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(600 Hours) Financial Aid Eligible Program (For those who qualify)

Welding holds the world together, from the exhaust pipe on a car to the Space Shuttle.  Highly trained technicians in the welding and fabricating field maintain, repair and produce the products used in the manufacturing, structural, and fabrication industries.  Qualified welding and metal fabricating technicians are in demand, have job stability, and have high earning potential.

Become a trained technician in the welding, fabricating and metallurgical trades and gain access to a growing and demanding field.  This program takes place in a comprehensive classroom and state-of-the art welding lab.  It is designed to teach the student practical applications and theory related to the welding trade, while preparing the student for the American Welding Society (AWS) certifications and exams.  The  National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) credentials may also be achieved.

The course includes:

  • Introduction to Construction and Maintenance (Core Curriculum)
  • Welding safety
  • Blueprint fundamentals
  • Reading welding symbols
  • Oxy-acetylene cutting, welding, and brazing
  • Base metal preparations
  • Weld quality
  • SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding or Stick Welding)
  • SMAW equipment and setup
  • SMAW electrodes and selection
  • SMAW groove welds with backing
  • SMAW open V-groove welds
  • SMAW open-root pipe welds
  • SMAW vertical welding
  • Plasma arc cutting
  • Basic GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, TIG)
  • Basic GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding, MIG)
  • Theory, welding and machine operation
  • Introduction to pipe welding

All instructional materials and welding helmets are included.  Students are given the opportunity to earn National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Certification in Core Curriculum and Welding Level 1 and may also be eligible to earn American Welding Society (AWS) certifications.


Fall 2014
Monday – Thursday
5:30 PM – 10:30 PM (some Saturdays may be required)
September 15, 2014 – May 13, 2015 (approximate ending date)

Tuition Fee: $8,495 (includes non-refundable materials fee of $895)
Tuition includes textbooks and certification examination fee.
Students can expect the following additional costs: none.


Registration begins at the Information Night on Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Call Elaine Byrd at (440) 891-7697 or Mary Koeka at (440) 891-7653 for more information.

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