Instructors: Jeff Clark and Edward Poff


    Welders use handheld tools to permanently join metal components together. Applications stretch from the tops of buildings to the bottom of the sea. Frequent and fast-paced developments in this field make it a valuable skill to build upon over a long career.

    Courses We Offer:

    • NCCER Welding 1-4
    • National Center for Construction Education and Research, a national certifying body


    Manufacturing Jobs

    Careers in manufacturing emphasize finding the most efficient way to create a product. This means that some manufacturing jobs are all about planning and analyzing that production while others are focused on the handson processing of materials into final products.

    Useful Traits

    • Hand-eye coordination
    • Attention to detail
    • Physical Strength
    • Critical Thinking

    Things You Will Learn

    • General Mechanical Knowledge
    • Applied mathematics
    • Design principles

    Certification Offered:

    NCCER Welding

    AWS (American Welding Society)

    Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)

    • SkillsUSA

    Ask about our dual enrollment opportunities at Bevill State.

    College: Bevill State Community College

    Vehicle Technology and Repair (VT1)

    • Automotive Service Offered at Sumiton and Hamilton Campuses

    Bevill State has no minimum grade or score requirements for students who earn the Alabama High School Diploma, but all students must complete the COMPASS Placement Test prior to admission.


    Long Term Certificate:         Cost: $7770  -  Credit Hours: 55

    • Short Term Certificate:        Cost: $3540  -  Credit Hours: 25

      *cost only accounts for credit hours



    Employment Opportunities

    • Welder’s Helper
      • Education needed: High School/GED
      • Wage: $9-14/hour
      • Certification Needed: AWS Cert. pre- ferred
    • Machinery Manufacturing Welder
      • Education Needed: Technical School
      • Median Pay: $36220/year
      • Certification(s) Needed: Advanced AWS, among others
    • Industrial Machinery Repair and Mainte- nance
      • Education Needed: Technical School
      • Median Pay: $36480/year
      • Certification(s) Needed: Advanced AWS, among others 

    On The Job Training

    Ask your career coach, counselor or instructorfor options to gain real world experience in this field.


    O*NET, Job #49-3023.02

    Information taken from the Alabama State Department of Education

    Career and Technical Education/Workforce Development

    Section and from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Onet Online.

    Director: Chris McCullar

    Asst. Director: Kristi Cain

    Counselor: Kelli Adkins

    Career Coach: Shawna McCullar

    Phone: 205-387-0519

    Fax: 205-384-5170

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