Welding 1

Our Welding program gives students hands-on experience in key welding processes, including gas metal arc welding, thermal cutting processes, shielded metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and oxy fuel cutting and welding. 

It is an intense program that is primarily lab based and focuses on developing critical welding skills, including safety, torch cutting processes, proper arc welding equipment setup, control techniques, and basic welding metallurgy. Students also gain knowledge in blueprint reading, metal types and the welding applications to use with them, metal cutting and fabrication tools, welding positions, and weld inspection and testing. 

All of our coursework is aligned with the American Welding Society's SENSE Standards

Tuition for Welding Level 1 is $9,799         Starting salary for Welding is $33,608         The Welding Level 1 program takes 8 months to complete

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2019–2020 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate.


Start Date End Date Days Time Status


4/9/2020 M-Th 7:30am–4:00pm Waitlist


6/24/2020 M-Th 7:30am–4:00pm  


7/15/2020 M-Th 7:30am–4:00pm  



Start Date End Date Days Time Status


12/1/2020 M-Th




2/10/2020 5/1/2021 M-Th






Program Cost


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Earning Potential 

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 10% Wage 25% Wage Median Wage 90% Wage
Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters 26% 13.60/hr ($28,280/yr)

16.18/hr ($33,650/yr)

18.55/hr ($38,590/yr)

28.05/hr ($58,340/yr)

Wage information is based on the O*NET Online Occupational Database and Career One Stop for the Denver Metro Area. Entry-level employees can expect wages between the 10% and 25% rates in the first 1-3 years in a job. The 90% Wage is typical of someone who has been working in the occupation for 7 years or more. 

*Salary is not guaranteed and should be used as a guideline only. 


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