Welding Programs

Our training programs have been designed for you to obtain the necessary welding skills and techniques required to succeed in the marketplace. We use a comprehensive curriculum and state of the art equipment to equip you to meet current industry standards. You will be instructed by Certified Welding Inspectors and/or certified welders with years of experience in the industry.

Anvil Welding Instruction training programs focus on the American Welding Society’s standards for welding, and the job-specific skills needed by employers. Due to the variety of  each individual’s skill level, our classes are designed for students to progress at their own pace, which oftentimes leads to accelerated training. As a serious student, you can accomplish learning how to weld to code, and upon completion of the course, you have the opportunity to take a qualification test to become a Certified Welder. Becoming a Certified Welder is an aid in obtaining employment, and in some cases, it is a prerequisite for employment.

Course Descriptions

The 5-week beginner/intermediate course covers the welding processes, techniques, and fundamentals for SMAW, and FCAW.  Flat, horizontal, and vertical welding is performed with the goal of passing the FCAW 3G qualification test.  One AWS welding qualification test with WABO is included in the course. All welding will be on mild steel.

5 week course (160 hours)

Welders entering this 5-week course will already have existing welding knowledge and foundational skills. The course will build upon that foundation and includes oxy/acetylene and the SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW welding processes. Out of position and full penetration welding are the primary focus. One AWS SMAW or FCAW welding qualification test with WABO is included in the course. All welding is on mild steel.

5 week course (160 hours)

This combined Level 1 & Level 2 10-week course provides the student with a seamless training program. Two welding qualification tests with WABO are included. The cost is also discounted versus taking each course individually.

10 week course (320 hours)

This advanced 8-week course trains the experienced welder to become a qualified 6G pipe welder. Prior certification in one or more of the other welding processes is required.  The course includes proper joint preparation, open root welding, and one 6G pipe test. Welding will be on steel pipe.

8 week course (256 hours)

The GTAW (Tig) course offers a 2-week course to learn steel and stainless steel welding. The four week course includes two weeks of aluminum welding. Testing is available, but is not included in the course.

2-4 week course (64-128 hours)

NOTE: Test process/position is based on each student’s ability. Each student will be given the opportunity to pass one or more qualification tests meeting AWS, ASME, API 1104, or WABO standards. There is an additional fee for tests not included in the course(s).

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"Great place to learn the welding craft/skill. Great help during and after training.​"

Robert B.

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Jesse G.

"Anvil Welding was a great place to learn how to weld. The staff is very knowledgeable and super helpful.​"

Kelly R.

"Want to change your life? Ready to work hard and learn a skilled trade? This school is AWESOME!!! Exceptional instruction, positive learning environment, and you will meet other great people who want to learn to weld. Big Thank You to Brenda, Lonnie, and Adam!!!"

Crystal O.

"The best school you could ever go to! The environment is extraordinary! Great instructors! I would recommend 100% to anyone and everyone! I have gotten all of my certifications at Anvil! I wouldn't go anywhere else!"

Anita T.

"Wonderful people and great instructors!"

Kathy H.

"Great school and one on one instruction. Allows the student to learn at their own pace."

James L.