Ultimate Welding Program / W404

NIT Alaska - Ultimate Welding (16 Weeks) Program in Alaska
Our Location
Anchorage, AK
3700 Centerpoint Dr, Suite 102
Palmer, AK
1740 N. Terrilou Ct.
907-357-6400, 1-888-367-6482

Program Description

This 16-week program provides training for code quality welding on plate, in all positions. Carbon Arc Gouging, Oxy-fuel Cutting, and Base Metal preparation methods are covered in the program. A heavy emphasis on advanced structural fitting and fabrication is the primary focus. 


  • Base Metal Preparation. Contact Hours: 64
  • Bead and Fillet Welds. Contact Hours: 84
  • Carbon Arc Gouging. Contact Hours: 10
  • Energized Equipment. Contact Hours: 54
  • Groove Welds With and With-out Backing. Contact Hours: 95
  • Inert Gases. Contact Hours: 8
  • Oxy-fuel Cutting/Gouging. Contact Hours: 76
  • Plasma Arc Cutting. Contact Hours: 10
  • Safety. Contact Hours: 30 
  • Weld Quality. Contact Hours: 30
  • Welder Performance Qualification Test. Contact Hours: 16
  • Welding Finishing. Contact Hours:120
  • Welding Symbols, Blueprints for Welders and Fitters. Contact Hours: 43
Certifications or Certificates

Graduates who successfully complete the course have the opportunity to earn the following certifications or certificates.

  • 3G and 4G SMAW limited or unlimited thickness
  • 3G & 4G FCAW-G limited or unlimited thickness
  • GMAW 1/2" 3G & 4G
  • NIT Certificate of Completion
Length of Program
  • 640 Hours (Homework Required)
Format of Program
  • Format may vary. Please contact the office for most up-to-date schedule. 
Prerequisites for Enrollment
  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • DOT Equivalent Drug Test (If accepted, test can be done no more than 10 days before class begins)
  • Leather Steel Toed Boots meeting ANSI Standard 2413
  • Pre-Participation Physical
  • Social Security Card
  • Valid Alaska Driver's License or State Issued Photo ID
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