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Welder/NCCER Level 2 Plus

This program is an introduction to common welding and cutting processes used in metal fabrication of structural steel.  Students will be introduced to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), Air Carbon Arc Cutting (AAC), OSHA10, metal preparation, and heat treating.  Students will also be introduced to blueprint reading and construction of items according to specifications.

Morning session – 8:10 – 11:10 a.m.
Afternoon session – 12:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Career Major Name:  Combination Welder
Clock Hours/Weeks of Instruction:  900/34
Normal Completion Time:  34 weeks for full-time status

Required Courses:

  • Advanced Welding Processes
  • Basic Fabrication
  • Career Readiness
  • Fundamentals of Welding
  • Intro to FCAW
  • Intro to GMAW
  • Intro to GTAW
  • Intro to SMAW
  • Metal Cutting Processes

Career Opportunities:

  • Welding inspector
  • Welder
  • Welder’s Helper
  • Welder Fitter
  • Cutting Process Technician
  • GMAW Structural Welder
  • GMAW Pipe Welder
  • GTAW Structural Welder
  • SMAW Structural Welder
  • SMAW Pipe Welder
  • FCAW Structural Welder
  • Welding and Metal Fabrication

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Application Process:
High school students see your home school counselor
Adults contact Mid-America recruiters 572-215-2060

Average Salary:

OSBCTE (Oklahoma State Board of Career & Technology Education)


ODCTE Competency Certification

  • Cutting Process Operator
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welder

3G Welder - Oklahoma Department of Labor
6G Welder - Oklahoma Department of Labor

**CTSO: SkillsUSA

**Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)