•  75 Hour Training Program

Fire up your earnings and your potential with Eastern's short-term welding training program!

Program Implementation

75 Hours. Classes in Keyser at Mineral County Technical Center (Vo-Tech).

Start Date: September 12, 2022

Now enrolling! Contact us for more information and to register. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Program Costs


*Rates include books. Rates are for 2022-2023 and are subject to change. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.


Carl Rexrode

Carl Rexrode, a graduate of Keyser High School and Mineral County Technical Center, worked as a welder for Mineral Fabrication and Machine for seven years before working as a welding instructor for Mineral County Schools. Now, Rexrode teaches Eastern’s evening Welding Program at Mineral County Technical Center.

Rexrode took over his family farm in Burlington, West Virginia, in fall 2020 as a fifth-generation farmer. He raises registered Polled Hereford beef cattle, hay and corn, which he sells to local farmers and businesses. He also works for Kingsford Manufacturing Company as a plant operator.

“Although I love to farm, teaching allows me to share my knowledge with students,” Rexrode said. “It is with great pride that I continue to teach welding for Eastern.”

Carl Rexode