Stark State College is offering a Welding Program for high school juniors and seniors in the Four Cities Compact in a state-of-the-art welding fabrication laboratory, including introductory fundamentals on all four welding processes:

  1. Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  2. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  3. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  4. Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)

Graduate from high school with up to 13 free college credit hours and be eligible to take the American Welding Society certification test. Student taking the Welding program for 2 consecutive years could be elible for an internship opportunites, while in high school.   

Start working when you graduate, or continue on at Stark State to earn a one-year certificate in welding technology or an Associate's degree in applied industrial technology.

  • Mainstream types of welding
  • Layout from the basics to nuclear and pressure vessel welding 
  • Specialty welding, such as titanium, stainless steel, and aluminum
  • Oxy-acetylene cutting practices
  • Welding Inspector
  • Welding Sales Representative
  • Welding Supervisor
  • Welding Foreman
  • Welding Fabricator
  • Welding Educator
  • Welding Engineer
  • Automotive Welding
  • Oil & Gas Welding