With a shortage of welders nationwide, this profession is among the highest paid in the construction industry. Students will learn safety, and advanced welding skills in all processes (Shield Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding) and in all positions. Students will meet meet the AWS SENSE national training standards for certification as an AWS SENSE Level II Welder. This combination covers advanced elements of today's major welding and cutting processes, and provides continued training in safety, occupational orientation, and fabrication. Prerequisite: Level I certificate or instructor permission with prior welding experience.

Gainful Employment Information


2016-2017 Program Dates

Level 2 Full-Time (M-Th, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

  • 8/22/2016 – 2/13/2017
  • 11/15/2016 – 5/10/2017
  • 3/8/2017 – Approx. Sept. 2017
  • 6/7/2017 – Approx. Dec. 2017

Level 2 Part-Time (M-Th, 7:30-11:30 a.m. or 12-4 p.m. or 5-9 p.m.)

  • 1/19/2017 – Fall 2017


Program Cost

  • Qualified Federal Financial Aid Program
  • Total Contact Hours: 615
  • Total Credit Hours: 30
  • Cost per Credit: $156
  • Additional Fees: $720
  • Estimated Program Cost: $5,400 (books may add to your final cost)



Code Course Credits
WEL 202 Gas Metal Arc Welding II 4.00
WEL 224 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4.00
WEL 231 Pipe Welding II 4.00
WEL 250 Layout and Fabrication 4.00
WEL 111 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc II 4.00
WEL 230 Pipe Welding I 4.00
WEL 232 Advanced Flux Cored Arc Welding 6.00

It's free to apply to Emily Griffith Technical College. You're under no obligation once you apply. Filling out an application allows us to connect you with people who can provide more information about your preferred studies and career goals.

Apply to Emily Griffith Technical College