Welding and Fabrication Technology

Become a Professional Welding Technician

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Get the Skills with Our Hands-On 12 Month* Welding Technology Program

Looking for a career path that puts you in high demand?

Want to learn practical skills to start a career in less than a year?

If you are considering welding schools, Ohio Technical College is the place for you. Contact us today to learn more.

Experts predict a large shortage of capable manufacturing workers in the next few years almost everywhere, and many companies now report difficulty finding welders. The American Welding Society (AWS) predicts that the demand for skilled welders in the United States alone may outpace supply by 200,000 individuals. Our professional welding school will prepare you for a rewarding career in this area.

Your Training Will Include:

  • » Welding Technology & History
  • » Oxyacetylene Welding & Cutting
  • » Plasma Arc & Air Carbon Arc Cutting
  • » Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • » Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG)
  • » Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)
  • » Flux Core Arc Welding
  • » Blueprint Reading & Abbreviations
  • » Welding Mathematics
  • »Pipe Welding
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Get a Degree

As a graduate of this Associate of Applied Science Degree program, you’ll enter the industry with the confidence of obtaining a career degree after receiving personal guidance from Ohio Technical College instructors who are all industry-experienced professionals.

Hands-On Training

You’ll feel well-equipped when pursuing a career as a Welding Technician after gaining so much practical, hands-on experience in a real shop environment using industry-standard power equipment and hand tools.

Career Placement

Graduates receive Career Placement Services designed to bridge the gap between training and employment including resume skills training, networking assistance and referrals to employers across the country.

Up-To-Date Training & Tools

Through our partnership with Lincoln Electric, we provide you with up-to-date welding classes using the tools, techniques and training methods that make you more valuable in the workplace.

Strong Industry Partners

Ohio Technical College is proud to have solid, lasting relationships with many organizations, businesses, and industry entities.

Become a Confident Professional

The comprehensive Welding program from Ohio Technical College is designed to give you the hands-on training, technical skills and practical experience it takes to pursue a successful career in welding. Enrolled students will receive training at Ohio Technical College’s School of Welding outfitted with industry standard welding equipment and consumables. Welding simulators even help get you introduced into welding in the comfort and safety of a virtual welding world.

Career Opportunities

  • Individuals with professional welding training may pursue a wide variety of interesting professional positions, including:
  • Combination welder
  • Fitter
  • General Fabricator
  • Shipbuilding Welder
  • Skyscraper and Building Construction Welder
  • Pipeline Welders
  • Aircraft Welders
  • Spacecraft Welders
  • And more!

Ready to become a professional Welding Technician? Learn more!

Is a Career in Welding Right For You? Get More Info…

For more information on welding technician career training and to explore if OTC is right for you, fill out the form on this page.

To speak with a knowledgeable OTC Admissions Advisor right away, call 1-800-322-7000.

* Program length when completed in normal time.