Welding Upgrade Training

Program Description

This open entry/open exit, 12-week program offers semi-skilled welders the opportunity to enhance their existing welding skills, learn new welding processes so they may advance in their welding careers, or get a better job that pays more! You may start anytime to begin your 12 consecutive week program!

Note: The welding instructor is bilingual (Spanish).

The program includes training In:

  • SMAW
  • FCAW
  • GMAW
  • GTAW

When and Where

Training sessions take place on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for 12 consecutive weeks at the Delgado Jefferson Site, 5200 Blair Drive, Metairie, LA 70001.

Program Cost

The program cost is free, but there is a $100 non-refundable entrance test fee that is required at the time of online registration prior to test date.


You must pass the entrance welding test in either SMAW or FCAW Vertical and Overhead Filet or Groove to participate in this training program.

Entrance Test

You must register and pay a $100 entrance test fee prior to the scheduled test date. Entrance tests are held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m (You must be signed in by 2 p.m.). You may schedule an appointment for testing by calling Rick Schwab at (504) 671-6626 or rschwa@dcc.edu.

How to Register

You must register online with a credit card using the online registration system or visit:

Delgado Jefferson Site
Advanced Manufacturing Center Office, Room A2
5200 Blair Drive
Metairie, LA 70001
(504) 671-5631

 For more information, contact Rick Schwab at (504) 671-6626 or rschwa@dcc.edu.