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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 training course to anyone over 18 – no experience required. This weekend 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 December 19.

Course Title: WDT-075
Course Length: 160 hours/10 weeks (8-hour daily commitment)
Class Dates: October 9 – December 19, 2021
Class Meets: Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (30-minute lunch)
No class November 27 & 28, 2021
Location: Springfield Campus, ITTC Building, Room 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