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Our Complete Program
1,300 Hour Master Welder Program
This comprehensive welding program is designed to train master welders who want to be skilled in all four processes: GMAW, SMAW, FCAW and GTAW. Consisting of our entire 900 hour program, plus 400 hours focusing on welding specialty metals like stainless steel and aluminum, it provides hands-on training on plate and pipe.
Upon completion, you can earn up to three AWS certifications and be qualified to work as a knowledgeable welder in a variety of settings.
Ready for the career you’ve always wanted?
Training at Arclabs is not about finding a job – it’s about finding a successful career. We want you to be fully equipped to meet the needs of the welding industry wherever life may take you. Our 1,300 Hour program will give you hands-on experience in the following areas:
Gain a competitive edge in your career with specialized training in pipe welding. Employers will expect you to adhere to strict safety codes – whether you are welding on a high-pressure pipe, a high purity pipe or a pipe for the oil and gas industry.
Learn how to build large metal structures like bridge frameworks. Our complete program will teach you how to repair, cut and join beams, columns and girders. Specialized training in structural welding can prepare you for careers in ship building, construction, aerospace and manufacturing industries.
Welding Low Alloy Metals
Low alloy metals like stainless steel, aluminum and copper (practiced in our soldering and brazing class) offer increased strength and resistance to corrosion but welding them requires specific skills. This hands-on training can teach you this in-demand skill and help you find a great job.
Programs for every skill level
Programs are available for those who qualify. From novice to experienced welder, our training modules are designed to fit your needs. Day and evening courses are available.
900 Hour Advanced Welding Program
This extensive structural and pipe welding training course is perfect for both beginners and welders with some experience. Our hands-on training accounts for over 90% of this program and will allow you to develop and advance your craft in GMAW, SMAW, FCAW and GTAW.
Upon completion, you should be eligible for work as an entry-level structural or pipe welder in the construction or industrial field.
400 Hour Welding Program*:
A great way to get trained for structural welding in construction or industrial settings, this course is designed for beginners and welders with some experience. After 345 welding lab and 55 classroom hours, you should be ready to start an entry-level welding position.
*This program is only available at our Texas location.
280 Hour Specific Process Program:
This course has options for both beginners and welders with some experience. Beginners may elect to take only the GMAW/FCAW program. Experienced welders can choose one of three welding process concentrations: SMAW, GMAW/FCAW or GTAW. The GTAW course can be taken as a pipe welding course.
Students enrolling in the SMAW or GTAW structural welding concentration must have and demonstrate their welding experience by passing a 3G and 4G welder qualification test in a process of their choice before starting class. Students enrolling in the GTAW pipe welding concentration must pass a GTAW welder test on plate.
120 Hour Pipe Welding Program*:
This course is designed for experienced welders looking to improve their pipe welding skills. It consists of 114.5 welding lab and 5.5 classroom hours. Students are required to pass a 3G and 4G SMAW or GTAW plate welder qualification test to start this program. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to pass a typical pipe welding qualification test using the GTAW and/or the SMAW processes and be eligible to start work in the construction or industrial field.
*This program is not available at the Piedmont, SC campus.