Let us answer all your admissions questions.
We want you to succeed in getting the best training for you and your future. LWT aims to make this exciting transition to career training as easy as possible. Our dedicated staff will work with you through the entire admissions process.
Click below to find out how easy it is to get started:
- Obtain a copy of the 2017-2018 Course Catalog either by mail, online at learntoweld.com or by visiting the school. A potential student can also contact the school for guidance in selecting course(s), if necessary. Call the Fargo location at (701)373-0658 or Bismarck Branch location at (701)751-4256.
- Read and complete the agreement/enrollment form. Refer to the class start schedule to select starting date preferences.
- If possible, visit the school for a tour.
- Sign and date the agreement/enrollment form.
- The school will need to photo copy a government issued identification card to verify that the applicant is over the age of 18.
- Obtain a copy of high school diploma, GED or academic transcripts if enrolling in the Combination Welder I Program. A copy of the high school diploma, GED or academic transcripts must be obtained for LWT records.
- If you have had your vision tested in the past year, please obtain paperwork from the appointment to submit to LWT. If you have not had your vision tested and corrected in the past year, it is a requirement to have it done before starting (proof is required for all appointments.)
- Please return all items to the address at the top of the agreement/enrollment form along with payment. Make the check or money order payable to Lynnes Welding Training, Inc. LWT does not accept cash for tuition.
- The school will acknowledge student enrollment by phone or mail. We will also inform you of your start date and/or the dates for prerequisite testing for placement. A list of the required safety equipment and supplies is listed in the catalog, under the course tuition section.
- Report to the school on the stated orientation time in your acceptance letter. (Generally, the Friday before the start date at 1:00pm)
- Regular classes start 8:00a.m. for remainder of the scheduled class(s) (unless there is a holiday scheduled.).
Please do not report to the school until you receive confirmation of your starting date.
Since LWT measures its period of attendance in clock hours rather than credit hours, credits earned at other institutions are not accepted. There are no articulation or transfer agreements with any other colleges or universities. However, if the student has current up-to-date welding certifications from other facilities, LWT can waive the requirements needed for certain courses.
Entrance into our training program is open to almost any prospective student with a desire to learn how to weld.
A high school diploma is preferred but is not necessary for individual skills training courses. However, you must have a valid high school diploma or GED to be eligible for the Combination Welder I Program. A copy of the valid high school diploma, GED or academic transcripts must be obtained for LWT records.
LWT will also accept a secondary school completion credential for homeschool from the state and accredited entity the homeschool credential was completed in.
Applicants must be 18 years or older by the first day class.
It is a requirement to have your vision tested and corrected before starting school. Proof is required from the appointment.
By signing LWT’s Enrollment Agreement at orientation the student is affirming he or she is able to perform the following physical requirements; standing for long periods of time, bending, grasping, good eyesight, moving in small areas, and able to lift 50lbs. These requirements are those of the school and may exceed in an actual work environment.
Our text, films and materials require that you can read, write, communicate and understand the English Language at a 6th grade level. If you cannot meet these requirements, please advise us so we may try to accommodate you.
Potential students are encouraged to visit the school to discuss their employment goals with the staff to help determine which course(s) best suites them. Personal interviews by phone or in person are required for admission.
Comparable Tuition and Program Information
To obtain comparable program information related to tuition, fees, and program length, prospective students may contact:
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
2101 Wilson Blvd. Suite 302
Arlington VA 22201
Tuition and welding supplies (if applicable) must be paid in full before the student starts the first day of class, unless a funding commitment letter has been received from a pre-approved outside funding source or agency for the tuition. LWT accepts cashier’s checks, money orders, checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover (Nonrefundable 3% Convenience fee for all credit card purchases).
All required documents and payment arraignments need to be received two weeks before the start date otherwise the student will not be allowed to start class.
Tuition is based on the course length and time of day. Tuition is as follows for 2017 – 2018:
1 week (40 hrs) Course $1,400.00
2 weeks (80 hrs) Course $2,500.00
3 weeks (120 hrs) Course $3,750.00
5 weeks (200 hrs) Pipe Welding Course $7,300.00
12 weeks (480 hrs) Combination Welder Course $12,750.00
Please note that evening classes are only available when demand exists for them. Contact the school for more information.
All students are required to have the following supplies at the beginning of their class: welding jacket, welding gloves, safety glasses, auto darkening helmet with extra lenses, welders cap, fillet weld gage, and welper pliers. These can be purchased through the school if the student so desires and arranges with the school.
Leather steel toe boots are also required, but are not available to purchase through the school.
Students are also required to purchase a grinder for the Combination Welder I and Pipe Courses (It is recommended an 11 amp, 11,99 rmp, 4.5” grinder be purchased). Please note, ALL grinders must have a safety guard.
If the student chooses to have the school prepare the supplies for them for the first day, LWT offers a Safety Gear Package.
Safety Gear Package $475.00
Sizes Medium – 5XL
This package includes
- an industrial duffle bag,
- Viking™ black 3350 auto-darkening helmet,
- Shadow™ Split Leather-Sleeved Jacket,
- Roll Cage™ Welding Rigging Gloves,
- Traditional Mig/Stick welding gloves,
- Tig gloves
- full leather Steelworker™ gloves,
- Finish Line™ Clear Safety Glasses,
- a doo rag style welders cap,
- Split Leather fire resistant welding sleeves,
- fillet weld gage,
- welper pliers,
- pipe wedge,
- and a aluminized pad for over the gloves.
Personal Finances and Living Expenses
Students are responsible for securing their own housing and meals. Contact administration department for additional housing information. Students will be given one half hour for lunch. A microwave and refrigerator are available for students to bring their own lunch if necessary.