Welding Diploma Program
HS diploma 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.
Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for welders in Ohio is expected to increase by three percent. The salary range is $27,920 to $57,640 with a median salary of $39,390.1
1 onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4121.06, retrieved 1/22/2020
Program length – 10 months
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.