Welding Technology


Welding skills are used to fabricate and repair projects. The job outlook is increasing due to the aging infrastructure and need to fill the skills gap. Our 600-hour program (about 7 months) teaches the phases and types of welding, preparing students to be workforce ready after completion of the program.  Students complete 80 hours at an externship site.

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Instructor:  Pat Cucco

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This program is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.

What The Program Teaches 

  • Welding Fundamentals and Safety
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Gas Cutting, Soldering, and Brazing
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Project Building
  • Weld Print Reading and Math



In the Welding Technology program, you may also earn the following certifications:

  • American Welding Society Welding Qualification Certifications (up to 3):
    • Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW)
    • Gas Metal Arc (MIG)-(GMAW)
    • Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG)-(GTAW)
    • Flux Core Arc (FCAW)
  • National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) Core and Welding Level 1
  • Forklift
  • 10-hour OSHA Training
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

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Welding Technology Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed program application through https://acwhcc.axstudent.com along with a $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Provide official transcripts or high school diploma or equivalent.

Job Outlook

• $39,410 median annual pay in Ohio

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Start Dates and Program Cost

Start Date
August 22, 2022
Monday - Thursday through September 22, 2022
Monday - Wednesday beginning September 27, 2022
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

2022-2023 Program Calendar


Program Cost 
Books, Supplies, Fees$2,393
Tools   $460
Total Cost$7,953

*Books are subject to change.

Tuition and Financial Aid

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