Program Overview

The Welding program is a full-time, 680-clock hour certificate course. This program provides students the opportunity to be trained in (4) major welding fields: ARC, MIG, TIG, and Flux Core by combining hands-on lab work with classroom training. The students in this program learn structural and pipe welding. Replicating actual job site conditions, instructors lead students through coursework that will allow them to successfully complete American Welding Society qualifications in SMAW (shield metal arc welding), GMAW (gas metal arc welding), GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding), and FCAW (flux-cored arc welding).

What You Will Learn

  • Core

  • Welding Safety 

  • SMAW Welding

  • Plasma Cutting, Arc Air Cutting, Gouging/Joint Fit-up

  • Welding Symbols and Drawings

  • GMAW & FCAW Welding & Materials 

  • GTAW Welding & Materials

  • Metal and Properties of Metals 

  • GMAW Pipe Welding 

  • FCAW Pipe Welding 

  • GTAW C/S Pipe Welding 

  • GTAW S/S Pipe Welding 

  • GTAW Aluminum Welding


Students have the opportunity to earn the following industry-recognized credentials:

  • National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Core

  • Level 1 - NCCER

  • Level 2 - NCCER

  • OSHA-10 Hour/General Industry

  • ARC Welding - American Welding Society

  • MIG Welding - American Welding Society

  • Flux Cored Welding - American Welding Society

  • TIG Welding - American Welding Society

  • National Career Readiness - ACT 

Admission Requirements

  • Age 18 or older

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Background check 

WorkKeys® Assessment

The WorkKeys® Assessment is administered as part of the registration process. Students will complete the following sections:  

Applied Math - critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and problem-solving techniques.  

Graphic Literacy - skills needed to locate and use information from charts, diagrams, etc.    

Workplace Documents - ability to understand written text to complete a task.        

Each assessment is scored individually on a possible range of <3 - 7. 

Work Keys info

Students will have an appointment scheduled to complete the WorkKeys® Assessment upon submission of the Adult Learner Registration Form and a $50 non-refundable registration fee. Learn more about how the ACT® WorkKeys® Assessment can work for you.


Required Scores 

 Applied Math

Graphic Literacy


 Workplace Document


Equipment Requirements

All necessary technology is provided to students in each classroom and lab during normal class hours. Students who wish to access school email or Canvas (our learning management system) outside of normal class hours will need access to the internet and a personal device.

Program Cost

Tuition/Fees: $8,773

Cost Per Clock Hour - $12.90

Books/Supplies: $527

* Costs are subject to change for 2024-25 school year.


Class Starts: 
July 31, 2023

Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

680 Hours (9 months)


Eastland Career Center
4465 S. Hamilton Road
Groveport, OH 43125

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Mr. Andrew Bealer

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Mr. Andrew Bealer
614.836.4531, ext. 1709
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Student Services
614.836.4541, ext. 1537
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