Industry certification, Employment, Measurable skills gain
Method of Delivery
Hybrid or blended
Daytime Hours, Evening Hours
Instructional Program (CIP)
This course includes instruction in both the GMAW & FCAW welding processes. In gas metal arc welding, also referred to as MIG welding, students will learn how to set up and use multi-process welding equipment and the accessories required to weld. Students will use a multi-process welding machine set up for MIG to perform the five basic weld joints in all positions, as well as open root groove welds. Students also will learn basic maintenance of a multi-process welding machine, including gas hookup and wire spool replacement. In Flux-cored arc welding students will discover the benefits of both gas and gasless flux-cored welding and where they are used. They will learn how to set up and operate flux-cored welding equipment. Students will perform multiple joint types and carry out welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions.
Program Length (Weeks)
WIOA Approved Program
Curriculum Competency Based
Students must perform welding processes in multiple positions correctly.
4400 South 16th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas
5035 - Western
Name of Credential
ANSI/AWS B2.1-020-94 (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, CSCDC, and Cherokee & Choctaw Nations.
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 - American Welding Society
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?
$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, face shields file, ect.
$100.00 one time fee due upon registration for administration purposes.
Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)
$1,877.14 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