HOURS AND DAYS OF ATTENDANCE

The net instructional hours of our day class(es) are 8 clock hours per day, 5 days per week, 40 clock hours per week.  Orientation times for each class will be announced to the student upon acceptance into the program/skill course.

The following is a list of the day school will not be in session due to a holiday:

Days observed for holidays:

For our additional Skills Courses, please contact the Admissions Department for specific Start Dates.  Please note, some of those courses do have prerequisites that must be met before enrolling.

BISMARCK, ND 2022 – 2023

Graduation Date
Orientation DateStart Date480 Hour Combination Welder I120 Hour GMAW200 Hour GMAWSMAW
120 Hour                  200 Hour
Plate                             Pipe
40 Hour GTAW
9/16/229/19/22*12/13/2210/7/2210/21/22
10/21/2210/24/2211/11/22
12/8/2212/7/2212/13/22
1/4/231/5/233/29/231/25/232/8/23
2/8/232/9/233/1/23
3/1/233/2/234/5/23
3/22/233/23/233/29/23
3/29/233/30/23*6/22/234/19/235/3/23
5/3/235/4/235/24/23
5/24/235/25/236/29/23
6/30/237/5/23*9/27/237/25/238/8/23
8/8/238/9/238/29/23
8/29/238/30/23*10/4/23
9/20/239/21/239/27/23
9/27/239/28/23*12/22/2310/18/2311/1/23
11/1/2311/2/2311/22/23
12/15/2312/18/2312/22/23

* Indication that this start date might be affected by a holiday.