Job Outlook

  • 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 a 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

  • CPR First Aid

  • OSHA 10

  • American Welding Society (AWS) - Certified Welder in GMAW, SMAW, and SAW.

  • NC3 - (Safety of Welding, Principles of Welding, SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW)

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