Welding Technician

Program Length

900 hours


Monday through Thursday
4:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Some Fridays
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
(2 hours of remote instruction on weeks with no Friday)

*Subject to change

Program Dates

Start Date: August 11, 2021
End Date: June 8, 2022

Program Campus Location

Scarlet Oaks Career Campus
303 Scarlet Oaks Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
(Formerly 3254 East Kemper Road)

Tuition Information

Direct Cost:  The cost of the program

Tuition: $7,695
Books/Tools/Supplies: $3,092
Total*: $10,787 (Subject to change)

Please note:  Books, tools and supplies are a requirement of each program and are a mandatory cost of the program.

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Other Costs

Indirect Costs:  These are not costs to attend Great Oaks, but an estimate of living expenses you may have while attending school. They are shown for federal financial aid purposes, and include child care, housing, transportations, etc.

Dependent Student: $8,069
Independent Student: $14,052

Available Certifications
  • AWS (American Welding Society)
  • CPR/First Aid
  • OSHA 10
Contact Information


Marty Lopinto, Career Planning Specialist 
lopintom@greatoaks.com or 513.612.5790

Mark Palitto, Instructor
palittom@greatoaks.com or 513.612.5832

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Gain Skills in Structural and Non-Structural Welding

Have a steady hand, a good eye, and a desire to create work that lasts?  Welders can work in a variety of fields, from aerospace to power plants to manufacturing—or even under water.  Learn to read blueprints and lay out your work, and gain skills in welding, brazing, cutting, and fabrication as you prepare for a successful career.

Great Oaks Career Campuses Adult Workforce Development - Welding

Precision and excellent hand/eye coordination are important for the welding technician program. You will learn various types of welds and cutting operations, as well as fabrication, quality control, weld testing, and blueprint reading. Through this program, you will have the opportunity to become a certified welder. Other career pathways might include welding inspector, metal fabricator, or sales.

What you will learn: Shop safety, blueprint reading, interpretation of drawings and symbols, shop math, hand tools, and power tools, brazing, FCAW: flux core arc welding, GMAW: gas metal arc welding, SMAW: shield metal arc welding, plate (3G, 4G), experience in aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel, cutting operations:oxy-fuel, plasma, quality control, visual inspection, employability skills.

Learn about one of the many career options in this field!

For job outlook and wages for Welding Technician visit www.onetonline.org.

For enrollment questions contact Marty Lopinto at 513.612.5790

Enrollment Requirements:

All students must be 18 years old by the completion of the program and have a high school diploma or HSE (High School Equivalency). HSE hotline: 513.612.5806

Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

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