Fast-Track Welding Class

As a welder, you might set-up, operate or tend welding, soldering or brazing machines. Welders also operate laser cutter or laser-beam machines. American Welding Society projects a deficit of 290,000 skilled welders in this country in 2020. Our fast-track program will prepare you to apply technical knowledge and skills when bonding or cutting metal parts.

Course Objectives

This course covers a lot of information and the main course objectives to understand:

  • Learn welding symbols, reading welding detail drawings,
  • Learn the physical characteristics and mechanical properties of metals,
  • Learn the process of preheating of metals, post heating of metals, and so much more.
  • To prepare students in FCAW and GMAW to be proficient in 3 positions of welding to enhance their knowledge of welding symbols and understanding weld drawings.


Upon completion of the Welding program, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Jefferson State Community College.

Registration Information

Registration can be completed via online, walk-in or postal mail.

Walk-in registration is accepted during our regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the following locations:

Jefferson Campus
2601 Carson Road
George Wallace Hall, Office 202
Birmingham, AL 35215

Shelby-Hoover Campus
4600 Valleydale Road
Health Science Building, Office 432
Birmingham, AL 35242

Course Fee



Courses are offered on an ongoing basis and we offer open enrollment. To view a complete schedule, go to the following link: Click Here

Scholarship Opportunities 

Career Pathways
Career Pathways allows qualifying students to benefit from activities related to workplace readiness, academic and career counseling, and academic preparation while enrolling in selected Non-Credit Fast Track programs.

Tuition assistance may be available for Adult Education students to assist with registration. Please Click Here to apply