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  • Use advanced welding techniques to design, build, and troubleshoot complex manufacturing solutions
  • Make, cut, and repair various types of metals utilizing different types of welds
  • Interpret project blueprints and specifications while applying an extensive knowledge of materials


What can I do when I graduate?
  • Combination welder
  • Pipe welder
  • Welding equipment salesperson
What would I do in this class?
  • Welding and shop safety procedures
  • Shielded metal arc welding
  • Gas metal arc welding
  • Tungsten inert gas welding
  • Oxyfuel flame cutting
  • Fabrication and blueprint reading
  • Welding symbols
What can I do with further training?
  • Shop foreman
  • Shop owner/manager
  • Welding engineer
  • Certified welding inspector
  • Welding instructor

Program Quick Facts

Welding students must be able to

  • Demonstrate shop and eye safety at all times
  • Exhibit professionalism & workplace ethics
  • Develop welding competencies and apply learned theory and technical information to prepare for career in the welding industry
  • Perform the job in both hot and cold conditions
  • Handle getting dirty as part of the job
  • Stand and work on your feet for several hours at a time
  • Read and comprehend welding book information and instructions
  • Comprehend and use welding math when using weld symbols and blueprints
  • Have good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to perform welding tasks
  • Communicate well with fellow students and staff
College Credits
Available Certifications
Lab Fees
Brian Myers
Randall Patrick 
Stark State College
Kent State University
Zane State University
None Level 1 (juniors) - $25.00
Level 2 (seniors) - $51.00
Tool List (to be supplied by student)

Uniform requirements

  • Jeans, cotton shirt, high-top leather boots, welding jacket, safety glasses, welding gloves, welding helmet (to be supplied by student)
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