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.
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 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:
2601 Carson Road
George Wallace Hall, Office 202
Birmingham, AL 35215
4600 Valleydale Road
Health Science Building, Office 432
Birmingham, AL 35242
Courses are offered on an ongoing basis and we offer open enrollment. To view a complete schedule, go to the following link: Click Here
Jefferson State Community College’s Adult Education program and the Center for Workforce Education have partnered to provide Fast Track career classes to Adult Education students. The Fast Track career classes lead to the skills necessary to obtain employment. These classes can be completed in a few weeks or a few months. 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.
Local Alabama Career Centers provide WIOA scholarship opportunities to qualifying students for some programs. (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act). These are for low-income students/students who have recently been laid off from their jobs.
BACK TO WORK 50+:
If you are aged 50 or older, AARP offers scholarships to eligible students. You do not have to be an AARP member to receive a scholarship. If you are interested in an AARP scholarship, respond back and I will provide the dates of upcoming Information Sessions. You may also check the web site