Our mission is to provide technical and academic skills to prepare all students for career success in the 21st Century.

Welding ACE

Part-Time Evening Program


Tim Saddler, Instructor

The Welding ACE program focuses on developing skills pertaining to careers as a Welder.

Instruction and career training consists of 270 hours per Tier regarding welding techniques and practices. The adult part-time Welding ACE (Advanced Career Education) program is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Instruction and training will include classroom lectures and discussion, laboratory demonstrations and paractice, as well as preparation for certification tests.  Students will obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform welding techniques and utilize welding equipment. Students will enroll in either Tier I or Tier II. Tier I is designed for beginners and Tier II is designed for advanced welding students.

Courses are scheduled once per year.  Class meetings will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings during the time from of 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on campus at the school.

The duration of Tier I (beginners) is 25 weeks.  The duration of Tier II (advanced) is 25 weeks.  Tier I and Tier II run simultaneously. The program begins in September and ends in March.

Certification may be obtained after successful completion of the courses according to each Tier and obtaining passing scores on exams for welding certifications.


9235A Tier I Welding I ACE

9236A Tier I Welding II ACE


9237A Tier II Welding III ACE

9238A Tier II Welding IV ACE




Total Cost: $1,266.50

Cost breakdown available upon request.


MCTEC does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, disability, or national origin in employment or educational programs or activities. Inquiries may be referred to Amanda Aliff, Section 504 Coordinator, at Mercer County Schools, 1403 Honaker Avenue, Princeton, WV 24740. Phone 304-487-1551. Lack of English language skills is not a barrier to participation in any course.