Course Info & Tuition Rates


All courses and services include supplies, books/manuals, and instructor supervision.

All classes are available at the following start times:

  1. 7:00 am to 12:30 pm
  2. 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

 

SMAW (Stick) PIPE WELDING QUALIFICATION PROGRAM

  • Duration:        7 weeks – 193 clock hours
  • Class:             5 days per week/5.5 hours per day (plus 2 hours per week homework)
  • Tuition:           Includes all consumables and supplies
  • Total Cost:     $5,700          

 

GTAW (TIG) PIPE WELDING QUALIFICATION PROGRAM

  • Duration:         5 weeks – 137 clock hours
  • Class:              5 days per week/5.5 hours per day (plus 2 hours per week homework)
  • Tuition:            Includes all consumables and supplies
  • Total Cost:      $4,100       

 

NIGHT CLASSES

 

  • Duration:         SMAW – 10 weeks                     GTAW – 7 weeks
  • Class:              5 nights per week/3.5 hours per night  (plus 2 hours per week homework)
  • Tuition:           Includes all consumables and supplies
  • Total Cost:     $5,700 (SMAW)             $4,100 (GTAW)     

 

SMAW (Stick) STRUCTURAL/PLATE PROGRAM

  • Duration:            5 weeks – 137 clock hours
  • Class:                  5 days      per week/5.5 hours per day (plus 2 hours per week homework)
  • Tuition:               Includes all consumables and supplies
  • Total Cost:       $3,800     

 

GMAW/FCAW (Mig) STRUCTURAL/PLATE PROGRAM

  • Duration:              6 weeks – 165 clock hours
  • Class:                   5 days      per week/5.5 hours per day (plus 2 hours per week homework)
  • Tuition:                 Includes all consumables and supplies
  • Total Cost:          $4,600      

CONTRACTOR SERVICES

Elite Welder Training & Testing can train welders to a specific Code or standard.  For example, stainless steel Mig, aluminum plate, light gauge, carbon steel/stainless steel, etc.  Whatever your welding needs are, we can handle them.

 

WEEKLY & DAILY RATES

  •  Rates:            Weekly:  $700   –   Daily:  $175    

 

For experienced welders who want to learn additional processes or prepare for upcoming tests.

Qualification/Certification Testing ASNT Level II Inspector On Site, Average Cost $400.

 

MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • An individual must be capable of squatting, kneeling, sitting, or standing for an extended period of time.
  • An individual must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • You must have 20/20 vision (naturally or corrected).
  • Elite Welder Training reserves the right to require proof of professional eye exam at any time.

 

REFUND POLICY

Students who drop out or withdraw within the first 2 weeks will be given a pro-rated refund.  After 2 weeks, there will be no refund.

 

DID YOU KNOW… A skilled pipe welder can earn the salary of a doctor or a lawyer.Welding is one of only a few skills that can earn you a six-figure annual income without a college degree.

Pipe welders who are willing to travel and/or work in hazardous conditions can earn over $100,000 a year.

A travelling, industrial pipe welder can earn from $70,000 to $130,000 a year.

Underwater welders earn from $100,000 to $200,000 a year.

Military support welders working in the Middle East can earn from $120,000 to $200,000 a year.