Welding I

Due to an extensive waitlist, this program is currently not accepting ADULT applications. If you would like to be contacted when this 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.

Students will learn how to permanently bond metal parts. Students will gain knowledge for fabrication of a variety of metals including steel, aluminum, and stainless steel, as well as oxygen/acetylene and plasma cutting equipment. Students who complete this major may also be interested in continuing their training through Structural Welding.

Licensure / Certifications

  • 3G Oklahoma Department of Labor Certified Welder

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

At A Glance

Open To

High School Juniors and Seniors, and Adults


Portland, Reno

Total Hours Required

450 hours


  • Full-time: 5 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 10 months instruction

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


Daytime classes, two sessions: Monday — Friday

  • 7:55 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

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


  • Welding Core 125 hours
  • Workforce Staging 45 hours
  • Metal Cutting 70 hours
  • SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) 70 hours
  • GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) 70 hours
  • FCAW (Flux-Cored Arc Welding) 70 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Cost of Attendance Sheet (Coming Soon)

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$13.00-$25.00 (average = $16.14)

per hour

Pass Rate

New Major

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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