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Welding Technician/AWS Certified

Welding Technician/AWS Certified - Main Campus

This program is fully accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE). 
National outlook indicates a strong case for the need for welders. Long-term projections illustrate a shortfall of trained Welding Technicians. 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.
Interested? Take a tour, click HERE! Tours are available on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm. You can meet the coordinator/instructor, explore financial aid, and enroll. For information on the program, click HERE.

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: 282
• Lab Hours: 318

Courses in Certificate Program (name/number)
No. of  clock hours or semester credit hours
Arc Welding I36
Arc Welding II36
Arc Welding III36
Arc Welding IV40
Bluerinting Reading and Schematics36
Dimensional Measuring36
Mig Welding I36
Mig Welding II36
Mig Wleding III36
Mig Welding IV38
OSHA Safety10
Basic Computer Skills16
Technical Mathematics36
Tig Welding I36
TIG Welding II36
Tig Welding III36
Tig Welding IV40
Career Readiness16
CPR/First Aid8

Total Hours600
Program Costs:
  • Application Fee - includes non-refundable $30 registration fee and $45 WorkKeys Assessment
  • Tuition: $8,850
  • 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 [email protected].

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. For information, call 513-932-8145.
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