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Quick Facts


Earning Potential:

Median $47,010/year

Time Frame:

  • Welding I: 900 Hours
  • Welding II: 900 Hours
  • Date: August-August
  • Time: Evenings (M-Th)


📌Adult Main Campus

Total Estimated Costs:

  • Welding I: $8,050
  • Welding II: $8,050

Admission Info:

  • None
No WorkKeys Requirement

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Program Overview

The Collins Career Technical Center in Ohio offers a Welding program for individuals interested in becoming a welder. This program trains students in various welding techniques, including shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and gas metal arc welding. Students will also learn how to read and interpret blueprints and specifications and use hand and power tools to cut and shape metal. In addition, the curriculum covers welding safety, welding processes, and symbols. The program is full-time and typically takes nine months to complete. Upon completing the program, students will have the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the welding industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers was $47,010 in May 2021. Job growth for welders, cutters, solderers and brazers is projected to be average for all occupations.

The Welding Technology students learn Entry Level to Advanced Welding skills. The curriculum developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research covers OSHA safety requirements, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, oxy-fuel cutting, and carbon arc cutting to enhance job opportunities. Local industries requiring newly qualified welders to replace retiring and advancing employees include river barge maintenance, fabrication shops, construction companies, and equipment manufacturers, to name a few. In addition, the Collins Career Technical Center Welding Technology program offers American Welding Society certifications at Entry and Advance Levels. Qualification and certification testing will ensure each student has developed the skills necessary to be a productive employee.

What do Welders do?

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers typically do the following:

  • Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, and specifications
  • Calculate and measure the dimensions of parts to be welded
  • Inspect structures or materials to be welded
  • Weld materials according to blueprint specifications
  • Monitor the welding process and adjust heat as necessary
  • Maintain equipment and machinery


Jimmy Watson

Faculty Information

High School
Post-Secondary Administration
Trade and Industry Supervisor

Contact Information

School Email
School Phone
(740) 867-6641   x431

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