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Welding I

2 semesters – 3 periods
Grades Eligible:  11, 12, Adult

Students enrolling in Welding I receive approximately 450 hours of intense welding instruction by a certified welding instructor in Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding based on guidelines set forth by the American Welding Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  This instruction will start students on the path for a successful future in the field of welding. 

Welding II

2 semesters – 3 periods
Grades Eligible:  12, Adult
Prerequisites:  Welding 1 and instructor approval

Welding II solidifies everything learned in Welding I and allows time for more in-depth training.  By demonstrating advanced levels of skill performance, the student can complete Welding II as a qualified welder.

How to Apply:

  • High School Students: Contact your school's guidance counselor.   Prerequisites may apply.
  • Adult Students: 
    • Schedule to take WorkKeys with the CTC assessment office (573.334.0826) and obtain required scores:  Graphic Literacy-3, Applied Math-3, Workplace Documents-4
    • Complete an application & make deposit ($100)
    • Provide proof of HS graduation (or GED)
    • Submit background check form

  • Classes Schedule: Monday - Friday
    • August - May (Following the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Calendar).
      • Typical Morning block schedule is 8:25 - 10:50
      • Typical Afternoon block schedule is 12:15 - 2:40
For specific meeting date & time along with estimated tuition & fees, please see the latest CTC Program Catalog


For More information call 573.334.0826 and speak to one of our Advisors.

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CTC has an American Welding Certified Welding Inspector on staff.  Welder performance qualification tests can be conducted on site by appointment only.  Prices will vary depending on the welding process and test variables required.  To schedule an appointment for a performance test, please contact 573-334-0826.