Welding 

SoLAcc offers industry-based courses for anyone interested in learning to weld or advance their welding skills. After completing our course, you will have the skills to start your career as a structural welder or advance your current skills to work on pipelines.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Our short-term programs will train you in the welding processes you’ll need to know as a professional welder:

  • SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding)
  • FCAW (Flux-Cored Arc Welding)
  • GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) (MIG)
  • GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) (TIG)
  • Advanced Welding: Alloys/Aluminum and Pipe
Welding

CLASSES INFO:

SoLAcc offers a 24-week Combination Welding Course to get you ready for a new career. If you are interested in welding as a hobby or would like to enhance your current skills, we also offer courses for you to learn basic, intermediate, and advanced welding techniques. Short-term Welding courses are offered in the evenings at the following locations:

  • Welding Basic (night class, $2,850 tuition*):
    • Baldwin: TBD
    • Morgan City: Starts June 10, 2024
       
  • Welding Intermediate (night class, $2,500 tuition*):
    • Morgan City: Starts June 24, 2024
    • Baldwin: TBD
       
  • Welding Advanced (night class, $2,500 tuition*):
    • Lafayette: TBD
    • Morgan City: June 24, 2024.
    • Baldwin: TBD
       
  • NCCER Welding Combination (night class, $6,000 tuition*):
    • Lafayette: Starts August 5, 2024
    • New Iberia: TBD
    • St. Martinville: TBD

*You may qualify for tuition assistance. Contact 337-521-9028 or workforce@solacc.edu for information.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Age: 16+.
  • No High School, GED or HiSET required*

*A high school or HiSET diploma is required for most financial aid grant applications.

Job Opportunities

Welding is used in many industries, including automotive, shipbuilding, aerospace, general manufacturing, pipelines, power plants, refineries, general construction, and more! Wherever metal needs adhering, a welder is needed. The most common entry-level employment opportunities are Structural Welder, Welder Helper, Tacker, and Cutters.

Average Salary: $52,780
(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana Average Salary 2021)

FLEXIBLE OPTIONS

Want to earn a degree in Welding? Explore our associate and technical diploma in Welding pathways.

CONTACT

To discuss tuition assistance options and enrollment steps, fill out this Contact Form, or get in touch with us at:

Economic & Workforce Development Division

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