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Welding & Metal Fabrication Program | Certification

Stafford Technical Center


This is intended for high school students attending from within the district. College credits may be available as part of this program. Students from outside the district or adults who are not enrolled in high school can contact the center to apply for this program, as well.

Students will learn how to identify and properly use hand tools, power tools, and general welding shop equipment; and how to set up and operate SMAW welding equipment, select electrodes, and weld in various positions. They will learn how to weld a pad of beads, fillet welds, and groove welds in various positions leading to an AWS welding certification. Students will also be introduced to sheet metal fabrication and light structural fabrication through project-based learning.

This program includes the following credential(s): American Welding Society (AWS) SMAW Plate Certification.

Cost For High School Students $0

  • For Adults $7,158

  • Cost information is approximate, please visit the program's website for the most up to date information available.

Financial Assistance

  • CTE funding sources

    For high school students attending from within the district, there is no cost to this program. For students from outside of the district and adults who are not enrolled in high school, local scholarships and other funding sources may be available. Follow the link and contact the CTE center for more information.

    State or Local Grant
    Institutional Grant
    Private Grant

Related Industries

  • Manufacturing