Welding Schools in Louisiana

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Our list of welding schools in Louisiana 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, colleges or apprenticeships listed anywhere on this page.

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List Of Welding Schools In Louisiana

You may also want to look at neighboring states in my welding school directory. Click on the names of the welding schools below to go to their website for more information about their welding program.

South Central Louisiana Technical College 

900 Youngs Road

Morgan City, LA 70380

Phone: (985) 380.2957

This welding school offers three different programs.

  • Technical Diploma (TD)
  • Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS)
  • Technical Competency Area (TCA)

They offer hands on welding training with all of the major welding processes like stick, MIG, TIG and FCAW. In addition to learning how to weld mild steel you will get experience welding aluminum and stainless steel. Both pipe welding and plate welding are covered also.

Delgado Community College

320 Howze Beach Road

Slidell, LA 70461

Phone: (504) 671-6600

This welding school offers three different programs where you can earn a Certificate of Technical Studies.

  • GMAW/MIG & Flux Cored Arc Welding
  • SMAW/Stick
  • GTAW/TIG

The complete welding program curriculum can be seen here for each program.

Northwest Louisiana Technical College (multiple locations)

Address: 9500 Industrial Drive

Minden, LA 71055

Phone: (318) 371-3035

This Technical College offers a very wide verity of welding courses where you can earn a technical diploma. The cover all of the major welding processes including stick, MIG, TIG and FCAW. In addition to welding mild steel you will also learn how to weld more exotic metals like stainless steel and aluminum.

In addition to hands on welding training you will have in classroom learning about welding theory, blueprint reading and basic metallurgy. You can see a welding program brochure here.

Fletcher Technical Community College

1407 Highway 311

Schriever, LA 70395

Phone: (985) 448.7900

Fletcher Technical College has an excellent welding program where you will learn to weld pipe as well as plate with SMAW,MIG, TIG and FCAW. You have the option to add a few additional classes so you can receive a  Associate’s of Applied Science in Technical Studies. A complete list of all welding classes can be found here.

SPARX Welding & Technology Institute

280 A Equity Blvd

Houma, Louisiana 70360

Phone: (985) 655-7779

Sorry but I do not have a lot of information about this welding school. You may find the article “Tips For Choosing a Welding School” helpful.

McNeese State University

4205 Ryan Street

Lake Charles, LA 70605

Phone: (337) 475-5000

McNeese State College offer two basic welding programs that will give you some very basic training. These courses are not the best fir for someone that is seeking a career as a welder but more for the hobbyist.

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Other options for welding training: Welding Apprenticeships

A welding apprenticeship can be a great way to earn money while you receive your training. Both the Ironworkers and Boilermakers Union offer excellent apprenticeship opportunities that are open to anyone no matter your skill level.

Apprenticeships can last anywhere between 4 to 5 years and earnings can range from $15 an hour to $20 an hour depending on what your apprenticeship. Both apprenticeship programs are not strictly about welding as you will learn many other industry related skills like rigging, pipe fitting, metal cutting and crane signaling.

After you completed your apprenticeship you’ll be what is called a journeyman. This means that you will be earning a full wage that can range anywhere between $20 and $35 per hour.

 

Union Welding Apprenticeships in Louisiana (Boilermakers & Ironworkers)

There are many Ironworker and Boilermaker locals in Louisiana and any of them will be able to give you information about their apprenticeship program. The boilermakers have a large site dedicated to just apprenticeship information.

Iron Workers Union Local 623 (Multiple Locals)

6153 Airline Hwy

Baton Rouge, LA 70805

Phone:(225) 357-3262

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 37 (Multiple Locals)

565 Johnny F. Smith Ave

Slidell, LA 70460

Phone:(985) 847-9660

 

Military Veterans Welding Apprenticeship in Louisiana

Bollinger Shipyards has apprenticeships that are open to military veterans.  They have several construction yards and drydocks located within louisiana. Some of the positions that you can apprentice for include the following.

  • Welders
  • Fitters
  • Electrician
  • Carpenters
  • Painter