Welders permanently join metal parts together. They apply heat to the pieces to be joined, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. Because of its strength, welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, and thousands of other manufactured products. Welders also join beams when constructing buildings, bridges, and other structures, and pipes in power plants and refineries.

Welding courses are designed to provide the beginner and professional the opportunity to gain or develop skills. Mig, tig, stick, pipe, and basic welding offer the beginner or professional the opportunity to develop skills that may qualify them for promotion or certification. You can also work toward obtaining a 3g welding certification.

  1.  Admission    
  2.  Costs  
  3.  Salary  
  4.  Career  
  5.  Contact  

Admission Requirements

No additional requirements for this course. Students under 18 years of age must complete a minor permission form.


Registration Fees

  • $187 Basic
  • $187 MIG
  • $187 Pipe
  • $187 TIG

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*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (survey of salaries in 2011)
**North Carolina Occupational Employment & Wages

Career Pathway

  • Welding (Basic)
  • Welding (MIG)
  • Welding (TIG)

Additional Information

Contact Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department Monday - Thursday 8 am - 8 pm  and Friday, 8 am - 5 pm at (828) 726-2242 or contact Jeff Holman at (828) 726-2382 email at