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Adults & High School Juniors and Seniors

MNTC's Welding Program prepares the student with fundamental welding skills utilizing  a variety of processes including; 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).  A combination welder is an experienced level welder who can complete a full range of welder assignments and use independent judgment in making decisions where alternatives are determined by established procedures, methods and practices.

Students who successfully complete this program have opportunities to become employed by Moore, Norman, and Oklahoma City Metro companies.

Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to adults and high school juniors and seniors.

  • Adults can choose to attend A.M. and/or P.M. sessions. 
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Course Name
Fundamentals of Welding
Thermal Cutting Processes
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Pipe Welding
Total Class Hours: 1050




Class Times

  • Start Date: August, October, January
    • Days: Monday - Friday
    • A.M. Hours: 9:15 - 12:25
      • NPS 9:15 - 12:05;
      • MPS 9:35 - 12:25
    • P.M. Hours: 1:15 - 4:10
      • NPS: 1:15 - 4:10
      • MPS: 1:15 - 4:10
    • Evening Hours: N/A
    • Adults can choose to attend A.M. and/or P.M. sessions. 
    • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement  session.


Tools Needed

Please check with your instructor before purchasing tools. Prices may vary.

Credentials Available

  • Department of Labor Credentials:
    • OSHA General Safety
    • Oklahoma Welder Certifications
  • OK Department of Career and Technology Education Credentials:
    • Shielded Metal Arc Welder
    • Gas Metal Arc Welder
    • Flux Cored Arc Welder
    • Gas Tungsten Arc Welder
    • Cutting Process Operator

American Welding Society (AWS)/Schools Excelling through National Skill Standards Education (SENSE)


Inside Welding

Is this program right for me?


  • Excellent eyesight
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Manual dexterity
  • Mathematics
  • Communication
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Operation and Control
  • Reading Comprehension

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: For more information contact the Data Management Coordinator
  • Positive Placement Rate: 81.82%

Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.

Potential Occupations

  • Combination Welder
  • Welding Torch Operator
  • Rig Welder
  • Tank/Vessel Welder
  • Sheet Metal Welder
  • Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders



Potential Wages

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Eligibility: Title IV Eligible
  • Loan Debt: $0.00
  • CIP Code: 48.0508

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

Q: Does MNTC require student ID badges?

A: Yes. All students and staff must wear an MNTC badge while on campus. Pictures for badges are taken during the registration process.

Q: Do I need special supplies for the Welding program?

A:  Yes. Students will need a welding helmet, gloves, a welding shirt or sleeves

Q: How much does this program cost?

A: Refer to the "expenses" tab above.

Q: In Welding, how much is hands on and how much is book work?

A:  About 60% hands-on and 40% book work.

Q: Is there a waiting list?

A: For this program, you will need to speak with an MNTC Career Advisor. Set up your free career advisement today!

Q: Is this program eligible for financial aid?

A: Yes, this program has financial aid available for qualified students.

Q: What are possible occupations for me?

A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.

Q: What certifications are available?

A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.

Q: What is the cost of this program?

A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.

Q: What kind of job could I get from this program?

A: Refer to the "potential occupations" tab above.

Q: What kind of testing is required prior to getting into the program?

A: Testing information is available during your meeting with an MNTC Career Advisor. 

Q: What type of welding is taught?

A: Several.  Fundamentals of Welding, Thermal Cutting Processes, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux core Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and Pipe Welding

Q: When does the program start?

A: Refer to the "class times" tab above.

Q: Who can apply?

A: Refer to the "Who can attend?" tab above.

Q: Will MNTC help me find job opportunities during or after I finish the program?

A: Yes! Our Career and College Connection team coordinate career and college fairs on campus throughout the year. They also help with resumes, interviews, employment opportunities, etc. Additionally, internships are may be available to eligible students.

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