Welding Program


Local demand for welders is at an all-time high, and jobs need to be filled immediately. OTC responds by providing training courses to anyone over 18 – no experience required. This hands-on course is designed to help you start a career in the flourishing metal fabrication industry right away. Gain valuable trade skills in high demand and be job-ready by July.

Course Title: WDT-075
Course Length: 160 hours/5 weeks (8-hour daily commitment)
Class Dates: June 2 – 30, 2022
Class Meets: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (30-minute lunch)

  • Thursday & Friday, June 2 & 3, 2022
  • Monday – Friday, June 6-10, 2022
  • Monday – Friday, June 13-17, 2022
  • Tuesday – Friday, June 21-24, 2022
  • Monday-Thursday, June 27-30, 2022

Location: Springfield Campus, ITTC Building, Room 103
Requirements: Must be 18 or older, no experience necessary
Tuition: $3,395 per person(Financial assistance may be available. Apply now to determine eligibility.)

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
• Skills needed for jobs available now
• Opportunities to meet and interview with metal fabrication company recruiters during and after the course