Welding is an essential skill in manufacturing and repairing metal parts, and is in high demand everywhere!

Note: As we continue to monitor and adjust our schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot guarantee immediate placement into all programs for adult students. There is a waitlist for those who are not immediately placed.

Welders can make a great living, nearly anywhere, as it is the most common method for permanently bonding metal parts, and welders are in short supply. Students will gain knowledge for fabrication of a variety of metals including steel, aluminum and stainless steel, and learn to use shielded metal arc (SMAW), gas metal arc (GMAW), flux cored arc (FCAW) and gas tungsten arc (GTAW), as well as oxygen/acetylene and plasma cutting equipment.



Employment Opportunities

Pipelines Power Plants-New Construction and Shut Downs Refineries-New Construction and Shut Downs Structural Fabrication Companies Trailer Manufacturers Welding Shops

Welding Majors

About this Occupation

Welders are in high demand and can earn a great living, almost anywhere! Get started now!

Learn from Experienced Instructors

Richmond Hardimon

Welding instructor

Richmond Hardimon teaches Welding at the Reno campus. He earned a Sheet Metal Welding certification from Metro Technology Center in Oklahoma City, a National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification from AGC Building in Oklahoma City, and is currently participating in Francis Tuttle’s Lean Manufacturing 101 program. Richmond previously worked as a Production Coordinator at World Water Works in Oklahoma City, and has worked as an Adjunct Welding Instructor at Francis Tuttle.

Kyle Hughes

Welding instructor

Kyle Hughes teaches Welding in the evening at the Portland campus.

Matthew Manaugh

Welding instructor

Matthew Manaugh teaches Welding at the Portland campus. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Matthew previously worked at UE Manufacturing as a Pipe Fitter/Welder, as well as a Welder for Cimarron Energy.