Welding Technology

Prepare for an in-demand career by getting hands-on training and certification! Students prepare for certification to American Welding Society (AWS) standards in an industry current lab facility equipped with a CNC Plasma Cutting Machine (PlasmaCam), Robotic Welder, Fabricator, Environmental Air System, Quality Control Inspection Stations and multi-process welders.

Why Choose MACC?
• Multiple welding processes, skills and certifications
• MACC includes welding fabrication & introduction to pipe welding
• Hands-on instruction and practice
• Employer connected program
• Fees include books, tools, four certification tests and career services!

Where Can I Work?
• All types of industrial manufacturing
• Construction structural welding
• Transportation Welding (automotive, marine, railroad, etc.)
• Preparation for further training in underwater welding, and pipe welding

WATCH: Our virtual open house of the Welding program


(630-hour program) 
Class meets M,Tu, W,Th (5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)

Students may start on the following dates:
September 5, 2023 - will complete program 6/13/24
January 29, 2024 - after a summer break, complete 1/23/25


Section Enrollment

On a space-available basis, students may enroll in program sections (not eligible for Pell Grants/Loans).   Price includes tuition, books, & lab fees. Supplies and certification exams can be ordered for additional fees.  

**Blueprint Reading, OSHA-10, & Weld Symbols
9/5/23 – 9/28/23
Tuition & Fees = $585
**Shielded Metal Arc Welding I 
10/2/23 – 11/9/23
Tuition & Fees = $909
**Shielded Metal Arc Welding II 
(SMAW I is pre-requisite)
11/13/23 – 12/19/23
Tuition & Fees = $801
**Oxyacetylene Welding, Cutting & Brazing 
1/8/24 – 1/25/24
Tuition & Fees = $401
**Gas Metal Arc Welding
1/29/24 – 3/7/24
Tuition & Fees = $899
**Flux-Cored Arc Welding
3/11/24 – 4/11/24
Tuition & Fees = $581
**Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
4/15/24 – 5/23/24
Tuition & Fees = $909
**Introduction to Pipe Welding
(Prerequisites: SMAW I, II, Blueprint Reading, GMAW and GTAW or previous 630-hr program graduate.)   
5/28/24 – 6/13/24
Tuition & Fees = $491


630-hour program
Program Total$7,324

*Fees include tools/supplies, books, lab fees, certification fees (4 welding tests), and career advising services.

Articulation Agreements

Lorain County Community College
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Dalas Roberts
Dalas Roberts
Welding Instructor
Certified OSHA Instructor
NCCER Certified
Mike Wagner
Mike Wagner
Welding Instructor
ANSI Certified
AWS Certified
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