SEARCY, Ark. – Arkansas State University-Beebe will offer a Basics of Welding course on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 29-July 29, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the Searcy campus.


The Basics of Welding Course offers hands-on training in welding to help students prepare for the American Welding Society (AWS) test, where they can potentially earn certification in various welding processes. Topics and techniques covered in class can be modified to fit current welding ability and interests.


The cost for the entire 40-hour course is $600 and includes supplies and certification fees. Students must supply their own welder’s helmet and gloves.


To register for the Basics of Welding course, contact the Office of Workforce and Community Development at 501-207-6249 or email For more information on Workforce and Community Development courses, view the webpage at:


The Office of Workforce and Community Development is focused on enhancing the lives of current and future employees within the local community. The Workforce and Community Development team strives to offer world-class training through numerous non-credit classes designed to provide for business and industry needs now and into the future.


ASU-Beebe offers degrees and certificates in Welding Technology on the Searcy and Heber Springs campuses, which prepare students for entry-level positions in a wide range of industries.


For more information about ASU-Beebe and its programs, call (501) 882-8860, or visit the ASU-Beebe website