Registration Fee: $100.00 (non-refundable). This fee is applied to the student`s account balance upon starting attendance at AWA.

Programs Tuition and fees Equipment/Supplies Room and Board Transportation cost Misc Cost
Independ Depend Independ Depend Independ Depend
Master Pipe & Structural Welding Program $10,713.00 $11,097.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
*OSHA 30 $850.00 $125.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
*OSHA 10 $425 $125 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

ProgramsTuition and feesEquipment/SuppliesRoom and BoardTransportation costMisc Cost
Master Pipe & Structural Welding Program$10,713.00$11,097.00Independ - N/A
Depend - N/A
Independ - N/A
Depend - N/A
Independ - N/A
Depend - N/A
*OSHA 30$850.00$125.00Independ - N/A
Depend - N/A
Independ - N/A
Depend - N/A
Independ - N/A
Depend - N/A
*OSHA 10$425$125Independ - N/A
Depend - N/A
Independ - N/A
Depend - N/AN/A
Independ - N/A
Depend - N/AN/A

*OSHA 30 and 10 are neither accredited by COE nor qualify students to receive Title IV financial aid and are both non-Title IV programs. Both have $50 non-refundable registration fees that are waived for AWA students (both past and present).


The Master Pipe and Structural Welding Program at Arkansas Welding Academy is a career-focused training program that will enable you to acquire the skills you need to succeed in an entry-level Welding position. We strive to give you tools primarily through hands-on training in the welding booth and four hours per week in the classroom that you can directly apply to your future career. As a journeyman welder, you will be able to setup and operate welding equipment and run the four major welding processes used in manufacturing today: GMAW, FCAW, SMAW and GTAW. Our welding program provides the training you need for multiple positions across a variety of fields. Some of these positions are: ship building, manufacturing, utilities, new construction and shut-downs. With our hands-on training, you’ll be prepared to hit the ground running on your very first day.

Master Pipe and Structural Welding Program

  • Class Hours: 80
  • Laboratory Hours: 830 
  • Total Clock Hours: 910 

Through methods of lecture/discussion and laboratory the student will learn the fundamentals of welding, metallurgy, rod angles of each welding position. Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and FluxCor welding processes will be taught on all positions, joints, with and without backing strip, and pipe. Student will demonstrate through successful pass of visual and destructive bend test.

Study Tool:

The successful graduate must have accomplished the following:

  • 100 percent on Safety Test.
  • 75 percent or greater on all other tests.
  • Pass all visual weld inspections.
  • Pass all destructive bend tests.
  • Have twelve days or less of unexcused absences.

All graduates in good standing with Arkansas Welding Academy and financial aid providers will have earned job placement assistance and life-time brush-up.


Master Pipe and Structural Welding Program
26 weeks 910 clock hours/ 29 Credit Hours
Standard hours of attendance are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, you should report at 7:15 a.m. on the starting date of the first course you attend for student orientation. On occasion, due to the high volume of enrollment, AWA reserves the right to reschedule confirmed start date.
* Mon. holidays: Class begins on Tues.


OSHA 30 Construction Safety and Health

The OSHA 30 program is a Non Title IV Program

Class Hours: 30 Total Clock Hours: 30

This OSHA 30-Hour Construction Training covers health and safety workplace topics that will familiarize you with OSHA Construction standards. These topics will include OSHA Focus Four as well as a minimum of six elective topics as determined by the student make-up.

  • Introduction to OSHA OSHA Inspection Procedures
  • Safety & Health Programs Recordkeeping
  • Hazard Communication Fire Detection & Protection
  • Exit routes/Emergency Action Electrical

Plans & Fire Prevention

  • Electrical Part II Case Studies & Workshop
  • Flammable & Lockout/Tagout

Combustible Liquids

  • Machine Guarding Walking & Working Surfaces
  • Welding, Cutting & Brazing Material Handling
  • Workshop Ergonomics
  • Permit-Required Confined Spaces
  • Personal Protective Equipment Industrial Hygiene & Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Hand & Portable Power Tools & Other Hand-Held Equipment
  • Case Studies & Workshop

Please Note: Once students have successfully completed and passed the OSHA 30-Hour course, they will be awarded a certificate of completion to act as temporary proof of successful completion. Once the OSHA card is received either in the mail or in person, the OSHA Education Center certificate of completion will no longer be necessary.

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