Students are required to show proof of age with a Driver’s License or Birth Certificate and be at least 18 years of age by the time of program completion. A high school diploma or GED/TASC is also required.
Applicants must be 18 by the time they graduate from their chosen program. Applicants must be in good physical condition, able to use both hands and must be able to endure the physical requirements the welding industry demands (able to lift 50lbs, able to work in flat, vertical overhead positions and have good eyesight.) It is suggested that applicants have a recent eye examination prior to enrolling.
Prospective students who have previously taken welding related course work at another institution or have relevant field experience, may request to be evaluated for transfer credits, which will replace scheduled program hours. Such determination after evaluation is at the discretion of the school official. Individuals with prior welding training or experience can request to have their skill level assessed by the school in order to determine the number of training hours to be transferred. It is Modern Welding School’s policy to issue a written test and a practical welding test in accordance with American Welding Society standards for each welding process wishing to be credited. Practical welding tests must meet the minimum acceptance standard and written tests must receive a grade of at least 70%. Practical tests will be administered and evaluated by the schools Certified Welding Inspector. Written tests will be administered by the school’s Director of Education. At a minimum of 25% of the hours of the chosen course must be completed.