To find welding classes, visit websites such as the AWS.org, Ironworkers.org and Study.com. These different online resources also provide additional information about the welding career and training requirements.
The American Welding Society (AWS) is a good online resource to find classes because the site provides a welding school locator, where visitors can look for schools in the United States and abroad. To find schools, enter a city name or ZIP code to get information on the nearest schools in an area. Additionally, visitors can enter a specific school name or browse through the United States map provided. To use the map, click on an individual state to generate a list of schools. This site also has information on the welding career and how to gain certification through AWS.
The Ironworker organization is a union site for workers in this field. This organization also offers the Ironworkers AWS National Welding Certification Program for its union members. To find information about this program and class locations, click on the "Training" tab at the top of the Ironworkers home page and then click on the "Welding Certification" link.
For learning about the welding career, requirements and schools that offer this certificate program, Study.com may be a good option. This site explains that many technical or trade schools and community colleges may offer associate degree, certificate or diploma programs in this field. The only educational requirement is a high school diploma or GED. Additionally, this website gives a listing of schools in the U.S. that have different welding technology programs, including ITT Technical Institute, University of Alaska and Utah State University.