Welding Schools In Alabama

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Our list of welding schools in Alabama offers a variety of options in welding education. Be sure to do your due diligence in researching any welding school that you intened on pursuing. Our site, Class One Welding has no affiliation with any of the schools listed below. If you would like a welding school or educational center added to our Alabama list please contact us or leave a comment at the bottom of the page!

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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.

Reid State Technical College

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.

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J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College

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.

Calhoun County Career Technical Center

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.

Wallace Community College

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.

Madison County Career Technical Center

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.

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Trenholm State Technical College (Multiple Locations)

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

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Alabama Southern Community College

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.

Faulkner State Community College

450 Fairhope Ave

Fairhope, AL 36532

Phone:(251) 990-0444

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.

Ingram State Technical College

Ingram Road

Deatsville, AL 36022

Phone: (334) 285-5177

Notes: This is a small school that offers welding classes.

Shelby County College and Career Center

701 AL-70

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.

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College

1708 N Main St

Opp, AL 36467

Phone:(334) 493-3573

Notes: This is another great welding school in Alabama. They offer great courses and cover all welding processes on several different base metals.

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Southern Union State Community College

750 Roberts St

Wadley, AL 36276

Phone:(256) 395-2211

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.

 

Gadsden State Community College-East Broad Street Campus

1001 George Wallace Dr.

Gadsden, AL 35903

Phone:(256) 549-8200

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.

Northwest-Shoals Community College

800 George Wallace Blvd

Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Phone: (256) 331-5200

Bishop State Community College

414 Stanton Rd

Mobile, AL 36617

Phone:(251) 662-5400

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

 

Ingalls Shipbuilding

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