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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


No Prerequisites


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.


Credentials Available

  • OK Department of Labor Credentials (DOL):
    • 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)


Gainful Employment

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  • Excellent eyesight
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Manual dexterity
  • Mathematics
  • Communication
  • Problem-solving skills

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: For more information contact the Data Management Coordinator
  • Positive Placement Rate: 96.0%

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



Potential Wages

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Financial Assistance

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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: 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.

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