Welding Technology

  • Program Description

    Welding is to metal fabrication what glue and nails are to carpentry. Welds hold much of our world together – from buildings, bridges and heavy equipment to airplanes and machinery. A good weld is as strong or stronger than the base metal. Making a good weld takes a high level of skill. The Welding Technology program is a two-year program designed to help students gain the basic welding, fabricating, math and problem solving skills needed to qualify for entry-level employment or apprenticeship. Students work to complete the American Welding Society Entry Level Welder Qualification. Students will build a portfolio of projects and weld tests that will prepare them for success in a variety of employment settings.

    Program Length

    Two years (may be eligible for certification after second year; students may enroll for one year for program experience)

    Industry Alignment

    American Welding Society (AWS); Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

    Integrated Academic Coursework

    • Career and Financial Management (1/2 credit per year)
    • Science (1/2 credit per year)
    • Math (1/2 credit per year)

    4+1 Pathway Option

    AWS-Level 1 (Entry Welder)

    College Credit Opportunities

    Articulation Agreements: Lincoln Technical Institute; Ohio Technical College; SUNY College of Technology at Delhi

    Credential Opportunities

    AWS – Entry Level Welder Qualification; 10-hour OSHA Construction Industry Safety and Health Credential; NCCER Core and Welding Level 1 and Level 2 Credentials; Technical Endorsement on Graduation Diploma

    Industry Assessments

    AWS – Level 1 (Entry Welder); NCCER Core and Welding Level 1

    Program Supplies, Materials, Assessments Provided

    Work boots, safety glasses, work gloves, welding jacket; 10-hour OSHA Training Certificate; NCCER Certification Assessments; AWS Entry Welder Exams