process concentrations: SMAW, GMAW/FCAW, or GTAW.  Students who wish to take the course for pipe welding will be required to pass a 3G & 4G plate welder qualification test to start this program.  Upon completion of this course the student should be able to start work as an entry level structural or pipe welder in the construction or industrial field.

400 Hour Welding Program:
This structural welding course is designed for the beginner welder to the welder with some experience. This course consists of 345 welding hours and 55 classroom hours.  Upon completion of this course the student should be able to start work as an entry level structural welder in the construction or industrial field.

900 Hour Advanced Welding Program:
This extensive structural and pipe welding training course is designed for the beginner welder to the welder with some experience.  This course consists of 815 welding hours and 85 classroom hours, which includes advanced topics in welding, such as Metallurgy.  Upon completion of this course the student should be able to start work as an entry level structural or pipe welder in the construction or industrial field.

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On-Site & Off-Site Testing

ArcWeld, a subsidiary of Arclabs, offers a variety of welding services to companies who utilize welders within their industry. Services available include: welder testing, certification, assessment, and training.

ArcWeld also provides welding consulting services for those in need of developing and/or qualifying weld procedure specifications (WPS), setting up or maintaining a welding program, or working to meet a weld code or standard (i.e. AWS or ASME). .

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2017

High School Welding Competition - Piedmont

$500 Scholarship for all Participants! Grand Prize: Full Tuition Scholarship 1st Runner Up: Half Tuition Scholarship 2nd Runner Up: Quarter Tuition Scholarship...

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2017

High School Welding Competition - Charleston

$500 Scholarship for all Participants! Grand Prize: Full Tuition Scholarship 1st Runner Up: Half Tuition Scholarship 2nd Runner Up: Quarter Tuition Scholarship...

Apr
21
2017

High School Welding Competition - Columbia

$500 Scholarship for all Participants! Grand Prize: Full Tuition Scholarship 1st Runner Up: Half Tuition Scholarship 2nd Runner Up: Quarter Tuition Scholarship...

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