Welding Technologies

Numerous high-paying jobs are available in St. Joseph County for workers with proven work habits, skills and a basic knowledge of welding. 

This class will teach you the employability skills you need to be successful on the job as well as MIG, TIG, and stick welding on industry-recognized equipment.  Project set-up, estimating, plasma cutting and more are also part of the training you will receive.

The welding classes at Glen Oaks Community College and Constantine High School will make field trips to trade shows and local manufacturing facilities.


Alyse Bannister (@ Glen Oaks Community College)
(269) 294-4214

Vacant (@ Constantine High School)
(269) 435-8920

Learn How To:

  • Basic MIG, TIG and Stick
  • Blue print reading
  • Metallurgy – science of metal
  • Basic welder math
  • MIG all positions/aluminum
  • Discontinuities & defects of weld
  • Thermal cutting
  • Welding procedures and code work

Career Opportunities:

  • MIG/TIG/Stick Welders
  • Robotic Welder
  • Structural Welder
  • Welding Fabrication
  • Underwater Welder
  • Pipeline Welder/Pipefitter
  • Certified Welding Inspector
  • Rigwelder
  • Boilermaker

Course Syllabus:

  • To be provided

High School Credit Opportunities:

  • Final-year Math
  • 2nd Science
  • 2nd World Languages
  • Online Learning Experience
  • Visual, Performing & Applied Arts

​​​College Credit Opportunities:

  • WELD 105 Basics of Welding (0.5)
  • WELD 110 Oxyacetylene Welding (2)
  • WELD 115 Cutting Processes (1)
  • WELD 125 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (4)
  • WELD 130 Advanced Stick Welding (6)

Certifications Possible:

  • American Welding Society SENSE