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Certified Welders are in demand in many industries, including manufacturing, aerospace engineering, the automobile industry, HVAC/Plumbing, and so much more. Become a certified welder through a new program at County College of Morris! Learn in our new state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing Center and earn your certified welders license.

AWS Level 1 Welding (WDT-215E)

Learn the basics of welding in CCM’s all new welding lab in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center. Welding, an essential skill used in manufacturing and technology, is continually seeking skilled welders for their workforce.  Add in preparation for American Welding Society (AWS) certification and be prepared to standout in the job market!

In this 200-hour program, you will learn the differences and applications of the four main welding processes:  Flux (FCAW or Flux Cored Arc Welding), Stick (SMAW or Shielded Metal Arc Welding), MIG (Metal, Inert Gas) and TIG (Tungsten, Inert Gas) welding.  You will prepare to successfully pass the AWS Level 1 Entry-Welder certification exam.

All students will begin with prerequisite courses that include occupational orientation, basic health and safety of welders and drawing and welding symbol interpretation.  Students will be able to rotate into process specific instructional modules upon completion of the prerequisite courses.  In addition to the four welding processes, students will also learn thermal cutting and the foundation of welding inspection and testing.

Instructor Joseph Eannetta, a subject-matter expert, holds multiple certifications including TIG, MIG, Stick, FCAW; D1.1 structural steel certification in SMAW and FCAW-G; ASTM A672/A672M-19 pipe welding certification in SMAW / FCAW-G; OSHA 10,OSHA 30 and OSHA Hazwoper.

INSTRUCTOR: Joseph Eannetta

This program is an evening/weekend program that began in 2022.  This program requires student commitment and attendance over an approximate six-month period.  Students are expected to supply their own safety gear/clothing including:  Safety Glasses, Arc Helmet min shade #10, shade 5 cutting glasses, hearing protection, Gauntlet Welding Gloves, TIG Welding Gloves, Work Shoes, Cotton Denim or Flame-Retardant Jeans and Shirt, Welding Jacket (optional, but highly recommended). 

Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. AND on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CLASS IS LIMITED TO 14 STUDENTS. Students completing the full 200-hour program will have an opportunity to certify in the process of their choice at the end of the program.

Fall 2023/Winter 2024 Welding class:

October 23, 2023 through April 20, 2024

Mon and Wed, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Sat, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

MIG, Flux Core & TIG

Cost: $3999.00 (Includes certification exam)

NEW! Individual Welding Certifications in the Following Processes:
Students will be able to choose their desired certification from the list below or submit their own Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) to qualify with. 

AWS Code Process Base Metal Position


A36 Steel 1G or 3G


A36 Steel 1G or 3G

(Flux Core)

A36 Steel 1G or 3G


308L Stainless Steel 1G


6061 T6 Aluminum 1G

The AWS Certified Welder Program is a valuable credential that demonstrates a welder’s competency in the welding field, and it is recognized throughout the industry as an indicator of welding expertise. The program tests welders on one of the specific welding processes and applications to ensure their skills meet industry standards.

Applicants must have successfully completed an approved welding training course or have 2-3 years relevant work experience.  Interested students must fill out this interest form to verify their experience before registering for the course.

The course will consist of three guided practice sessions. Students will receive instruction on best practices for earning their certification, followed by a final testing day where students will complete the required welding test coupon under the supervision of our Certified Welding Inspector. Test coupons are then sent out for 3rd party inspection and testing by AWS-certified professionals. Upon successfully passing the exam, students receive a certificate and become an AWS Certified Welder in the welding process of choice.

Class dates:

Nov. 4, 1-4 p.m.

Nov. 11, 1-4 p.m.

Nov. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Nov. 18, 1-4 p.m. (testing on this date)


Cost $1,500