Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky is offering a 1 year Welding Intensive course which provides foundational knowledge and skills to students interested in pursuing a Welding career. This course prepares students to successfully pass a variety of AWS certifications. ABC of IN/KY is an approved educational institution by the American Welding Society.

Course Details

  • 2 semester course starting in September and ending in April
  • Class is Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday from 5-9 p.m.
  • Class is a mix of welding theory, welding safety, blueprint reading, machine maintenance,
    and hands-on lab experience
  • The course educates students on the following processes:
    • Shield Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
    • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
    • Cutting (Plasma Arc, Oxy/Acetylene, Air Arc)
    • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
    • Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Within each process students will receive training on:
    • 1G flat groove
    • 2G horizontal groove
    • 3G vertical up groove
    • 4G overhead groove
  • Within each process, students will be provided with test levels appropriate to their aptitude or employer requirements.
  • Students requiring additional practice or specialized testing can attend “Open Lab” hours held every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. for individual instruction or assistance. This is simply a resource for students and is not required.
  • Costs:
    • Member: $2,200
    • Non-member: $2,900
    • Included in the course fees are PPE and test fees*
      • If students are required to test on a special material per the request of the employer, additional fees may be incurred


To learn more about the course or to request an enrollment form, please contact Catrona Lanctot
(317) 596-4950 ext. 109