Program Level: Certificates, Continuing Education
Department: Workforce Training Network
Institute: Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics
College: SPC


What is the WTN Welding program?

Today, there’s a chance you’ve used something that was put together with welding. It’s an industry that spans the globe and can be applied to a variety of different sectors. And if you play your cards right, welding as a profession can also be quite lucrative. Taking on welding as your primary profession isn’t just about welding bits of metal together. In fact, there’s a wide range of skills and duties that are involved. You’ll be studying blueprints, doing calculations, maintaining projects, and inspecting structures and goods. Welding gives you the opportunity to learn a range of new techniques and abilities that you would otherwise not have access to.



Courses available

Intro to Welding - WLDG 1000

With a hands-on approach, this AWS Welding Fundamentals course provides you with a comprehensive overview of the basic principles of welding. You will learn the basic science and practical application of the most commonly utilized welding processes along with other essential topics. At the end of the course, you will understand the fundamentals of equipment used in oxy-fuel, MIG welding, TIG welding, and arc welding, including welding and cutting safety, basic oxyfuel welding and cutting, basic arc welding processes and basic metallurgy.


Advanced MIG Flux Core - WLDG 2047

Learn advanced concepts of flux cored arc welding of structural and fabricated steel products. Develop your skills in multi-pass fillet and v-groove welding. By the end of the course, you will know how to select and properly use the GMAW equipment and identify and describe shielding gases, types of metals and metal transfer and perform electrode wire selection while using the correct GMAW welding procedures (80 hours).

Advanced TIG Aluminum - WLDG 2043

Develop your welding skills to a new level. Advance your aluminum welding skills in this GTAW for an aluminum welding course. Progress your skills by learning safe welding exercises to include “T” and lap joints. This class provides hands-on exercises using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding techniques (80 hours).


Advanced Pipe Welding  - WLDG 2053

Learn the principles and practices of the shielded metal arc welding process used in the pipe welding industry today. Practice and get hands-on experience welding steel pipes and steel plates to American Welding Society acceptable standards. You will also gain workplace skills such as math, communications, and business ethics (80 hours).



Advanced ARC Welding - WLDG 2043

Explore theories to the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) processes and learn advanced topics based on accepted welding codes. By the end of this course, you will be trained with various electrodes in shielded metal arc welding processes with open V-groove joints in all positions (80 hours).


Advanced Structural Welding - WLDG 2043

Take the next step in your field by developing your skills with this continuation course of Intermediate Layout and Fabrication. You will cover the production and fabrication of layout tools and processes involving welding codes, rod selection, reading basic blueprints, calculating dimensions and completing layouts (80 hours).


Fall Schedule of Classes – Beginning September/October 2019

Title: Intro to Welding

Course dates: 10/04/19 – 12/14/19

Meeting days & times: Friday evenings 5:00PM-9:00PM & Saturday mornings 8:00AM-12:00PM 

Location: Central Texas Technology Center (CTTC)

CRN: 10161


Title: Advanced TIG*

Course dates: 09/30/19 – 12/04/19

Meeting days & times: Monday & Wednesday evenings 5:00PM-9:00 PM 

Location: Central Texas Technology Center (CTTC)

CRN: 10162


Title: Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Course dates: 09/24/19 – 12/12/19

Meeting days & times: Tuesday& Thursday evenings 6:00PM-9:30 PM 

Location: St. Philip’s College/ Southwest Campus

CRN: 10162


*Please note: students are required to complete Intro to Welding before registering for the advanced classes.


Title: Pipe Welding*

Course dates: 09/30/19 – 12/04/19

Meeting days & times: Monday & Wednesday evenings 5:00PM-9:00 PM 

Location: Central Texas Technology Center (CTTC)

CRN: 10159


Title: Advanced MIG Welding*

Course dates:  10/01/19 – 12/04/19

Meeting days & times: Tuesday & Thursday evenings 5:00PM-9:00 PM

Location: Central Texas Technology Center (CTTC)

CRN: 10160


2189 FM 758

New Braunfels, TX 78130



Students can register online at https://www.alamo.edu/academics/wtn/Getting_Started/ or by contacting 210-21ALAMO (210-212-5266).


Tuition is $660.00 per student, per class.

  • Alfred Landeros 

    Phone: 210-486-7082
    Email: alanderos1@alamo.edu
    Campus: St. Philip’s College Southwest Campus (SWC)
    Building: Industrial Technology Center (ITC), Building 1 Section D Room D116

  • Jeannette Cooper 

    Phone: 210-486-7080
    Email: jcooper46@alamo.edu
    Campus: St. Philip’s College Southwest Campus (SWC)
    Building: Industrial Technology Center (ITC), Building 1 Section D Room D116

  • Gloria Perez 

    Phone: 210-486-2078
    St. Philip’s College (SPC)
    Welcome Center (WEC) Room 100