Welding is an industry-based shop environment designed for the student who would like to develop a deeper understanding of metalworking and background as a foundation for continuing education or entering the world of work. The latest industrial metal working equipment is used to develop student skills associated with the welding trades. Welding, metal fabrication and safety are taught with a mix of lecture and hands-on competencies which maintain the student's interest and foster a deeper appreciation of the trade.

        Starting in 2018-2019 school year NCTA is extremely proud to offer American Welding Society SENSE certification level I and II! This is a wonderful opportunity to receive industry current certification from the people who write welding codes and specifications for the welding industry. Please click the link below for more information. 



    First session Meridian Campus 

    *This class is offered at Meridian High School, Whatcom County. Students outside of the Bellingham area must provide their own transportation.
    Classes run daily, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    7:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Passing Time
    8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Session Time  
    10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Passing Time
    Third Session Sedro Wooley High
    *Students must provide their own transportation.
      2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Passing Time
      3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Session Time
    For the year-long program, students receive 3 high school credits in the following areas:
      1.0  Occupational Education
      1.0  Technical Math
      1.0  Technical English
    CTE Dual Credit
    This course is CTE Dual Credit approved and articulated with Bellingham Technical College College’s Welding Technology programs. During the semester we will cover content and skill standards included in the following BTC Courses:
    • SMAW I -WLD 110 (4 CREDITS)
    • GMAW I -WLD 120 (4 CREDITS)


    For more information contact:

    Nick Wright


    (360) 420-9090