Welding II

Program Overview:

The Welding Technology students learn Entry Level to Advanced Welding skills. 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 new qualified welders to replace retiring and advancing employees include river barge maintenance, fabrication shops, construction companies, and equipment manufacturers to name a few. 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 productive employees.

Length of Course:

The Welding Program is a one year program consisting of 900 clock-hours with an optional 2nd year consisting of 900 clock-hours. Classes meet Monday-Thursday from 4 p.m. till 10:00 p.m.

Job Opportunities:

Graduates are employed in various industries throughout the Tri-State Area.

Placement Services:

WorkForce Development Resource Center provides placement services to graduates of all full-time programs. A representative from WDRC is available to speak with each class before graduation to assist students with the registration process for job placement. WorkForce Development Resource Center is located at 120 North 3rd Street, Ironton, Ohio

** Costs are subject to change

Please read Admission Procedures
The pre-entrance Exam is required for the program - see Work Keys link for more information

If you are concerned about being able to make required scores and you would like to "brush up" on some of your skills prior to the pre-entrance exam, the Collins Career Technical Center's ABLE program is available for tutoring services Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-4:30pm.

Individuals with a passing score on all parts of the pre-entrance examination will be mailed an application packet for admission into the Cardiac Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. The application must be completed (in full) before the admission date (the last Friday of May) of each calendar year.

Description Hours
Welding Semester One
  • Program Orientation
30 hours
  • Welding Safety
32 hours
  • Flame cutting
32 hours
  • Thermal cutting
30 hours
  • Plasma Arc
30 hours
  • SMAW Equipment and setup Fillet welds all positions
246 hours
  • Total Hours
400 hours
Welding Semester Two
  • Blueprints / Symbols
60 hours
  • Blue Prints
200 hours
  • GMAW Setup
40 hours
  • GMAW Fillet Welds
160 hours
  • Testing and Inspection
40 hours
  • Total Hours
500 hours
Welding Program Total   900 hours
Description Hours
Welding II (Optional) Semester One
  • Program orientation
30 hours
26 hours
  • Welding safety II
43 hours
  • Appliance wiring
132 hours
  • SMAW Groove Welds
301 hours
  • Total Hours
400 hours
Welding II (Optional) Semester Two
  • Blue Print II / CNC Plasma Table
240 hours
  • FCAW
72 hours
  • Employability
48 hours
  • FCAW Groove Weld
48 hours
  • Codes and Standards
48 hours
  • GTAW
44 hours
  • Total Hours
500 hours
Welding II Program Total   900 hours

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