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 Program of Study focuses on careers that will build a knowledge base and technical skills in all aspects of the Welding industry. Students will have the opportunity to earn a WV Welding Certification for each skill set mastered and be exposed to skills to develop positive work ethics.

Instruction and career training consists of 540 hours completed in 38 weeks. The adult part-time Welding ACE 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.

Courses begin in October 2021 and will end June 2022.  The program follows the Mercer County Schools calendar.  Classes are held Monday - Thursday from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

WV Welding Certifications that may be earned include SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW.


9235A Welding I ACE

9236A Welding II ACE

9237A Welding III ACE

9238A Welding IV ACE




Total Cost: $665.00

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.