Structural Welder Qualification Course

(Welder II)

240 hours

Upon successful completion or testing out of BSWC (Basic Structural Welding  Course) we continue to build on the basics of safety and welder setup as well as the welding of the 5 typical weld joints according to the American Welding Society. A more in-depth focus on blueprints with project-based learning and out of position and complete joint penetration welds. Upon successful completion of this course students will have the opportunity to become a qualified welder per AWS standards.

  • Shop safety

  • AWS Welding symbols, terms, and definitions

  • Interpretation of blueprints for practical applications

  • Setup and maintenance of SMAW, GMAW/FCAW welding equipment

  • SMAW, GMAW/FCAW welding of the typical joints in all positions

  • Complete joint penetration welds in all positions

  • Study of the AWS D1.1 code visual acceptance criteria

  • Proper preparation of weld test coupons per AWS D1.1

  • Upon successful completion student will have the opportunity to become a qualified welder per AWS specifications


Morning, Full-time 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Evening, Part-time 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Registration Fee:      $100

Lab Fee:                    $2,328

Tools:                         $800 (optional)
Tuition:                      $3,588

Total:                         $6,816 (with tools)

*Welder I and Welder II courses may be combined with a $1,000 discount for $10,568.  

(with tools)