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Welders - especially those with a wide range of skills - are needed in both commercial and industrial businesses.

Welders - especially those with a wide range of skills - are needed in both commercial and industrial businesses.

If you like working with your hands, seeing projects through from start to finish, and staying active while you work, welding could be a nice fit!  In our program you will be out in the weld shop practicing stick welding or learning MIG and TIG welds.  You will also learn how to program the plasma cutter for specific designs.  In this dynamic program there will be lots of opportunities to be creative and put your skills to the test with special projects.

Career Technical Skills

  • Basic metallurgy

  • Blueprint reading

  • TIG welding

  • MIG welding

  • Fabrication work

  • High-pressure pipe welding

  • Welding science and symbols

  • Cutting and brazing

  • Plasma arc cutting

  • Welding math

  • Oxyacetylene welding

  • Welding safety

Industry Recognized credentials

  • AWS Certification

  • OSHA 10 Certification

Possible future

  • Fabrication Welders

  • Construction Welders

  • Repair Welders

  • Blueprint Welders

  • Machine Welders

  • Underwater Welders

Other Welding Program Details


PLCC Welding is a full time program for high school juniors and seniors. Students will have the opportunity to visit and apply during the sophomore year.  Class size is limited to 20 students.

Scope, Sequence, & Curriculum

The Scope, Sequence, and Curriculum document is updated annually with input and ultimate approval from the program’s Advisory Committee of industry professionals.  This document contains detailed information about all that the program has to offer its students including the program goals, program alignment with state curriculum standards, a detailed description of each course taught within the program, program grading scale, industry credentials, and college credit opportunities specific to the program, and the program teacher’s own notes and input.

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College Credit Potential

All programs at PLCC have the potential for either direct articulated credits at select colleges and/or universities or are able to acquire college credits through career technical assurance guides (CTAGs) in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

On The Job Training

During the senior year, students who have met the requirements and have received a recommendation by their program instructor, have the opportunity to go on School-to-Work Job Placement.  We work with our students and local employers to place them in a job that is related to their program of study, giving them real-life experience while simultaneously earning school credit.


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Schedule a Tour

We take pride in our facility and welcome the opportunity to show it off!  You would never buy a car without looking at it first.  Choosing the place to give you a head start on a successful path in life should be no different.  We invite you to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus.  We’re pretty sure you’ll be impressed!

If you are a high school student, please note that you will have several opportunities to visit PLCC during your sophomore year.

Once we receive your request, a PLCC staff member will follow up directly. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Portage Lakes Career Center is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. Visitors should contact the Main Office at 330-896-8200 prior to arrival for parking instructions and other information.