** Fall Enrollment will open at 1:00pm, Tuesday, April 21. Students can schedule an appointment for enrollment with Advising at 620-223-2700 ext. 3630.

FSCC Welding

How is this program unique?

This program provides a hands-on approach to AWS Structural Certification D1.1 Students can enroll in courses as early as their Junior or Senior year in High School, and earn industry recognized credentials at many levels. Through articulation agreements between area High Schools and FSCC, students are provided a seamless path to pursue their educational goals.

What kind of Credential is offered?

Students can earn AWS/Structural Credentials in Welding. These credentials will be entered into a national registry that is portable and available to contractors.

What is the employment outlook?

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (2012 Edition) published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is expected to grow 15% from 2010 to 2020. Properly skilled welders with up-to-date training, should have the best job prospects. Median pay equals $35,450 per year or $17.04 per hour.

Financial Aid is available

Government Aid
FSCC is fully accredited by the High Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. Federal programs such as Stafford Loans and Pell Grants are available for those who qualify.

For more information on financial aid assistance, contact the Financial Aid Office at 620-223-2700 or visit the FSCC website at www.fortscott.edu to download the FAFSA form.

Scholarship Opportunies
Students can apply for several program and instructional scholarships. Applications are available through both the Construction Trades Program and the FSCC Endowment Association. Call 620-223-2700 for information and scholarship applications.

Welding Classes

Course Name Credit Hours
Welding Safety/Osha – 10 - WLD 1003 3
Basic SMAW:Shielded Metal Arc Welding - WLD 1013 3
Basic GMAW:Gas Metal Arc Welding - WLD 1023 3
Advanced Welding (SMAW ll) - IND 2023 3
Blue Print Reading - WLD 1033 3
Advanced (GMAW ll) 3
Advanced Welding GTAW Gas Tungston Arc Welding 3
Special Welding Techniques 3
Program Core Classes 24

Class Locations

Pittsburg Construction Trades Building
1301 E. 27th Street Terrace
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Office Phone: 620-232-5644

For more information contact:
Nacoma Oehme Director/Instructor or Judy Meister Occupational Recruiter

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