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

This 600-hour program correlates to the American Welding Society’s Guide for Training and Qualification of Welding Personnel – Entry Level Welder.  The American Welding Society standards were created in accordance with the rules of the American National Standards Institute and are a means of conveying knowledge and skills identified by industry as essential to the job performance of entry-level welding.  Fees include tuition, textbooks, apparel, tools, American Welding Society certification, OSHA 30 Hour General Industry, and American Heart First-Aid/CPR.

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

Class Start Dates:

July 7, 2014
Sept. 10, 2014
Jan. 7, 2015

Class Times:
5:30-9:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday (or as adjusted)

Admission Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Complete the WorkKeys Assessment
  • Basic computer skills
  • Attend an Orientation meeting with the Coordinator
  • Please review the “How To Enroll In a Full Time Program” section of the website.
Program Costs:
  • Application Fee: $60 (non-refundable)
  • Tuition: $7,500 (includes books and tool kit)
  • American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 Structural Certifications in MIG and ARC processes.
  • OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Safety Certification
  • American Heart First Aid/CPR Certification
  • WCCC Certificate of Program Completion
Contact Person:
Call the Program Coordinator 513-932-8145 ext. 5272.

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                                                                       36
   12.      Technical Mathematics                                                          36
   13.      TIG Welding I                                                                       36
   14.      TIG Welding II                                                                      36
   15.      TIG Welding III                                                                     36
   16.      TIG Welding IV                                                                     36
               Professional Development                                                     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.

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