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Welding - Main Campus

Welding lab
Welding students learn all aspects of the industry. The welding lab experience develops each student's ability to use various welding methods and to weld in flat, vertical and overhead positions. Students will also design, layout, and fabricate components using different metals and various welding methods. Welders are in demand in the job market and there are many exciting opportunities!

Career opportunities:
  • Iron Worker
  • Pipefitter
  • Sheetmetal Worker
  • Production Welder
  • Aerospace Welder
  • Union Apprentice Welder
  • Equipment Sales
  • Material Sales
  • Equipment Maintenance
Some careers noted require additional education 
Skills gained:
  • Oxyfuel Welding/Brazing/Cutting
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG)
  • Plasma Arc Cutting
  • Blueprint Interpretation
  • Flux Core Arc Welding
  • Carbon Arc Cutting
Certifications/College credit:
Students may earn the American Welding Society D1.1 Structural Certification upon successful completion of the program. Graduates may continue their education at many technical schools, colleges, or universities.

Internships, job placement:
In the second year of the program, students may be eligible to start an apprenticeship program or enter employment. Seniors are eligible for early job placement in the second half of the school year. The criteria for placement include instructor recommendation, grade point average and attendance.
Career Technical Student Organization:
Welding students participate in SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. All students also have the opportunity to participate in the Tech Prep Showcase through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium. 

Contact Instructor Bob Arkill at 513-932-5677 ext. 5253 or [email protected].



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