Welding Technician/AWS Certified Program
(600 Hours) Main Campus

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.

See the "How to Enroll in a Full Time Program" page for details on enrollment.

Course Start Dates:
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
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 513-932-8145 ext. 5272 or Dave.Guinn@mywccc.org.

Instructional Modules:
Module Title:                                                                        Hrs:
1. ARC Welding I                                                                 36
2. ARC Welding II                                                                36
3. ARC Welding III                                                               36
4. ARC Welding IV                                                               36
5. Blueprint Reading/Schematics                                             36
6. Dimensional Metrology                                                      36
7. MIG Welding I                                                                 36
8. MIG Welding II                                                                36
9. MIG Welding III                                                               36
10. MIG Welding IV                                                             36
11. OSHA Safety                                                                  10
12. IC3                                                                                26
13. Technical Mathematics                                                    36
14. TIG Welding I                                                                36
15. TIG Welding II                                                              36
16. TIG Welding III                                                             36
17. TIG Welding IV                                                            36
18. Communication and Career Preparation                            24
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS:                                            600

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.

Part-time students taking individual classes/modules may register online, Click Here
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