Course Description

Welding is a two-year program designed to prepare students with modern welding process. Students will develop skills, understanding, and techniques necessary to apply accumulated knowledge to on-the-job situations that occur in the welding field. Students will also acquire a working knowledge of how the welding industry operates.


Level I ~ Lab 2 credits ~ Related 1 credit

  • Proper Set Up/Operate Gas Welding Equipment (OAW)
  • Torch Brazing (TB)
  • Gas Cutting (OAC)
  • Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC)
  • Safety and Housekeeping
  • Stick Welding (SMAW)
  • Wire Welding (GMAW)
  • Edge Preparation Methods
  • Flux Core Arc Welding
  • Material Science – Inspection
  • Testing
  • Preparation Methods/Techniques in Welding
    Low Carbon Steel/Sheet
  • Metal
  • Employability
  • Leadership Skills


Level II ~ Lab 2 credits ~ Related 1 credit

  • Maintenance of Machinery
  • Mechanical Equipment
  • Automated Devices of an Industrial
    Plant or Job Shop
  • Blueprints
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Weld Symbol Reading
  • Set Up and Operate Gas Welding Equipment
  • Torch Brazing
  • Gas Cutting Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Thermal Cutting
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Flux Core Arc Welding
  • Plasma Arc Cutting
  • Techniques in Welding Low Carbon Steel and Sheet Metal

Courses Which Will Be Helpful

  • Math
  • Science
  • Industrial Technology
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Electricity/Electronics
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Program Completion Incentives

  • Career Passport with documented skills
Skills USA - Champions At Work

As a Welding student, you will be a member of the SkillsUSA organization. SkillsUSA is a student-oriented organization designed to expand your citizenship, leadership, teamwork, and employability skills. As a member, you will be encouraged to participate in competitive events at the local, district, state, and national levels in both leadership and occupational skills.

In addition to SkillsUSA at Millstream Career Center, you may participate in many student activities at your home school such as music, sports, and club activities.

Career Opportunities

  • Maintenance Welder
  • Repair Shop Welder
  • Construction Welder
  • Certified Welding Inspector
  • Tool & Die Maker
  • Millwright
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Boilermaker
  • Machine Operator – Robots
  • Pipe Welder/Fitter
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Career-Based Opportunities

Students who exhibit knowledge and skills in the Welding program and meet the requirements for early placement may participate in early placement in a related field during the second semester of their senior year.

Salary Information

Salary varies with the employer’s location and industry. It also varies with the worker’s skills and experience. Nationally, the median wage for welders and cutters is $21.33 per hour. Half of all welders and cutters earn between $19.89 and $30.64 per hour. Welding machine operators earn slightly less.

In Ohio, the median wage for full-time welders is $18.38 per hour. Welding machine operators receive slightly higher wages than those who weld by hand. These welding machine operators receive a median wage between $18.11 – $26.15 per hour.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018