Welding TC

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, IHE Certificate of Completion, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Welding Technology/Welder. 480508


The Welding program is a combination metal welding course consisting of metal cutting, arc welding, semi-automatic (MIG) welding. Students receive instruction in practical application of welding techniques, as well as the operation and maintenance of related tools in the industry: e.g., grinders, power saws, oxygen-acetylene equipment, weld testers, etc.

Graduation requirements include passing plate welding certification given in accordance with the American Welding Society Structural Welding Code, Section D1.1, and Radiographic Examination. There will be a $30 charge for each plate certification. 


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


BLACK River Technical College (BRTC) - Paragould

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

1 Black River Drive, Paragould, Arkansas

Local WIB

5050 - Northeast

Name of Credential

Welding Technical Certificate

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Contact financial aid office. VA and Pell grant eligible

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


Testing/Exam Fees

$180.00 $30.00 per AWS certification student takes. They will have the opportunity to take up to 6 AWS exams during the program.

In-State/District Tuition

$3,210.00 $107 per credit hour

Other Fees

$1,350.00 Technology & Infrastructure Fee - $25.00 per credit hour Student Activity Fee - $3.00 per credit hour Student Assessment Fee - $4.00 per credit hour Student Success Fee - $2.00 per credit hour Facilities Maintenance Fee - $11.00 per credit hour Total fees per credit hour = $45.00 Total fees for program= $1350.00 *Select courses and programs have additional fees assessed. *Fees are subject to change.

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$6,420.00 $214 per credit hour

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

51-4121.00Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
$18.00 per hour

Provider Status



P.O. Box 1565, 1 Black River Drive, Paragould, Arkansas 72450

Phone Number

(870) 239-0969

Fax Number

(870) 239-2050

Web Address

Last Updated

Nov 02, 2023


Mar 19, 2021


Oct 25, 2024

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