Welding

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Description

Knowing how to weld is a skill that almost everyone might find useful at some point in time. For those students who would like to make a career out of welding, this career pathway provides them with the specialized training and techniques found in industrial welding environments. Students are provided the opportunity to become state-certified welders. Our instructor is a welder and knows what you need to be successful!

Application

Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.

Tuition

High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $3.00 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $6 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $9 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Program/Courses/Hours

Welding Fundamentals
Construction Core 72.5
Welding Level 1 285
Welding Level 2 Fundamentals 167.5
Total Hours 525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time 2 years
Welding Advanced
Construction Core 72.5
Welding Level 1 285
Welding Level 2 Fundamentals 167.5
Welding Level 2 Advanced 60
Welding Level 3 465
Total Hours 1050
Estimated time to complete (Full Time) 1 year
Estimated time to complete (Half Time 2 years

 

Certifications and/or Credentials

Oklahoma Welder Certification
Certified Welder
NCRC: WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certification

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization:

SkillsUSA 

Schedule:

Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:30-3:30 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:30-3:30 PM; High School Students 8:15-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:30 PM (students are encouraged to attend 8:00-8:15 AM or 12:30-12:45 PM for curriculum enrichment)

Employment Options:

Back Hoe Operator, Engineering Equipment Operator, Equipment Operator, Heavy Equipment Operator, Loader Operator, Machine Operator, Motor Grader Operator, Operating Engineer, Operator, Track Hoe Operator. – Approximate Pay Potential: $13-38/Hour. (source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4121.06):

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