What We Do in Welding
Skills for the Future
Welding students gain a solid foundation by understanding the basic terms, techniques, and procedures of the American Welding Society. This knowledge is put into practice, producing a variety of projects interpreted from blueprints.
Skills learned include:
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
CNC Plasma Cutter
Oxy-acetylene Cutting and Brazing
Welds Symbols & Blueprint Reading
Welding Technologies students work with mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and cast iron, and learned to weld flat, horizontally, vertical, and overhead.
6% projected growth in the next 10 years = 22,500 new jobs
Ohio employs 17,310 of the 404,800 welders in the US
Median wage: $19.35/hour
Typical range: $13.20 - $30.37/hour
Advanced skills and training can increase earning potential
Students who qualify have the opportunity to participate in one of three options for career development during their senior year. All three programs allow students to work within their career field while attending school on a modified schedule, so you they gain skills, experience and competitive wages.
Edison State Community College
Advanced Education Opportunities
Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
Ohio Technical College
OSHA 10 Hour
AWS Welder Certification (optional)