Go to work in many industries as a specialist in one of the most highly paid skilled trades.
What is Welding Technology?Welding careers are red hot. If you are willing to work hard to develop your skills in this field, you will find a variety of lucrative job opportunities. Our students learn the latest techniques in joining, fabricating and repairing metal. We have top-notch instructors and state-of-the-art facilities that prepare graduates to enter this exciting field. The OCTC Welding Program is accredited by American Welding Society and offers associate degree, diploma and certificate programs. Ignite your potential today.
What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?
- AWS National Skills Standards Level I Certificate
- Arc Cutter Certificate
- Arc Welder Certificate
- Gas Welder Certificate
- Gas Metal Arc Welding Certificate
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Certificate
- Production Line Welder Certificate
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certificate
- Tack Welder Certificate
- Welder Helper Certificate
How Do I Pay For This?
Worry no more. With the lowest tuition in Kentucky, financial aid options, and a helping hand to guide you through the application process, OCTC has you covered. OCTC will help you reach your goals at a price that won't break the bank.
What Else Do I Need to Know?
OCTC's Welding program is accredited by the American Welding Society (AWS) which offers National welding certification credentials. You can choose to earn an AAS degree or select from a variety of certificate options. Classroom knowledge and lab skills are combined with the appropriate welding techniques and the practical application of those techniques. Welding career opportunities are available in our region through a variety of employers including: Titan and Modern Welding and many regional fabrication companies. Check the catalog or see your advisor for a complete list of courses and descriptions. Use the contact info on this page to learn more!
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in collaboration with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.