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Admissions Requirements

Entrance into our training program is open to almost any prospective student with a desire to learn how to weld.

A high school diploma/GED is preferred but is not necessary for individual skills training courses.  However, you must have a valid high school diploma, GED, or academic transcripts to be eligible for the 480 Hour Combination Welder I Program or 640 Hour Combination Welder II Program.  A copy of the valid high school diploma, GED or academic transcripts must be obtained for LWT records.  Please note:  All foreign Diplomas/Transcripts must be translated in English and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) recognized agency or equivalent.  Please refer to for a list of companies that can assist. The translation, evaluation and certification process must be completed prior to the enrollment and acceptance, as LWT is unable to assess equivalency of a foreign education.

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 at least 17 years or older to enroll in classes, however they need to turn 18 by the last day of class. LWT will need to photocopy a government issued identification card or birth certificate to verify that the applicant will be over the age of 18 by the time of graduation.

All applicants must pass an eye examination, with or without corrective lenses, to prove near vision acuity on Jaeger J2 at 12 in. or greater (≥30.5 cm). Proof is required from the appointment and needs to have been done within the last year.

By signing LWT’s Enrollment Agreement before orientation, the student is affirming he or she can 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 suits them.  Personal interviews by phone or in person are required for admission.