Quality work is never an accident!
Students work alongside welding and metal fabrication experts to learn welding metal fabrication at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center’s welding school.
Professional welders can work in a variety of industries and sectors, making a career in welding metal fabrication exciting and versatile. In fact, the National Association of Manufacturers estimates that by 2020, an additional 14 million welders will be needed in the industry. And finding a reputable welding school like the one at CKTC gives students an edge in the job market.
Even with that growing demand, however, 81 percent of employers say they struggle to find qualified welding metal fabrication workers. The strongest candidates are those who understand the technology used, and can read blueprints and adhere to proper safety procedures. Welding salaries in Oklahoma vary significantly, but welders who possess those essential skills can differentiate themselves from other candidates and earn a higher salary.
Welding School and Metal Fabrication Classes
In each program, students learn advanced welding techniques on industry-standard welding and metal fabrication equipment to prepare for the Oklahoma state welding certifications and a career in welding and metal fabrication.
Learn Welding and Metal Fabrication Today
More than 50 percent of products manufactured in the United States require some sort of welding, so the demand for welders isn’t going away anytime soon. Our welding school and metal fabrication program at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center can help you get started in a long-lasting and satisfying career as a welder. Contact us online or call us at 405-643-5511 today!
If you’re looking for a long-term career that can span a number of industries, welding metal fabrication might be an option for you. There are multiple opportunities for advancement in welding and metal fabrication, and jobs opening up all over the country. Learn the skills you need to begin a career in this highly in-demand field at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center.
Students in CKTC’s welding school and metal fabrication classes may earn the Oklahoma State Welding Certification and may receive certifications from WorkKeys and National Center for Construction Education & Research.
Industrial Fabrication Technology
Combination Welder (NCCER Aligned)
In-District High School Students – TUITION-FREE
In-District Adult Students – $2.50 per credit hour + supplies
Out-of-District Adult Students – $5 per credit hour + supplies
Classes are Monday through Friday from August to May.
8:20am – 11:20am
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Welding classes are rigorous and require a number of safety measures. The following are considerations prospective students should keep in mind about the welding and metal fabrication program:
- Reading, writing and math skills of at least 9th-grade level
- Pass safety test
- Safety awareness for self and others
- Measurement, decimals, fractions
- Must be able to work in small, enclosed places and/or several feet above ground
- Will be working with various machines
- Must wear safety glasses
- Noise level – loud
- Will be working in extreme temperatures (hot and cold)
- Must wear a welding helmet
- Must wear cotton pants, long-sleeved shirts, steel toed boots and gloves
- No polyester or polyester blend