Welding

Welders are responsible for fixing structural repairs and making sure welding machinery and equipment is in great shape. They pick the materials to be joined or cut, arrange them in an appropriate configuration, then follow a specific design or blueprint to create the desired product.  

Per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Apr 10, 2020:

Number of available jobs as of 2018 - 424,700

Job Outlook from 2018 to 2028 - 3% growth

Median Pay 2019 - $42,490 per year or $20.43 per hour

This is a Evening program. Class meets Monday - Thursday 4pm to 10pm

This program follows the county school schedule.

This 1080 hour program can be completed in 9 months.

Class starts in January and August each year.

The January class can TABE test starting in August. 

The August class can TABE test starting in April.

Financial Aid

The Welding program qualifies for Pell, Heaps, VA, WIOA and WV Vocational Rehabilitation. These are Grants not Loans. ACT does not offer in any student loan options.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

To meet SAP, a student must:

  • Maintain a continuous "C" average.

  • Attend at least 90% of the program hours for each grading period.

  • Maintain a continuous 90% attendance rate for the program.

  • Complete the course within the originally scheduled course hours.

Refund Policy

During the first enrollment period 1 to 540 hours

There is no refund for fees after the start of class! There is a 100% refund on tuition during the first five days of the program! There is a 50% refund on tuition during day 6 thru day 10 of the program! After day 10 of the program there is No Refund!!

During the second enrollment period 540 to 1080 hours

There is No Refund once the second enrollment period starts!

Enrollment Procedures

Printable Enrollment Check Sheet

1

Prerequisites

  • Must be 18 years old (within 6 weeks of the start of the class)

  • High school diploma or WV approved equivalent

2

Start Here

  •  Schedule your free TABE required entrance exam

        Complete your Financial Aid Applications. 

  • For Pell Grant visit:

www.fafsa.ed.gov    ACT's ID 015748

  • For HEAPS Grant visit:  

https://wvhepc.org/secure/apps/applications/heaps/welcome.aspx

  • Notify ACT's financial aid department that your applications are filed. 

3

Once Financial Aid Applications Are Received

  • You will be contacted by ACT's financial aid office.

  • You must supply any required documentation to complete financial aid.

  • You should have completed your twelve hours with Adult Education.

4

Final Steps

  • You've completed the required twelve hours with Adult Education.

  • You've completed all requirements with financial aid. 

       You will be contacted by ACT's financial aid office to sign:     

  1. Award Letter (if awarded)

  2. Cost Sheet

            

       Bring the following with you:

  1. High School Diploma or WV Approved Equivalent

  2. Social Security Card

  3. Photo ID

  4. Non-Refundable Registration of $175 (must be exact change/check)

5

Start Class

Contact Us

Call (304) 256-4615​

Fax:  304-256-4674

Email:  info@wvact.net

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