This program provides additional workplace skills to students who have already been trained in the fundamentals of welding. Students will gain familiarity with additional workplace safety, programing of welding robots, metallurgy, fabrication, and some nondestructive testing techniques. 


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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Completion of Introductory Welding certificate or equivalent industry certifications.
  • “C” or better in ISET-1101 Welding Blue Print Reading, ISET-2100 Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG), ISET-2110 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG), ISET-2120 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (STICK) or equivalent experience.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Use effective interpersonal, communication, and professional skills to work with welding, production, engineering, and quality control teams.
  2. Comply with industry safety guidelines.
  3. Train operators, troubleshoot equipment, and analyze root causes and identify corrective actions of weld issues.
  4. Work with production and engineering teams to develop equipment and processes for production needs, and customer expectations.
  5. Use practical knowledge/experience of fabricating, blue print reading, and welding skills to complete most welding projects.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HLTH-1230 Standard First Aid and Personal Safety 1
ISET-2131 Oxyfuel Processes/Plasma Processes 4
MET-1300 Engineering Materials and Metallurgy 3
COMM-1000 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication 3
 Credit Hours11
Second Semester
ISET-2140 Non-Destructive Testing 3
ISET-2151 Robotic Welding 4
ISET-2160 Structural Fabrication 4
 Credit Hours11
 Total Credit Hours22

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.