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List of Welding Schools In Alabama
Click on the name of the welding school to go to their website for more information about their welding program.
P.O. Box 588
Evergreen, AL 36401
Phone Number: 251-578-1313
Notes: Reid State Technical College in Evergreen, Alabama looks like a decent welding school that will train you to weld structural steel and pipe (all positions). I would like to see them add at least one certification test to the welding program. If you intend on entering this program or any other welding program please make sure that they teach more types of welding than just stick welding.
3421 Meridian St N
Huntsville, AL 35811
Phone Number: (256) 539-8161
Notes: This welding school in Alabama offers two programs, welding/fabrication and robotic welding. I know nothing about robotic welding but the general welding and fabrication program seem pretty good. It is a longer program but exposes you to a lot of different types of welding processes and base metals. The only thing I would change is that they should offer welding certification tests and the option to go a bit longer to obtain an Associate of Applied Science Degree.
1200 Church Ave SE
Jacksonville, AL 36265
Phone: (256) 741-4600
Notes: This program seems to be great if you want to get some basic welding skills but may not be the best choice if you want to start a welding career.
1141 Wallace Dr
Dothan, AL 36303
Phone: (334) 983-3521
Notes: The Alabama Wallace Community College has an great welding school that is offered in two locations. You can look at the welding course catalog here (PDF), as you can see it covers much of what you need to know to become a welder. You will learn every type of common welding processes (MIG, TIG & stick) on a variety of different base metals. The courses also includes pipe and structural steel welding as well as metal cutting and surfacing. The do offer welding certification on site! It is very important that you take as many welding certifications as possible.
1275 Jordan Rd
Huntsville, AL 35811
Phone: (256) 852-2170
Notes: I do not know much about this welding school, please call them if you are interested.
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, AL 36108
Phone: (334) 420-4200
Note: Trenholm State Community College has a great welding program that covers everything you will need to know to start a welding career. Take a look at their welding program information and class list. Pipe and plate welding is covered in length using six different welding processes on many different types of metal. After completing this course
251 College St
Gilbertown, AL 36908
Phone: (251) 843-5265
Notes: Alabama Southern Community College offers a great welding program that will give you all the skills needed to become a career welder. Expect to receive a good amount of hands on training at their Thomasville campus.
450 Fairhope Ave
Fairhope, AL 36532
Notes: Faulkner has an excellent welding school that offers a great selection of welding classes and also give you the opportunity to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Welding Technology. Having a degree is a great step in the right direction if you are serious about your future welding career. It is also important to get as many welding certifications as possible. I am not sure if this welding school in Alabama offers welder certification or not but the program is top notch from the research I have done.
Deatsville, AL 36022
Phone: (334) 285-5177
Notes: This is a small school that offers welding classes.
Columbiana, AL 35051
Phone: (205) 682-6650
Notes: This is a small school that offers welding classes. You can see a an overview of their welding program here.
1708 N Main St
Opp, AL 36467
Notes: This is another great welding school in Alabama. They offer great courses and cover all welding processes on several different base metals.
750 Roberts St
Wadley, AL 36276
Notes: Southern Union has a solid welding program that will cover everything from cutting, welding and blueprint reading. Pipe and plate welding with TIG, MIG and stick welding will give you a wide range of experience that you can use to start your welding career. Remember that it is important to acquire welding certifications during school or immediately after graduation.
1001 George Wallace Dr.
Gadsden, AL 35903
Notes: Gadsden State Community College offers excellent welding training and offers a chance to become a certified welder.
In classroom learning will range from blueprint reading, welding theory, metallurgy and other useful subjects. In the welding shop you will learn how to TIG, MIG and stick welding on pipe and plate.
800 George Wallace Blvd
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
Phone: (256) 331-5200
414 Stanton Rd
Mobile, AL 36617
Notes: Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Alabama has a great welding program that covers all aspects of welding and metal cutting. You can view their course catalog here.
Other Options For Welding Training In Alabama – Welding Apprenticeships
Welding school may not be an option for you for a number of reasons. If money is a concern you will most likely be able to get a student loan, pell grant or other financial aid assistance to get into a welding school. If money is not the problem then I have a few other places you can get welding training in Alabama for free.
Local 92 – Ironworkers Union
The Iron Workers Union offers a three year paid apprenticeship program that will consist of welding, cutting and steel erection. The apprenticeship will be in class and on the job training. The pay is good but actually getting an apprenticeship position can be challenging. Their largest location or jurisdiction is in Birmingham, Alabama
This is an amazing opportunity if you want to live and work on the gulf coast of Alabama and/or Mississippi. Ingalls Shipbuilding Apprenticeships offer great training and a chance to really advance yourself in into a welding career. Here are a few facts about the welding apprenticeship.
- Medical, dental and life insurance
- Starting pay near $18.00 per hour
- Tons of overtime at time and a half – about $27.00 per hour
- For every 500 hours you work you get a pay raise
- Other benefits like paid vacation
- Top out apprentice pay is about $23.40 per hour