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Advanced Welding Certificate

Advanced Welding Certificate Description

A comprehensive, beginner-to-advanced training in welding using a variety of course and AWS certification models that will allow trainees to personalize their training. Courses include ARC, MIG, TIG, soldering, brazing, metallurgy fundamentals, structural stick welding, pipe welding and positioning and high-pressure pipe and piping systems.


Grant funding is available through the Ohio Department of Higher Education Short Term Certificate Grant Program. For more information, contact Sean Terrell, Dean of Workforce Development.

Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing and works with students to assure they have complete college funding, including financial aid, before they start classes. Please reference the course curriculum tab for program costs.

All-inclusive pricing includes the following:


$300......Learning Fee

$20........Health Center Services

$75........Career Center Services



$275....Smart Start*

Pricing for housing and meal plans can be found here.

*Recommended for all first-year college students.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 


Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in the Welding Certificate program:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to operate in a fabricating shop safely using correct safety apparel including jacket, helmet, and gloves.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of metallurgy fundamentals and gasses used in fabricating various materials.
  • Select, prepare, and weld carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum in all positions: 2F, 3F, and 4F positions in the GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW processes.
  • Perform ARC, MIG, TIG soldering, brazing, structural stick welding and pipe welding in multiple positions.
  • Perform advanced operations of various fabricating tools including cutting torch, plasma cutting machine, grinder, and bender

The Welding program is a new program starting in Fall 2018. Program outcome data will be available in Spring 2020.

In January 2020, Hocking College became one of 35 other secondary schools to be awarded a Choose Ohio First grant.

The grant — worth $65,600 — from the Ohio Department of Higher Education will fund scholarships for students joining the college’s Website and Application Development and Cybersecurity and Networking programs.

The grant allows for one scholarship each worth more than $2,700 for both programs for the next five years.

The scholarships are available to Ohio residents applying or transferring to Hocking College or changing their major to one of the two Computer Sciences programs.

Click here to begin your application.

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