Baldwin County Public Schools
33243 State Highway 59 Loxley, AL  36551

Learn through hands-on instruction including tig welding, inspecting, cutting, trimming, pipe & more to be prepared for a wide range of opportunities in this high-demand field.

Average earning potential


Average completion time

3 years

Career details:

Baldwin Prep’s Welding Program prepares students for a career field that’s in high demand. Students gain hands-on experience with a wide range of welding techniques including Stick, Flux-Cored Arc, MIG, and TIG welding. This short-term certificate in Basic Plate Welding-SMAW Fillet is designed to prepare individuals through both theory and practical application.

This is a career program designed for students to go directly into the labor market upon completion. Although some of the courses in this program will transfer to four-year institutions, this program is not designed to be a transfer program of study.

Skills students will learn:

  • Tig Welding
  • Inspecting Parts and Material
  • Cutting
  • Welding Trimming
  • Pipe

Future careers & income opportunities:

OccupationMedian wageAvg openings in AL
Pipe Welding$53,63654
Welding Inspector$57,21026

Post secondary options:

  • Autobody/Collision Repair
  • Medium/Heavy Duty Vehicle Technician
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Engineer
  • Automotive Technology
  • Engineer

Dual enrollment courses for high school and college credit:

  • Shielded Metal Arc Fillet/OFC
  • Shielded Metal Arc Fillet/PAC/CAC
  • Shielded Metal Arc Fillet/OFC LAB
  • Shielded Metal Arc Fillet/PAC/CAC/ Lab
  • Intro to Pipefitting
  • Intro to Pipefitting Tools
  • Intro to Pipefitting Blueprints
  • Intro to Piping System, Drawings & Detail Sheets
  • SMAW Carbon Pipe
  • SMAW Carbon Pipe Lab

* Dual Enrollment Courses are offered through Coastal Alabama Community College and allows students to earn a short term certificate in Airframe Technology (CER-AMT) or and an Associates of Applied Science (AAS-AMT).

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