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Center for Innovative Technologies

Welding Certificate

Center for Innovative Technologies Division: 513.569.1743 • Main Campus, Main Building, Room 210

Employment Options

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Read blue prints and understand weld symbols per the AWS A2.4 standard.
    Gain Welding skills and qualifications related to the AWS SENSE program.
    Welding inspections skills.
    Welding fabrication and supervision skills.
    Job ready skills for the welding industry.
    Students will also gain other non-welding skills to enhance their education such as:
    Basic autocad design.
     Electronics, ohms law, etc.
    Basic machining.
    Materials engineering including metallurgy.

Representative Job Titles for Graduates

Structural Welder
Ship Builder
Underwater Welder
Pipe Fitter Welder
Aerospace Welder
Fabricator Welder
Boiler Maker
Iron Worker
Sheet Metal Tradesman
Welding Engineer
Welding Educator
Certified Welding Inspector
Welding Supervisor

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average wage for welders in the occupation is $17.66 per hour, 2014. Some reports of lower and much higher wages have been reported depending on what type of welding occupation a student chooses.
The base salary range:
$34,500–$60,700 or more annually

Employment Outlook

The welding industry faces the challenge of replacing an aging workforce. Industry sources estimate that in the upcoming years, 50 percent of the welding industry workforce will be retiring. In addition, the need for highly skilled welders, inspectors, trainers and engineers will be paramount to the welding industry’s success in assuring sustainability of the nation’s welding field.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

Students can choose to follow one of two pathways to a successful welding career.
A.A.S. Welding Technology Degree.
Welding Certificate.

Representative Co-op Employers

General Tool
River Front Steel
More to come…

Co-op Salary Projections


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