Welding Technician/AWS Certified

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Welding Technician/AWS Certified Program

National outlook indicates a strong case for the need for welders. Long-term projections, however illustrate a shortfall of trained Welding Technicians at a rate of 500 per year. This number is growing at over 10% per year according to the National Center for Welding Education and Training. The career opportunities for Welding Technicians are nearly limitless, and a career in the Welding Industry provides for a dynamic and exciting career with many different job opportunities.

This 600-hour program correlates to the American Welding Society’s Guide for Training and Qualification of Personnel-Entry Level Welder. The student will gain the skills necessary to function in the welding industry.
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See the "How to Enroll in a Full Time Program" page for details on enrollment.

Course Start Dates:
January 17, 2018
Monday thru Thursday 5:30-9:30pm

Admission Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Complete the WorkKeys Assessment
  • Physically able to perform heavy lifting
  • Attend Program Orientation with the Coordinator
• Total Program Hours: 600
• Theory Hours: 196
• Lab Hours: 404

Career-Technical Instructional Modules:
MODULE                                             THEORY         LAB
ARC Welding I                                             18               18
ARC Welding II                                            10              26
ARC Welding III                                           10                26
ARC Welding IV                                           10                26
Blueprint Reading/Schematics                      36                 0
Dimensional Metrology                                 16                20
MIG Welding I                                              18                 18
MIG Welding II                                             10                26
MIG Welding III                                            10                  26
MIG Welding IV                                            10                  26
OSHA Safety                                                10                  0
IC3                                                               28                  0
Technical Mathematics                                 36                  0
TIG Welding I                                              18                18
TIG Welding II                                             10                 26
TIG Welding III                                             10               26
TIG Welding IV                                             10               26
Communication and Career Preparation       24               0
Program Costs:
  • Application Fee: $60 (non-refundable)
  • Tuition: $8,500 (includes books and tool kit)
  • American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 Structural Certifications in TIG, MIG and ARC processes
  • OSHA 10-hour General Industry Certification
  • American Heart First Aid/CPR Certification
  • WCCC Certificate of Program Completion
Contact Person:
Call the Program Coordinator, Dave Guinn, at 513.933.3938 or Dave.Guinn@mywccc.org.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Full time students must register in person, please call for an appointment 513-932-8145. Begin the application process HERE. Download and save the application, fill out and click the Submit Forms button.
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