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Welding Certificate (WLDC)


The Welding Certificate prepares students for immediate employment in organizations where welders are in demand, including manufacturing, construction, automotive, and energy industries.

The program includes hands-on practice in a variety of welding processes as well as metal fabrication, testing, and quality control.

Graduates are prepared to take certification tests offered by the American Welding Society.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Weld in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions
  • Read welding blueprints
  • Cut metal plates and structural shapes
  • Fabricate and weld multi-component parts
  • Inspect welds

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Welding Technician

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$36,300 median annual salary

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for welders is expected to increase by 6 percent through 2022, driven by growth in U.S. manufacturing


Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Welding Certificate (WLDC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
WLD 100 Fundamentals of Welding 2 3 3
WLD 105 Print Reading and Weld Design 2 2 3
MAT 120 Technical Mathematics 3 0 3
Semester 2      
WLD 111 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1 2 6 4
MET 111 Manufacturing Processes 1 2 3 3
MET 131 MET Computer Aided Drafting 1 2 3 3
Semester 3      
WLD 115 Gas Metal Arc Welding and Flux Cored Arc Welding 2 6 4
WLD 210 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2 6 4
CIT 105 OSHA 10 General Industry Safety 1 0 1
WLD XXX Technical Elective   2 3 3
Total Credits:   20 32 31


Technical Elective  
WLD 112 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2 4
WLD 220 Metal Fabrication 3
WLD 260 Weldability of Metals 3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Michael (Mike) DeVore, PhD, PE
(513) 569-1746
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