Welding Schools in Cleveland, Ohio

If you live in the Cleveland area, you know the prospect for a great paying job is limited unless you are willing to commit at least four years and tens of thousands of dollars for a degree. Welding is the exception. There is a nice selection of schools around Cleveland that can prepare you for a Welding career. Here are a few:

List of Welding Programs in Cleveland, OH

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The career-focused programs at WyoTech can give you the hands-on training you need to succeed. Program areas includemechanics, technician training, and technology.

Programs:

  • Advanced Automotive Diagnostics
  • Automotive Technology
  • Collision/Refinishing Technology
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Locations:  Blairsville

Penn Foster offers affordable, self-paced career-focused distance education programs in fields like business, criminal justice, health services, technology, engineering, paralegal studies and more.

Programs:

  • Auto Repair Technician
  • HVACR Technician
  • Motorcycle Repair Technician
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Get the hands-on training and skills it takes to succeed with Ashworth College, a respected, worldwide leader in distance education. Study at the times and places most convenient for you.

Programs:

  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Electrician Training
  • Plumbing
  • And more…

At YTI Career Institute, we are your beacon—brightening your future outlook and lighting your path to a rewarding career. As a YTI student, you’ll enjoy five advantages:

1. Industry-modeled training in Trades and Technical, Computers, Business, Medical, Culinary Arts or Criminal Justice.

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4. Financial Aid assistance for those who qualify.

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Programs:

  • Motorsports Technology – Diploma
Locations:  York

Get a hands-on education at Lincoln Tech. Designed for today’s tough job market, our in-depth programs cover many fields including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, Automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Programs vary by campus.

Programs:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Electrical
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • And more…
Locations:  IndianapolisNashville

Stratford Career Institute can help you earn your diploma from home in as little as six months, thanks to their proven study methods.

Programs:

  • Auto Mechanics
  • Electrician

 

Vatterott College is dedicated to providing students opportunities to gain the hands-on skills necessary to achieve their educational goals.  In fields as diverse as Business, Medical, Technical, Trades, Cosmetology, Dental, Legal, Personal Fitness, and Veterinary, as well as many continuing education opportunities, the school has provided the latest training to give students the skills they need.

Programs:

  • Powersports Equipment and Small Engine Mechanic
  • Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Electrical Technology
  • And more…
Locations:  Broadview Heights

Get hands-on training with Remington College. We offer diploma and associate and bachelor’s degree programs in business, criminal justice, culinary arts, health care, and cosmetology at our campuses in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas — plus some courses are offered online.

Programs:

  • Professional Diploma in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Locations:  Cleveland

    Ohio Technical School
    Lincoln Electric Welding School
    Cuyahoga Community College
    Polaris Career Center
    Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
    Max S. Hayes Vocational High School

Cleveland is fortunate to be home to Lincoln Electric who has partnered with many of the schools listed above and offer their own. Lincoln Electric provides access to state of the art welding equipment and lab facilities.

Requirements & Eligibility

Individual schools will have their own requirements, but as a rule the minimum requirement is to have completed the 10th grade of high school. It is preferable to have graduated high school or hold a GED. It is best to contact your school of choice to see what their specific requirements are.

Application Process & Costs

The application process is very simple. Each school will have their own application and application costs. Most also offer the ability to enroll online. It is recommended that you visit the facility before you apply. Talk to the Admissions Officer about your desires. Take a tour of the welding lab area. Each school has its own strengths so see which meshes with your personal requirements.

Costs can vary greatly, as some facilities are trade schools offering a certificate of completion while others are colleges awarding an Associate’s degree in Welding Engineering or Industrial Welding.

Online Programs

If the ability to complete courses on-line is a priority for you, check to make sure they are offered. The number of possible on-line courses will be limited, due to the hands-on nature of welding. But subjects such as blue-print reading, lab safety and mathematics are commonly presented as on-line options.

Maintaining Certification/License & Renewal

When your training is complete, you must become certified. This means completing a test where you have produced welds meeting pre-determined standards. There are very many different certifications available, and you do not need to test in every area.

Tests run in the $200 range. Once you pass, you can elect to be listed on the ASWs Certified Welder Registry (for an addition small fee).

When you are employed (or prior to getting the job), you should take the certification test that relates to that type of welding. Be sure to take it through an accredited testing facility. Once certified, every six months you will have to submit proof of continued welding work to remain certified. If you are self-employed, providing proof of continued work is a little more cumbersome so be sure to check with the American Society of Welders first.

Salary & Job Prospects

Salary expectations for a welder in the Cleveland area are comparable to the National average. According to Indeed.com in 2010 a welder was earning $36,000. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median wage for a welder right out of school was $36,300. After your training, welding jobs are found in many areas. Pipefitting, Building Construction, Aeronautics, and many types of manufacturing all require welders. After a few years in the field and having obtained additional certifications, you can expect increases in your salary.

After gaining a few years experience, many choose to go into business for themselves. This offers flexibility and the ability to be your own boss. The options available once you get your training and certifications are limitless.

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