Welders use heat to permanently join pieces of metal in order to repair parts used in various products and construction. Welders, especially those with a wide variety of skills, are needed both in commercial and industrial businesses. This program provides students with a basic understanding of arc welding, oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, plasma cutting, gas metal arc welding, tungsten inert gas welding, and welding safety.

The Welding program offers the potential to earn industry certifications, and you may also be eligible for school-to-work, allowing you to work while still in school, earning money and real-life work experience. Internships and college credit are available through this program

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Practical Learning Experiences 

The program is self-paced, allowing room for a variety of learning opportunities and certifications. 

You'll learn:

  • Safety procedures
  • Oxy-acetylene
  • Welding gas metal arc welding (MIG)
  • Tungsten inert gas welding (TIG)
  • Shielded metal arc welding
  • Fabrication and blueprint reading
Required Courses

Below are the career-technical classes offered during this two-year program. Students may also choose to add electives to their schedule.

Year One

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding 
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding

Year Two

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding 
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 
  • Welding Capstone
Industry Certifications
  • Forklift Certification
  • Manlift Certification
  • AWS D1.1 3G Structural Certification
  • 10-hour OSHA
  • CPR First Aid
  • Welding Safety Course S/P2
College Partnerships
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Hobart Institute of Technology
  • Ohio Technical College 
  • Owens Community College 
  • Tulsa Welding School

*Partnerships continue to evolve. Talk to the instructor for the most up-to-date partnerships and credit options.

Salary Potential
  • $41,000 (Welder) 
  • $62,000 (Welding Inspector) 
  • $77,000 (Welding Engineer)

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