Structural welder course

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Welding Technology/Welder. 480508


10 weeks 400 hours

 Provided by AWA is all the basic tools to complete course.

This course is to prepare structural welders that may be employed by fabrication shops, tank farms, steel mills, paper mills, food processing plants, power plants, refineries, chemical & pharmaceutical plants and many other areas.

The structural course includes OFC (acetylene torch), FCAW (flux core arc welding), GMAW (MIG), SMAW (stick) and CAC-A (carbon arc cutting).

Students will demonstrate knowledge of theory, equipment and troubleshooting of equipment to be used.

Students will use common trade math. In the Vocational setting, math is sometimes easier to comprehend when applied to a physical object.

Basic metallurgy, metal classification, electrode classification, pre and post heating will be introduced.

Project plans – Blueprints, legends, detail drawings and weld symbols.

After the student exhibits skill and control of each process and a successful coupon to D1.1. The instructor may allow the student to move to the next process.

Each student during shop time can progress individually according to the individual’s skill with the direction of the instructor.

Non-Destructive and Destructive bend tests.

Student will demonstrate ability to make weld repairs within code.

The student will demonstrate the ability to perform quality fits on structural members.

Students shall wear proper PPE at all times.

Resume, interview and employment search assistance is provided at the end of the course.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Apex Welding Academy

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based

AWS weld tests

Training Location(s)

11367 State Hwy 76, Exeter, Missouri

Local WIB

5025 - Northwest

Name of Credential

AWS D1.1 code

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

UMOS, WIOA, AWS scholarships, Mike Rowe scholarships and AWA scholarships

Refund Policy

Apex Welding Academy (AWA) agrees to accept cancellations and make refunds according to the following: An enrollment agreement may be canceled (with written notice) within three business days after class start date. The school shall promptly fully refund all tuition and fees paid pursuant to the enrollment agreement. Such refund shall be made no later than thirty (30) days after cancellation. 

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


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Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


In-State/District Tuition


Out-of-State/District Tuition


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
$17.00 per hour
Required Certification: none

Provider Status



11367 State Hwy 76, Exeter, Missouri 65647

Phone Number

(417) 846-3705

Web Address

Last Updated

Jun 14, 2022


May 24, 2022


Jun 10, 2023