Kilroy's Welding Certificate

Join Our Junior Welding Academy!

Ages 12 - 16   |   Saturdays  |  GMAW


Looking for a deeper dive into welding for youth - and on the weekend?


While our Kilroy's Academy program is geared toward ages 16+ and career welding, the Junior Academy is focused on getting young people an incredible foundation through a concentrated and consistent program -- and we start to talk through various metalworking careers that are available!


For a single-class welding experience, consider one of the 3-hour welding courses that we run on a regular basis instead. Visit and click Take Classes | Core Classes for a calendar and registration. 



9 - Noon

  • Jan 14

  • Jan 21

  • Jan 28

  • Feb 4

  • Feb 11

  • Feb 18


1-4 PM

  • Jan 14

  • Jan 21

  • Jan 28

  • Feb 4

  • Feb 11

  • Feb 18

Program Highlights:

* SMALL Student/Teacher Ratio!! 

* Materials are included.

* The class runs for 6 weeks on Saturdays. 

* We work you toward the same welding test as the Kilroy's Academy program, but there is no American Welding Society test at the end. We will weld and perform a similar test at Kilroy's for our own certificate of completion.

What you need

  • We will send you a syllabus with all materials you need to bring with you before the first day of class. For most of the safety gear, we stock the items we recommend for sale in our store, but you can bring your own as well. The syllabus includes recommended sources. 

  • No prior experience is needed!


  • $590 for the six weeks.

Refund Policy

100% refundable if canceled over two weeks from the start date. If less than two weeks but more than one week, 50% is refunded. There are no refunds if canceled within a week of class. If you are sick, please stay home and we will schedule a make-up day or days.


This is NOT a degree program. We are NOT a university or college.


Time spent here can be used, with the permission of a school, for credit at the middle or high school level, but it requires their sign-off. We have done that before.


Colleges will not give you college credit - unless you can show them your AWS certificate and get their agreement to let that count. The purpose of this program is to focus on skills needed for industry certification and to translate that into a skill useful in the marketplace. We focus on making you as technically proficient, professional, and marketable as you can be for a career in welding. If you prefer a degree program, talk to us and we can give you recommendations. 

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