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Program Overview

This program is a 10-month program in which students learn the necessary skills to work at a diverse variety of work sites. Industrial welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, construction, and the petroleum industry.

Entrance Requirements and Prerequisites:

The application process includes a list of required program prerequisites and forms. All forms should be carefully completed and submitted with any necessary documentation. The prerequisite checklist is also located within your Extended Learning student account and will help ensure your application is complete. Note that your registration for the class is not complete until all application documents are submitted, and your application fee is paid.  
  • Must be 18 years of age or older – upload a photo or scan of a valid driver’s license
  • High School Graduate/GED equivalent – upload a photo or scan of a diploma or transcript
  • A minimum score of a score of Bronze on the WorkKeys Assessment
  • Signed Disclosure and Authorization to Obtain Information Form
    • Download form here.
    • Complete and sign the document.
    • Upload a photo or scan of the completed form.
    • Keep documents for your records.
  • Acknowledgment of the Workforce Program Drop Policy Compliance Release Form
    • Read or download the policy here.
    • Sign the release form at registration. You will be prompted in your Lumens account.
  • All original documents should be submitted at the first class meeting.

Earned Credentials

Once all training is successfully completed participants may earn NCCER CONTREN Levels 1 & 2 credentials, and be given the opportunity to earn an OSHA 10-hour general industry credential. 

Funding Assistance

Registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Per the policies of the  MS Community College Board Division of Workforce, Career, & Technical Education, class sizes are subject to minimum and/or maximum participant numbers. Co-Lin reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or reschedule a class due to, but not limited to, inadequate enrollment. Note that class times, locations, and fees are subject to change. The Workforce Center will make all reasonable attempts to notify students of class cancellations or changes.

Registration is not complete without payment, if applicable. Copiah-Lincoln Community College accepts cash, checks, money orders, credit cards, and purchase orders and submitted to the Workforce Center. Payments should be made payable to Copiah-Lincoln Community College. 

Copiah-Lincoln Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment practices.

Read more about our Workforce Education Training Program Registration and Class Policy.


Expense Outline

$50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
$1950 Registration Fee of includes books, supplies, and professional certification fees

Total Program Cost $2000

Other possible costs include
$150 steel-toed boots (required) 
$280 personal protection equipment purchased by the student to keep (approximate price. required purchase.)

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Class Details

188 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu

Wesson Campus - Fortenberry Career Tech

Workforce Staff 



Please read:  Register by July 29, 2022

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/8/2022 - 6/29/2023 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM Wesson, Wesson Campus - Fortenberry Career Tech  Map Workforce Staff