About the Welding Program

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The short-term Workforce Welding program is a 200 – 320 hour training class that prepares students to obtain an industry recognized Welding Certification (AWS or NCCER) and an entry level welding job. The course covers safety, stick, flux core, and structural welding. This is a non-college credit class. 


Cost of the Program
Tuition Assistance Available

Requirements to Enroll:

10 – Panel Drug Screen Results

 Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for class:

  •  welding shield
  • welding gloves
  • welding cap
  • steel-toed shoes
  • long sleeve shirt
  • earplugs
  • safety glasses 

Apply for Upcoming Welding Classes

Poplarville Class

Next Class:
August 26 - November 20
Monday - Wednesday
4:30pm - 9:30pm


Hancock Class

Next Class:
August 19 - November 20
Monday - Wednesday
4:30pm - 9:30pm


Hattiesburg Class

Next Class:
Summer 2025 Class TBD


How to Apply for Tuition Assistance

WIOA Steps

Michelle Coleman 
601 -584-1124

Job Outlook

The job outlook for welders in Mississippi is promising, reflecting a robust demand for skilled professionals in the welding industry. With Mississippi being a hub for manufacturing, construction, and shipbuilding, welders play a crucial role in contributing to the state’s economic growth. As infrastructure projects continue to expand, the need for welding expertise remains high, creating numerous opportunities for employment. Additionally, the maintenance and repair sectors benefit from skilled welders, further solidifying their importance in sustaining various industries.

As the demand for infrastructure development and skilled trades persists, the job outlook for welders in Mississippi continues to be favorable, offering a pathway for individuals seeking a rewarding and stable career in the welding field.

Click here to see the job out look in Mississippi for Welders. 

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