Required Education & Training
  • One-Year Technical Certificate / May be enrolled in welding apprenticeship
Industry Recognized Credentials
  • AWS, API, or ASME certifications (employer specific)
Median Wages $41,580 Education Providers
  • Community colleges
  • Ohio Technical Centers
  • Various vendors
  • Basic Welding Processes (SMAW, SAW, FCAW, GTAW)
  • Set-up, operate, and maintain welding equipment;
  • Identify electrode or welding wire;
  • Fillet weld plate in designated positions;
  • Groove weld plate in designated positions;
  • Weld pipe in the vertical and horizontal positions;
  • Cut and gouge using carbon arc-air method;
  • Technical competencies as demonstrated by various AWS, API, or ASME codes (employer specific)
All Levels

Foundational employability skills, basic math and computer skills, written and verbal communication skills; safety awareness; drug free
Note: each position must demonstrate the competencies and credentials of the previous position