Johnston Community College is an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Testing Facility, offering welder qualification testing for AWS certification.

This program is designed for individuals wishing to certify under specific American Welding Society code, adding credibility and the opportunity for advancement to their professional welding career.

Every certification that a welder earns increases the number of skills needed to perform a wide range of welding jobs. Testers are required to complete the required forms for testing, and are provided with all necessary materials and consumables to conduct the requested test or tests.

No welding instruction will be offered on the day of testing.

Testing is available for single position plate 3/8" carbon steel, 2 position plate 3/8" carbon steel, and single position carbon pipe up to 6". Please contact Robert Long or Kenny Duncan for more information on testing opportunities.

Robert Long
Welding Instructor
Email: rjlong@johnstoncc.edu
Office: Britt H108A
Phone: (919) 464-2284

Kenneth Duncan
Welding Instructor
Email: kwduncan@johnstoncc.edu
Office: Britt H108
Phone: (919) 464-2245


Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Certification

This course is designed to teach students the fundamental skills associated with the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. No experience is required. Emphasis is placed on welding with SMAW electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and vertical welding positions.

Course Code Date(s) Day(s) Time Fee
WLD 3106- No class available at this time Saturday 9:00 am-4:30pm $125

Unless otherwise noted, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Certification classes are held in the Britt Building, Room H105 on the main campus of Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield, NC  27577.

For more information, contact Robert Long at (919) 464-2284 or via email at rjlong@johnstoncc.edu