You’ve got questions. We have answers. Please check below for commonly asked questions about our approach to developing the skills needed to be successful as a skilled welder at Western Welding Academy. Don’t see the answer to your question? No worries. Just get in touch. We’re happy to speak with you and provide any information you need.
Yes. We encourage anyone that is interested in a pipe welding career to come tour our training center. Call 307-282-0884 to schedule your tour.
Students must be at least 18 years old on the first day of training.
We are located in Gillette, Wyoming
There are a couple ways students can pay their tuition. They can go to a local bank and get a personal loan, or they can get a loan from one of our in house student financing companies.
At this time Western Welding Academy does not qualify for FAFSA.
Yes. We have an in-house student financing company that finances the tuition. Apply for the combo pipe course at
Western Welding Academy
Gillette, WY campus. It’s our only campus.
No. We maintain a list in our break room of available housing options and a list of people interested in a roommate to split the housing cost.
A strong work ethic, and a can-do attitude.
No. Our classes are 5 days a week, at this time we do not offer part time classes.
Yes. Most banks have personal loan options to help pay tuition.
No. Previously training may allow a student to complete our courses faster but Western Welding Academy does not recognize training from other trade schools or colleges.
Yes. We offer combo pipe course for people interested in a pipe welding career. We also offer structural welding courses for people interested in a structural welding career. The advanced pipeline welding course is only available to students that have graduated from combo pipe course and have worked in the field for at least 1 year.
The Combo Pipe Course (our most poplular) takes 20 weeks to complete.
All graduates get a certificate of completion, welding certifications, and 3 employment opportunities.
Yes all personal protective equipment, and welding gear is provided the first day of class.
All Western Welding Academy students that graduate from Course #1 Combo Pipe Course get 3 employment opportunities within 90 days of graduation or WWA will refund the student 25% of tuition paid.