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Welding Technician Training

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Welding Technician Certification Courses 


Gain skills in welding, brazing, cutting, and fabrication.  Learn how to read blueprints and layout the work.  Prepare for a welding career in aerospace, power plants, manufacturing or the auto industry.  Obtain certification from the American Welding Society in plate or pipe welding.  Certification available to qualified students upon course completion. This program is accredited by North Central Association.


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"Great Oaks is the proverbial sweet spot for finding qualified welders!  I appreciate all of the help you've given us."

"I interviewed numerous students from Bruce Scherer's welding class.  They are clearly excited to get into the field and all are well prepared.  The proof is in the pudding; I wish we could hire all of them and watch them grow.  The knowledge and diverse experience they have is second to none​!"

Kurt Enneking, Riverfront Steel


Job Outlook:  According to the Department of Labor, “Employment of welding, soldering, and brazing workers is expected to grow about 5% over the 2006-16 decade.  Welding has grown significantly over the long term because of advances that have allowed it to replace other joining technologies in many applications.  Thus, demand for welders is increasing in the construction, manufacturing, and utilities industries.”    


According to the Department of Labor, “Median wage and salary earnings of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers were $15.10 an hour in May 2006.  The middle 50% earned between $12.30 and $18.47 per hour.   



I went in to the Welding class with high expectations to be certified and learn the skills I needed to find a good job. My expectations were met and then some.

Bruce is the best teacher I’ve ever had. He is willing to work with whatever problem you have in the current situation. The classroom and lab are organized with the proper equipment to learn your trade. The schedule of 4:30 – 10:30 p.m. can sound difficult, but you are in the shop for a large chunk of that time.  It is a long day, but in the end (which goes by quickly), it is worth it.

This training led me to an awesome job at Rotex where I make a good salary and benefits.  I would highly recommend Scarlet Oaks Adult Welding Program.

                                -- James Auvil – Welding 2010 Graduate


Enrollment Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Achieve a Work Keys assessment level of (4) or higher ​

 Ready to enroll? 


·         Attend an Information Session at Scarlet Oaks (a requirement for Full-Time Programs). You will receive information about enrollment, take a tour, discuss the required placement test, and receive general financial aid information.

 Gainful Employment Disclosure

Please click here for information about tuition/fees, median loan debt and graduation/placement rates of students who completed this program.​​

Program Quick Facts

Program Length

900-hours, 42 weeks (co-op and early placement available for qualified students with instructor recommendation).  Welder certification will be based on the employer requirements.


Monday-Thursday, 4:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Program Dates

​Start Date: August 2014
End Date:  June 2015

Program Campus Location

Diamond Oaks Career Campus, 6375 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio  45247

Scarlet Oaks Career Campus, 3254 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241.
Tuition Information

$7,395.00 (subject to change)

Other Costs

Books/Tools, Personal Safety Equipment & Test Fees:  $1,835.00 (estimated)

Total: $9230.00 (estimated)

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