The Division of Continuing Education offers three types of welding: Stick, TIG, and MIG.  Our classes focus on the basic fundamentals of welding using a hands-on approach.  Classes are offered a various times during the year.

All classes are held at the Beaufort County Skills Center located at 705 Page Rd., Washington.

TIG welding will introduce students to the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. MIG welding will introduce students to the metal inert gas (MIG) welding process. Using a hands-on approach, students will learn basic principles and practices of welding. Topics will include metallurgy and welding inspection.

January 31 through May 9, 2017
Tuesdays from 6 pm to 9 pm

February 2 - May 11, 2017
Thursdays from 6 pm to 9 pm

June 1 - September 14, 2017
Thursdays from 6 pm to 9 pm

June 6 - September 26, 2017
Tuesdays from 6 pm to 9 pm

Registration fee: $126.25*
*$125 registration fee; $1.25 student insurance

Class size is limited to 10 per class.

Welding Kits will be provided. However, we will discuss the kits on the first day/night of class in case any student wants to purchase their own. Typically, kits cost about $202.83 (tax included) from the BCCC Bookstore.

Students who wish to pursue the AWS Certification can request the Credential Exam at the end of the course.  The Exam is administered by a third-party examiner and on-average is $250 and is paid to the third-party examiner directly.

SMAW or Shielded Metal Arc Welding is a method of welding using a stick or rod in the welding process. In this hands-on class, students will develop and hone their welding skills.
* Classes are offered based on demand

Funding assistance may be available through your local NCWorks Career Center (formerly known as JobLink). For more information and an eligibility assessment, please click on the Financial Assistance link at the left.


 For more information about these courses, please contact:

Lou Stout
Director of Workforce Initiatives
Building 8, Room 804
Phone:  (252) 940-6307
Fax:  (252) 940-6254