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!

Accreditation

National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)

Application

Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the SouthernTech 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): $2.50 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 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

 

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

► Oklahoma Welder Certification
Certified Welder
National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC): WorkKeys

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 12:45-3:45 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:45-3:45 PM; High School Students 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options:

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Aluminum Welder, Fabrication Welder, Fabricator, Fitter/Welder, Maintenance Welder, Mig Welder, Sub Arc Operator, Welder, Welder-Fitter, Welder/Fabricator – Approximate Pay Potential: $13-30/Hour. (source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4121.06):

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