Structural Welder 23-24

Due to an extensive waitlist, this program is currently not accepting ADULT applications at the Portland or Reno Campus for any daytime offerings (AM, PM, or Fulltime). If you would like to be contacted when the application re-opens for adults, please complete this form OR check back to our website at a later date.

If you are interested in an evening option, please visit our life-long learning classes to learn more about Welding for Skill Advancement or contact the Career Planning Center at 405.717.4900.

 

Welding is the most common method for permanently bonding metal parts. Due to its strength, welding is used to join beams and reinforcing rods. In the program at Francis Tuttle Technology Center you will have an opportunity to gain knowledge for fabrication of a variety of metals including steel, aluminum and stainless steel. You will be prepared to qualify for the American Welding Society D1.1 Structural code using Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc (FCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW). In addition, you will gain experience on how to use Oxygen/Acetylene and Plasma Cutting equipment. Welding Math and Blueprint Reading is also offered.

Licensure / Certifications

  • 6G Oklahoma Department of Labor Certified Welder

*One certification paid by Francis Tuttle. Additional, optional certifications are available at student expense.

At A Glance

Open To

High School Juniors and Seniors, and Adults

Campus

Portland, Reno

Total Hours Required

900 hours

Length

Full-time: 8 months of instruction

Part-time: 16 months of instruction

Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance.

Times

Two sessions: 7:55 am - 11:00 am and 12:30 pm - 3:35 pm, Monday - Friday

High school students and part-time adults enroll in either the AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.

Courses

  • Advanced Standing Credit from Welding I 450 Hours
  • Pipe & Fabrication 265 Hours
  • Workforce Staging 45 hours
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 140 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Certification is per American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 Structural Welder Code
  • Oklahoma Department of Labor Certified Welder

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Hood, Cap, Shirt, and Gloves provided by FT
  • Leather Safety Shoes and Pants - $40.00-$100.00

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

$40.00-$100.00

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Hood, Cap, Shirt and Gloves Provided by FT

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Hood, Cap, Shirt and Gloves provided by FT

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$13.00-$25.00 (average = $16.14)

per hour

Pass Rate

75%

Pass Rate

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Welding Shops, Structural Fabrication Companies, Pipelines, Trailer Manufacturers, Refineries, Power Plants

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