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 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for 12 consecutive weeks at Delgado River City Site, 709 Churchill Parkway, Avondale, LA 70094

Program Cost

The program cost varies with participation please contact campus at (504) 342-3400


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 Ernest Frazier at 504-342-3400 or efrazi@dcc.edu.

How to Register

You must register at the site with a check or money order:

Delgado River City Site
709 Churchill Parkway
Avondale, LA 70094
(504) 342-3400