Manufacturing Welding/SP Program (240 hours)

South Point Campus Only

The Manufacturing Welding/SP program trains individuals for the following construction trades.

  1. Welding in both the commercial and industrial industries
  2. Structural Welding for the commercial and industrial industries
  3. Manufacturing welding for the manufacturing industries


Graduates may find suitable employment in weld shops, manufacturing/production facilities, and commercial/industrial construction.  Welders can be found working in power plants, chemical plants, shipyards, highway infrastructures, water companies, new building construction, and many other areas.    All areas of welding safety, welding equipment set-up, welding equipment maintenance and welding procedures in SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. 


The Manufacturing Welding/SP Program is measured in clock hours. The program is 240 clock hours.  The only prerequisite for this program is that you must provide proof of a high school diploma or GED.  The program is 11 weeks long.  A student will attend class 20 hours most weeks (Note: number of hours per week may vary depending on holiday schedule).  There are a total of 12 lecture clock hours and 228 lab clock hours.  The student to instructor ratio is 19 to 1. The maximum time for students to complete this program is the scheduled time of approximately 11 weeks. Steel-toed boots are required.


Upon successful completion of this curriculum, the student will be given a Certificate of Completion for the Manufacturing Welding/SP Program.


Class times for the Manufacturing Welding/SP program

The program will be held Monday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.  This program meets for 11 weeks at 24 hours per week of instruction plus ½ hour per day for lunch (Note: number of hours per week may vary depending on holiday schedule).