Performance Instruction & Training (PIT) offers welding courses and American Welding Society (AWS) welder testing via its Pit Weld U Powered by Miller Welders banner.  The state licensed courses are designed for the individual who wishes to achieve a career within the welding industry, where skilled welders and metal workers are in high-demand.


Pit Weld U 100 - Focuses on basic metal cutting and fabrication techniques, as well as MIG and TIG welding disciplines in mild steel and aluminum applications on flat bar and tubing.  The motorsports/automotive focused hands-on course is designed both for the beginner with little knowledge of the trade as well as those with prior experience looking to refine their skills.  Additionally, students will learn about welding safety, get introduced to welding symbols and drawings and become well versed in proper equipment setup and operation.  Held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 4:30pm – 10:00pm, the sixteen (16) week course also prepares students for AWS certification under D1.3 Structural Sheet Steel welding code.  Each class is limited to a maximum of ten (10) students.


Pit Weld U 200 - Is geared for the individual looking to learn the ins-and-outs of the SMAW (stick) welding discipline, advanced torch cutting methods and blueprint reading.  SMAW is primarily used in structural and heavy equipment applications. As such the course is designed to help students obtain jobs in the machinery, construction and pipeline fields.  While those with little prior experience may take the course, it is highly recommended that they take PWU 100 prior to, or at least concurrently with, the course to ensure they’re able to get the most out of the program – specifically during the torch cutting and blueprint reading portions of the program.  Like PWU-100, students will also learn about welding safety and proper equipment setup and operation during their time in class.  PWU 200 is sixteen (16) weeks in length and takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00pm – 10:00pm.  Additionally, the course prepares students for AWS certification under D1.1 Structural Steel welding code.  Each class is limited to a maximum of ten (10) students.


Please contact us today to discuss enrollment options, payment information, class schedules and other details about the courses to put you on the fast track to an exciting career in the welding industry.


*The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges is not an accrediting agency.

Pit Instruction and Training is an official site for AWS Certified Welder Testing 


2020 Pit Weld U Class Schedule


Evening Classes

Course                              Dates                                     Class Nights                                        Holidays

PWU-100                  January 6 to April 22, 2020        Monday/Wednesday                                 None

PWU-200                 January 7 to April 21, 2020           Tuesday/ Thursday                                 None

PWU-100                 April 27 to August 17, 2020         Monday/Wednesday                May 25 (Memorial Day)

PWU-200                 April 28 to August 13, 2020           Tuesday/ Thursday                                 None

PWU-100            August 24 to December 16, 2020     Monday/Wednesday     Sept. 7 (Labor Day), Nov 26 (Thanksgiving)

PWU-200            August 25 to December 15, 2020      Tuesday/ Thursday           November 21 (Thanksgiving) holiday

Day Classes

Course                              Dates                                            Class Days                                    Holidays

PWU-200                  March 2    to  April 24, 2020               Tuesday/ Thursday                            None

*Additional 2020 daytime classes to be added shortly

2021 Pit Weld U Class Schedule

Course                               Dates                                         Class Nights                                     Holidays

PWU-100               January 4 to April 21, 2021             Monday/Wednesday                                  None

PWU-200               January 5 to April 22, 2021               Tuesday/ Thursday                                  None

PWU-100               April 26 to August 16, 2021             Monday/Wednesday                 May 24 (Memorial Day)

PWU-200               April 27 to August 12, 2021             Tuesday/ Thursday                                    None

PWU-100               August 23 to December 15, 2021    Monday/Wednesday       Sept. 6 (Labor Day), Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving)

PWU-200               August 24 to December 14, 2021      Tuesday/ Thursday                 November 25 (Thanksgiving) holiday

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Pit Weld U Classes to be held at:

133 Byers Creek Rd. Suite C

Mooresville NC 28117