Industrial Welding

Work wearing protective gear and welding

 Enrollment Information during COVID-19

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As of June 1, 2020 our campuses are open to visitors with limited office hours. Current Campus Office Hours. It is recommended to schedule visits by calling 513-645-8200 or emailing Industry Secretary Pam Creager creagerp@butlertech.org.  Our staff also continues to work from home to help you stay on track to get enrolled and answer your questions. If you are interested in touring a campus, please email moorek@butlertech.org.

For the safety of all, you will be required to wear a mask upong entering our campus buildings.  We ask that you adhere to the 6 foot social distancing recommendations and avoid visiting if you don’t feel well. Thank you for your cooperation as we navigate these new guidelines!

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Welding is strong, versatile and portable. For this reason, it is used to build and repair bridges, skyscrapers, ships, automobiles, spacecraft, medical equipment and thousands of other manufactured products that make modern society possible.

This full-time program will give you a solid foundation in theory and practice for a career where welding plays an important part.

Program Times

Full Time | 624 Hours | Mon-Thurs | Day class 8:00 a.m. -2:30 p.m. (7.5 months) | Evening class 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (10 months)

Upcoming programs:       September 8, 2020 – June 30, 2021  (Evening class)

                                                   March 8, 2021 – October 7, 2021 (Day class) (Includes a July break)

Program Costs

Tuition $7,000 | Books/Supplies $3,969.13

Total $10,969.13

Financial aid and scholarships available to those who qualify.

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Steps for Enrollment

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Financial Aid options

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Industry Recognized Credentials

Students will train and test for National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certifications in:

  • AWS D1.1 Structural Certifications (3-G and 4-G)
  • NCCER Core Curriculum
  • NCCER Welding Levels 1 and 2
  • OSHA 10

Curriculum Highlights

  • Flux core arc welding (FCAW)
  • Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)
  • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
  • Gas metal arc welding (GMAW)
  • Oxyfuel cutting (OFC)
  • Plasma arc cutting (PAC)
  • Air carbon arc cutting (ACAC)
  • Shop safety

Where Can I Work?

Welders can work in a variety of environments both inside buildings and outside.

Salary Range

2018 median pay Bureau of Labor Statistics : $41,380 annually | $19.89 per hour