Welding Diploma Program

Welding Diploma Program

03/2020: All programs have been converted to online.  Enrollment and financial aid can be done from home. You can start your program ONLINE at Stautzenberger College today. The College moved to online instruction for all our programs to be in compliance with Governor Mike DeWine’s executive order.
Don’t postpone enrolling.  Use your time wisely and enroll today.  Start with our new online lectures, then complete the hands-on training when in-school classes resume.

HS diploma not required to enter the program

What Is Welding?

Welding is the process of joining metal parts into one individual unit through the use of heat. Welders is the professional term typically associated with those who perform welding as part of as the focus of their job function. Welding is a highly skilled profession that requires specific training prior to entering the profession. in many cases, those seeking welding jobs will need to perform hands-on welding tests to gain employment in the profession. As a welder, it is important that you understand safety guidelines to avoid personal injury and keep coworkers safe. As a part of your welding duties, you may be required to interpret blueprints, perform basic calculations, maintain equipment and inspect the quality of the structures you are performing. If you like problem solving and working with your hands, while also enjoying a growing career field, welding may be the perfect career option for you.

What Career Options Are Available in Welding?

Welders use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations or seams of fabricated metal products. Welders work in a variety of construction and manufacturing environments, including on ships and on pipelines. Some of the industries that employ Welders include, manufacturing, wholesale trade, repair and maintenance, construction, engineering and specialty contracting. Welders may be employed in large companies or small-to-medium sized businesses or even in some cases be self-employed and run their own business. Basically, anywhere that requires the welding function will typically employ welders. For salary information, please visit bls.gov.

How Do I Start A Career in Welding?

Welding is a great career choice for anyone who enjoys working with their hands and fixing a wide number of on-the-job problems. Welders are highly skilled and a great way to get the training you need is through the Stautzenberger degree program. Stautzenberger College has two campuses serving both the Toledo and Cleveland metropolitan areas. Our hands-on Welding program can be completed in as little as 10 months. A high school diploma is not required to enter the program.

The diploma program in Welding is designed to provide an opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills relevant and required in to work as a welder. This includes mastery of various skills such as: essentials of welding theory, SMAW and GTAW specifics, thermal cutting, and general craft and trade skills. Students will also have the opportunity to explore, practice and apply skills in successful study strategies and time management and professional preparation for the field.

This program will provide students with the opportunity to:
1. Gain knowledge and understanding of current theories and uses of welding techniques and skills
2. Review and practice general trade and craft skills
3. Gain competency in SMAW and GTAW, GMAW and FCAW plates and fillets
4. Gain competency in pipe welds
5. Thermal cutting and metal preparation techniques and skills.

Stautzenberger Advantage

We take a streamlined approach to education, with curricula focusing on developing a particular skill set and knowledge base for a career rather than receiving a general education.   We focus on training you for jobs that employers tell us are truly needed in your community.

We offer affordable programs that typically take less time to complete, have smaller class sizes, and the majority of the training is hands-on, which is an ideal environment for many types of learners. We offer on-campus, hybrid and completely online diploma and degree programs that could provide you more opportunities to well-paying jobs with room for growth and managerial potential. We know it's all about a job. Our career services team has done the networking for you with numerous local employers. Prior to graduation, we could help you find that perfect job. Employers have consistently placed confidence in our graduates' abilities.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Program length – 10 months

On-Campus Program

Classes in the program include instruction in a variety of skills such as welding theory, SMAW and GTAW specifics, welding safety, thermal cutting, and general craft and trade skills. Students will have the opportunity to explore, practice and apply skills, and learn successful study strategies and time management to prepare them for the field.

Welders use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations or seams of fabricated metal products. Welders work in a variety of construction and manufacturing environments, including on ships and on pipelines.

Maumee Campus