Welding Schools in Oklahoma | OK

Welding is a very different career choice. Sparks firing, metal attaching to itself, and the thrill of making it all work makes this an interesting path. There are many areas a welder can go into and still make a great living.

oklahoma-36Requirements and Eligibility

To be a welder in Oklahoma, you must pass a test. This test is given by certified weld test facilities. A list of these facilities can be found on the Oklahoma government’s site. Once you have passed this test, you will be given a card to show that you are certified.

List of Welding Programs in Oklahoma

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Application and Costs

The applications and costs of the different courses will vary from college to college.

One college you can take classes at is the Four M Welding School. Each instructor has 15 students apiece, and no more. It only takes four months to finish, and 95% of the graduates are hired. Depending upon what course you take, the tuition could be as little as $5,693.50 or as much as $15,673.50. There is a shop welding class (the least expensive class). A field welding class costs the same as the shop welding class. Advance shop and advanced field welding classes cost $10,573.50. Professional welding costs $15,673.50.

Another place to go is Caddo Kiowa Technology Center. They have five areas of welding to offer: career majors, cutting processes technician (180 hours), pipe welder (915 hours), structural welder (840 hours), and the new industrial fabrication technician (1260 hours). For high school students in the district, the program is free. In district adult students pay $2.50 a credit hour and supply costs. Out of district students pay $5 a credit hour and supplies. All that apply must have a WorkKeys certification, and NCCER and AWS certifications as well.

A third program to look into in Oklahoma is via Central Tech. There are six areas of welding that you can look into: combination welder, cutting processes technician, entry level welder, structural/pipe welder, welder/fitter, and welding/metal fabrication workforce. The tuition costs are $2,017/$1,905, $712/$800, $1,229.50/$1,117.50, $2,579.50/$2,467.50, $2,017/$1,905, and $585 respectively. The classes with two costs have two different times they can be taken. The hours per class are: 1050, 180, 525, 1425, 1050, and 390, respectively.

Online Programs

There are currently no online programs to learn welding. The skills needed include using tools correctly, and must be done under supervision. Welding is a difficult skill to learn, and doing it online does not cut it.

Maintaining and Renewing Your License

To renew a welding certification in Oklahoma, you must send in the $25 renewal fee. If the renewal fee is being sent late, you must send in an extra $10. However, you can only renew the certification up to a year after it has expired. After that, you must take the certification test again to renew your license. Fee must be paid to the Department of Labor.

Renewal notices are not sent out. Instead, the licenses are set to expire on the last day of your birth month. Licenses must be renewed every year.

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Salary and Jobs

Welders earn an average of $37,720 a year. In Oklahoma, the average wage a year is $38,780.

A welder can work in many different fields. Some of these include architecture, agriculture, construction, mining, boilers, tanks, natural gas distribution, and ship building. The wages vary from each job. A postal service welder can earn an average of $57,990 a year while motor vehicle welders can earn $35,140 a year.

More Welding Schools Guide in Oklahoma
Tulsa Welding SchoolTulsa(918) 587-67892545 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74104https://www.weldingschool.com/
Northeast Technology Center - PryorPryor(918) 825-70406195 OK-20, Pryor Creek, OK 74362http://www.netech.edu/
Indian Capital Technology Center - MuskogeeMuskogee(918) 687-63832403 N 41st St E, Muskogee, OK 74403http://www.ictctech.com/
Oklahoma Technical CollegeTulsa(918) 895-75004444 S Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK 74145http://oklahomatechnicalcollege.com/
Gordon Cooper Technology CenterShawnee(405) 273-74931 John C Bruton Dr, Shawnee, OK 74804http://www.gctech.edu/
Kiamichi Technology Center - DurantDurant(580) 924-70811004 OK-2, Wilburton, OK 74578http://www.ktc.edu/locations/durant.aspx
Kiamichi Technology Center - IdabelIdabel(580) 286-75553205 NE Lincoln Rd, Idabel, OK 74745http://www.ktc.edu/
Indian Capital Technology Center - SallisawSallisaw(918) 775-9119401 W Houser Ave, Sallisaw, OK 74955http://www.ictctech.com/
Caddo Kiowa Technology CenterFort Cobb(405) 643-55111415 7th St, Fort Cobb, OK 73038, United Stateshttp://www.caddokiowa.com/
Canadian Valley Technology CenterEl Reno(405) 262-26296505 Rte 66, El Reno, OK 73036http://cvtech.edu/
Indian Capital Technology Center - TahlequahTahlequah(918) 456-2594240 Vo-Tech Dr, Tahlequah, OK 74464http://www.ictctech.com/
Tri County Technology CenterBartlesville(918) 333-24226101 SE Nowata Rd, Bartlesville, OK 74006https://tricountytech.edu/
Kiamichi Technology Center - AtokaAtoka(580) 889-73211301 W Liberty Rd, Atoka, OK 74525http://www.ktc.edu/
Kiamichi Technology Center - PoteauPoteau(918) 465-23231509 S McKenna St, Poteau, OK 74953http://www.ktc.edu/
Pioneer Technology CenterPonca City(580) 762-83362101 N Ash St, Ponca City, OK 74601http://pioneertech.edu/
Autry Technology CenterEnid(580) 242-27501201 W Willow Rd, Enid, OK 73703http://autrytech.edu/
Northeast Technology Center - KansasKansas(918) 868-3535US-59, Kansas, OK 74347http://www.netech.edu/
Meridian Technology CenterStillwater(405) 377-33331312 S Sangre Rd, Stillwater, OK 74074https://www.meridiantech.edu/
Great Plains Technology CenterLawton(580) 355-63714500 SW Lee Blvd, Lawton, OK 73505http://greatplains.edu/
Francis Tuttle Technology CenterOklahoma City(405) 717-779912777 N Rockwell Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73142http://www.francistuttle.edu/
Southern Oklahoma Technology CenterArdmore(580) 223-20702610 Sam Noble Pkwy, Ardmore, OK 73401https://www.sotc.edu/
Kiamichi Technology Center - McAlesterMcAlester(918) 426-0940301 Kiamichi Dr, McAlester, OK 74501http://www.ktc.edu/
Green Country Technology CenterOkmulgee(918) 758-08401100 OK-56 Loop, Okmulgee, OK 74447http://www.gctcok.com/
Tulsa Technology Center - PeoriaTulsa(918) 828-20003850 N Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106http://tulsatech.edu/