Welding Technology

Last Updated: 7/14/2020 12:49 PM

A student welding and the teacher instructing the class

Program Description:

Welcome to the Welding Program.  The student experience at Tri-County Career Center is a unique combination of textbook learning and real world hands-on experiences.  We apply Science, Math and Communication Skills to career opportunities.Our approach to learning challenges students to obtain their very best potential.

Welding Technology is a two-year program that allows hands-on training for the skills you need in this high demand career field.  This program provides students the opportunity to be trained in (3) major welding fields: ARC, MIG, and TIG by combining hands-on lab work with classroom training. The students in this program learn structural and pipe welding. 

Areas of Study:

This class includes training in:

  • Welding safety
  • Oxyfuel cutting
  • Base metal preparation
  • MIG Welding
  • TIG Welding
  • Stick Welding
  • Flux Core Welding 
  • Fabrication
  • OSHA
  • Structual welding 

Professional Certifications and Industry Credentials:

Students may have the opportunity for:

  • D1.1 3/8" AWS Structural Steel Certifications

In addition, successful students will earn the following certifcations:

  • OHSA-10 Certification
  • ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) 

Career Opportunities:

Welders are in big demand in a number of fields including manufacturing, oil & gas, transportation, and heavy equipment. Welding occupations include fabricators, pipe welders, bridge welders, and strucural welders.

Wages vary, but the average hourly wage is $12 to $17 starting out.


Instructor: Brian Withem

740.753.3511 or 800.637.6508 

Fees and Recommended Tools

Required program fees may include workbook, technology fee, lab fee and dues for our professional organization. A backpack and light welding shirt are recommended items but are not required. 

Students will be responsible for providing leather boots.  Rocky Boots in Nelsonville has agreed to assist us with providing appropriate work boots at a reduced price for students. More information about the boot purchase will be provided to students after school begins.

Click here for the full list of program fees. For more information, please contact the Treasurer's Office at 740-753-3511.