Advanced Structural Welding

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Welding Technology/Welder. 480508


Advanced Structural Welding Course   550 hours - 15 weeks 

Students will learn Stick, MIG & Flux Core Welding processes in 3 different courses. They will be divided into SWC1214 (Stick welding) & MFC1216 (MIG/Flux welding) with a basic and advanced portion for stick, a basic and advanced portion for MIG, and a basic & advanced portion for Flux Core. Students will get the opportunity to test (at no extra cost) for their nationally recognized welding certifications per American Welding Society standards for each welding process, they will also receive certificates of completion from American Welding Laboratories.


SWC1214 (Stick Welding Course 1214)

SWC1214.1 - Basics of Stick (3.5 wks)      
SWC1214.2 - Advanced of stick (3.5 wks)

Time: 250 hours (7 weeks)  Cost: $4,494.15   

MFC1216 (MIG/Flux Course 1216)

MFC1216.1 - Basics of MIG                        
MFC1216.2 - Advanced of MIG

MFC1216.3 - Basics of Flux

MFC1216.4 - Advanced of Flux

Time: 300 hrs - (8 weeks)

Cost: $5,492.85  

Total cost for SWC1214 & MFC1216: $9,987  

Students may break this up and opt to take one course at a time for the listed price.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



American Welding Laboratories

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based

Students must perform welding processes in multiple positions correctly.

Training Location(s)

4400 South 16th Street

Local WIB

5035 - Western

Name of Credential

ANSI/AWS B2.1-1-022-94 (3G & 4G), ANSI/AWS B2.1-1-020-94 (3G & 4G)

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Financial Aid is offered through the Fort Smith Adult Education Center, Western Arkansas Planning and Development District, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, Cherokee & Choctaw Nations.

Refund Policy

AWL adheres to the refund policy set forth by The Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education. You can find the policy at this link:


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

Yes - miller electric

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

In-State/District Tuition

$3,634.80 tuition is the same for all states and districts.

Other Fees

$800.00 Students will receive a tool bucket to include, a welding hood, welding cap, FR Shirt, multiple pairs of welding gloves for different processes, grinder, multiple grinding discs, wire wheel for grinder, tape measure, MIG pliers, striker, soapstone, wraparound, square, rod bucket, center punch, file, ect.

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$3,634.80 tuition is the same for all states and districts

Registration Fee

$100.00 one time fee due upon registration for administration purposes.

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

$5,452.20 This fee is for all welding consumables including, but not limited to welding rods, welding wire, gases, & metal.

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

51-4121.00Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
$25.00 per hour
Required Certification: welding certification to AWS specs

Provider Status



4400 South 16th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901

Phone Number

(479) 285-9739

Web Address

Last Updated

Mar 13, 2023


Apr 27, 2022


Oct 31, 2023

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