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Accelerated Welding

Are you out of work or underemployed due to the recent downturn in the mining industry? Do you have experience in welding but no certifications to back it up? Big Sandy Community and Technical College is now offering an Accelerated Welding Certification Program.

Get quality hands on training for an in demand career in as little as 6 months. We provide flexible schedules with classes starting every 6-8 weeks.

Please fill out the form below and look over the prerequisites to see if you are eligible for the program.


  • At least one year of verifiable welding experience. (Preferably in Stick or TIG welding)
  • High School Diploma/GED or TABE Test
  • Must be 18 years old.


  • Welding Helmet
  • Welding Gloves
  • Leather sleeves/Flame retardant shirts
  • Boots

Classes begin October 17


  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
  • Monday-Thursday: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Danny Tonkin
(606) 788-2812

John Fitzpatrick
(606) 788-2823 Ext.: 82823



Accelerated Welding Information Request