Choose the Welding School With All-inclusive Tuition, Convenient Hours
Choose the welding trade school at Portage Lakes Career Center (PLCC) in Uniontown, Ohio, and finish your welding classes in less than 10 months. With convenient evening hours, all-inclusive tuition, and a modern learning environment, we’ll help you prepare for welding jobs available now in many industries, including manufacturing, aerospace, construction, and energy.
Learn From Certified Instructors With Real-world Welding Experience
At PLCC, our welding program instructors are certified teachers and experienced welders who can teach you the most up-to-date welding techniques to cut or permanently join a wide range of metal parts.
In these hands-on welding courses, you’ll learn how to read blueprints or specifications, carefully measure and inspect substances, use torches, and properly care for welding and other equipment. In addition, critical thinking, problem solving, and observational skills are emphasized.
Sign Up for Our Welding Training Program
At PLCC, there are no hidden fees in your tuition. With our welding certification program, you will receive, based on your performance, the American Welding Society’s (AWS) D1.1 structural welding code steel certifications, OSHA 10 certification, and welder qualification sheets.
Apply today! Class size is limited to 20 students.
All-inclusive Tuition: $8,495
Class Dates: August 24, 2020 – June 3, 2021
Schedule: Monday – Thursday: 5PM -9PM
Course Length: 600 hours
Currently Accepting Applications For Fall 2021 Start
Frequently Asked Questions About Welding Classes and Jobs
How much do welders make in Ohio?
The average yearly pay for welders in Ohio ranges from $32,590 to $47,950.
What do welders do on a daily basis?
Welders perform many different tasks on the job, which can vary depending on the industry. Some common things they do include:
- Read drawings or blueprints and apply them to the project they are working on.
- Weld, cut, or repair components of many different types of metal in a variety configurations and positions.
- Use hand and power tools of the trade (masks, gas welding / brazing / cutting torches, electrode holder, drill press / radial drill, portable grinders).
- Maintain their equipment and take all the proper safety precautions.
What do you need for welding school?
PLCC welding trade school requires a high school diploma or equivalent to enroll. Once you complete welding training, some employers may prefer an apprenticeship.
Can I get scholarships or financial aid to attend PLCC’s welding school?
Yes. In addition to tuition payment plans, PLCC is an approved institution for the following types of financial aid:
- Federal PELL Grants
- Federal Direct Loans
- Veterans Administration Education Benefits
- Workforce Innovation Opportunity Investment Act (WIOA)
- Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR)
- Other aid, including a one-time $1,000 scholarship for alumni of PLCC’s four partner districts, as well as veterans and immediate family members of PLCC employees
Our Welding School: Your First Step Toward a Career as a Welder
Adult students of all ages choose the welding program at PLCC because of its affordability, certified instructors, and modern learning environment. Let us help you begin a successful career in welding.
AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code Steel Certifications, OSHA 10 Certification
Test-optional Admissions Policy Statement
Effective May 8, 2020, Portage Lakes Career Center will be operating under a test-optional admissions policy* for the following programs: Cosmetology, Spa Technician, Esthetics, Nail Technician, EKG and Phlebotomy Technician, Automotive Technician, HVAC-R Technician, Welding Technology, and Plumbing Technologies.
With the ACT WorkKeys Assessment currently unavailable, PLCC feels that students should still be given the opportunity to secure enrollment for the upcoming school year and has, therefore, modified its admissions requirements to a test-optional policy.
Students looking to enroll in the above-listed programs can now opt to submit an official high school or GED transcript to be reviewed. Team members will grant student placement only after evaluating the transcript and determining that it meets all criteria for admission. Students who still wish to test in order to be considered for program enrollment may do so once testing and normal operations resume.
*PLEASE NOTE: This test-optional policy DOES NOT APPLY to the Practical Nursing program. Students hoping to enroll in that program MUST test.