Welding



Have you always wanted to learn to weld, but are unable to follow a rigid training schedule?  We have the perfect program for you at NCTC - offering the flexibility to meet your busy lifestyle or address the need for extreme fast-track instruction.  Our welding lab is located at our Gainesville campus, in the 2100 building.


NCTC’s state-of-the-art lab is open and staffed with a highly qualified instructor during the following hours:

 

SUMMER WELDING LAB SCHEDULE

 

7 a.m. to 10 p.m.     Monday through Thursday

Closed:  During regular college holidays and Fridays

 

FALL AND SPRING LAB SCHEDULE

 

7 a.m. to 10 p.m.    Monday through Thursday

7 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Friday

Closed:  During regular college holidays

 

 

Simply punch in/out to clock your hours, have the instructor sign-off on required assessments for each topic and you can determine how fast you complete your course of study. You could even finish our 358-hour Combination Welding program in a matter of months with this training approach!

 

FUNDING FROM TWC OR DARS?  Working with Texas Workforce or DARS to get funding for your educational pursuit, but the money won't be ready for start of the semester?  That is no longer a factor. You can start when everything is in order - even if it's a couple of weeks into the semester.  

 

NEED A SCHOLARSHIP? You might be eligible for a Gainesville Economic Development Scholarship. Click here to find out! 

 

WANT TO COMBINE HIGH SCHOOL AND WELDING? Learn a trade so that when you graduate, you're ready for a well-paying job with tons of potential. Find out how to do that here.

 

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING:   This flex-entry program is a great opportunity for employers to send workers for skills training.  Rotate times when your team members are on the clock, yet slated to be in training, to help them gain competitive advantage in your industry. 

 

 


Classes offered:

 

Combination Track

Take this 358 hour track and learn all of the welding methods you'll need to become career-ready!

 

Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting Track 

Take this 304 hour track to learn more about oxy-fuel welding and cutting.

 

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Track

Take this 272 hour track to learn more about shielded metal arc welding.

 

Gas Metal Arc Welding Track

Take this 304 hour track to learn more about gas metal arc welding.

 

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Track

Take this 304 hour track to learn more about gas tungsten arc welding. 

 

Flux Cored Arc Welding Track

Take this 304 hour track to learn more about flux cored arc welding. 

 

Pipe Welding Track

Take this 336 hour track to learn more about pipe welding. 

 

Stand Alone Courses

Take these courses as you need them to update skills and learn new techniques.

 

Short-Term Welding Refreshers

Need a little time to refresh? Take this refresher in 4, 8, 12, or 16 hours.

 

 

Coordinator: Kenny Smith

General questions? Call 940-668-4272

WIA? Call 940-498-6272