Pipe Welder Course

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Welding Technology/Welder. 480508


  • 12 weeks 480 hours

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

  • This course takes the skills that students demonstrated during the structural course and builds on them to create a competent combo pipe welder. With the ability to weld pipe comes the reward of the opportunity for higher wages. Some of the industries a pipe welder may be employed in are - steel mills, paper mills, food processing plants, power plants, refineries, chemical & pharmaceutical plants, oil & gas and many other areas.

  • Students will perform welds in the 2G, 5G and 6G positions using GMAW, FCAW, SMAW and GTAW (which will be introduced in this course). After preforming quality welds in those positions, restrictors will be used on the same tests. Restrictors will limit welder mobility while improving skill as students move into simulations of in-the-field welding.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Apex Welding Academy

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based

API 1104 & ASME Section IX

Training Location(s)

11367 State Hwy 76, Exeter, Missouri

Local WIB

5025 - Northwest

Name of Credential

AWS Welder Certification

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

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
$22.60 per hour

Provider Status



11367 State Hwy 76, Exeter, Missouri 65647

Phone Number

(417) 846-3705

Web Address

Last Updated

Jun 14, 2022


May 25, 2022


Jun 10, 2023