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About the Program:

Community college credit is available. Grades eligible: 11, 12, Adult.

Students enrolling in the first year of welding 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 to a successful future in the welding field. The second year of welding solidifies everything learned in the first year of welding and allows time for more in-depth training. By demonstrating advanced levels of skill performance, the student can complete the two-year welding program as a qualified welder. 

How to Apply:

  1. Schedule to take the WorkKeys with the CTC Assessment Office (573.334.0826) and obtain the required scores: 

    • Graphic Literacy- 3

    • Applied Math- 3

    • Workplace Documentation- 4

  2. Complete an application & deposit $100.

  3. Provide proof of HS graduation (or GED).

  4. Submit the background check form.

Class Schedule:

August-May (Following the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Calendar)


The morning block schedule is from 8:25 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
The afternoon block schedule is from 12:05 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

For more information, call 573.334.0826 and speak to one of our advisors.

CTC has an American Welding Society 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.