Summer Welding Program


Local demand for welders is at an all-time high, and jobs need to be filled immediately. OTC is responding by providing a no-cost, paid training course to anyone over 18 – no experience required. This 4-week hands-on course is designed to help you get started in the flourishing metal fabrication industry right away. Gain the valuable trade skills that are in high demand and be job-ready by July 19.

Course Title: WDT-075
Course Length: 160 hours/4 weeks (8-hour daily commitment)
Class Dates: June 21 – July 19, 2021 (no class Monday, July 4, 2021)
Class Meets: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: ITTC 103
Requirements: Must be 18 or older, no experience necessary
Cost: $0 after applied financial grants

What You'll Learn

This program introduces basic concepts in the areas of:

  • Welding safety essentials
  • Introduction to welding and weld processes
  • Math fundamentals for welding
  • Welding symbols and codes
  • GMAW
  • GTAW
  • Plasma cutting
  • Fillet welds
  • Groove welds
  • Plate welds
  • Pipe welds
  • Lap welds
  • Awareness of polishing and grinding

What You'll Earn

• OSHA certification required by most employers
• AWS credential
• Skills needed for jobs available now
• Opportunities to meet and interview with metal fabrication company recruiters during and after the course
• Financial grants for living expenses available during training