Registration Fee: $100.00 (non-refundable). This fee is applied to the student`s account balance upon starting attendance at AWA. $400.00 (REFUNDABLE) booth reservation fee. This fee is applied to the equipment and supplies upon start.

Programs Tuition and fees Equipment/Supplies Room and Board Transportation cost Misc Cost
Independ Depend Independ Depend Independ Depend
Master Pipe & Structural Welding Program $16,713.00 $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

Programs Tuition and fees Equipment/Supplies Room and Board Transportation cost Misc Cost
Master Pipe & Structural Welding Program$16,713.00$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).

Institutional Cancellation & Refund Policy
A full refund to any student who cancels the enrollment contract within seventy-two (72) hours (until midnight of the third day excluding Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays) after the enrollment contract is executed.

Students who have not visited the school facility prior to enrollment will have the opportunity to withdraw without penalty within three days following either attendance at a regularly scheduled orientation or following a tour of the facilities and inspection of the equipment.

If an applicant is not accepted for enrollment by a school the applicant is entitled to a full refund of monies paid less an application fee not to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25). AWA does not charge an application fee.

The registration fee of one hundred dollars ($100) will be retained. AWA will not restock. $400.00 (REFUNDABLE) booth reservation fee. This fee is applied to the equipment and supplies upon start. All tuition paid in excess of the registration fee will be refunded based on the cost and length of the program in which enrolled in the following manner:

  • At completion of less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the program, the student will be refunded on a pro rata basis.
  • At completion of 25% but less than 50% of the program, the student will be refunded 50% of the tuition.
  • At completion of 50% but less than 75% of the program, the student will be refunded 25% of the tuition.
  • At completion of 75% or more of the program no refund is due the student.

All tuition beyond the current enrollment period shall be refunded when student terminates.

Students shall be refunded immediately when a course is cancelled and there is not a course required for their program of study available.

The effective date of the termination, for refund purposes, shall be the last day of attendance.

The student shall not be required to purchase instructional supplies, books, pay fees, etc. until such time as these materials are needed.

In the event a school discontinues a program in which students are enrolled, a full refund of all tuition, tools, textbooks, etc. and fees are due. Refunds shall be made within 15 days of the last class meeting date. This statement does not apply to a closed school; however, it does apply to a school that closes only one location.

All refunds will be made within thirty (30) calendar days of the effective date of termination and when due, will be made without requiring a request from the student. All refunds shall be made according to payor source(s) (grant/scholarship/loan) policy.



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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