Welding Classes in Ohio (Top Schools)

As welding is a promising career, you may want to look into training schools for it.

In Ohio, there are 70 welding schools for anyone who wants to pursue this profession.

Starting Your Welding Career in Ohio

There are some things you need to learn before becoming a welder:

  • Get information on what welding entails.
    • You can research and read articles about it but also ask for tips from friends who work in this industry.
  • Make sure you fit the requirements needed for a welder.
    • You need to be physically strong, but also meticulous and detail-oriented.
    • Furthermore, a welder should be able to work without supervision. 
  • Check to see which are the best training courses.
    • In this article, we have brought you a list of the top schools in Ohio.
  • Get accredited.
    • With a certification, you will be able to start your career right away.
    • Keep in mind you will have to pass some tests before receiving your certificate. 
    • The certificate you receive needs to be renewed every 6 months. 

Best Training Schools in Ohio 

There are many training options in Ohio, and you can get enrolled in schools, colleges, or career centers.

The training places on the list are accepted by the American Welding Association.

Schools in Cincinnati

When it comes to schools, the best choices are Cincinnati Job Corp Center, Diamond Oaks CDC, and Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus.

Let’s have a look at each and see what they offer.

Cincinnati Job Corp Center

The school belongs to the national Job Corps and offers free classes as well as vocational training. 

It also provides experience with its in work-based learning and green jobs programs, after your training is finished. 

Here you can find courses like:

  • Automotive and Machine Repair (Maintenance & Light Repair)
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Carpentry
  • Welding
  • Hospitality (Culinary Arts)
  • Finance & Business (Office Administration)

Check out the official site in order to learn more.

Diamond Oaks CDC

This school is accepted by the American Welding Society and provides certification for:

  • Inspectors
  • Fabricators
  • Welding Engineers
  • Radiographic Interpreters
  • Educators
  • Supervisors

Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus

Here you can get certified in 45 weeks, and benefit from Financial Aid.

Some of the skills taught at this school include blueprint reading, visual inspection, brazing, and mechanical drawing.

Schools in Cleveland

Lincoln Electric Welding School and Mas S. Hayes Vocational High School are the 2 training schools in this city.

Lincoln Technical Institute

The school offers several programs, and welding is a part of the Skilled Trades Programs.

You can also attend courses like:

  • HVAC
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • CNC Machining & Manufacturing

Go on the official site to find out more info.

Mas S. Hayes Vocational High School

This school not only provides training in welding but also in construction, diesel mechanics and more.

10th-grade students are also accepted here, and they can benefit from internships and practical work experience.

Some welding classes you can find here include Gas Metal Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and Flux Cored Arc Welding.

Schools in Columbus

The best welding school is Columbus State Community College, which offers an Associate’s Degree in Welding.

Some of the available programs are:

  • Pipe & Plate TIG Welder Certificate (Intermediate)
  • Intermediate Pipe I & 2 Welding Certificates (provided separately)
  • Intermediate Welder Certificate

List of schools in Ohio

Ohio has many welding schools, and while above we presented the most famous, below we listed all of them.

71 Welding Schools in Ohio

School NameAddress
Akron Public Schools65 Steiner Ave, Akron, OH 44301-1392 United States
Alliance High School400 Glamorgan St, Alliance, OH 44601 United States
Apollo Career High School3325 Shawnee Rd, Lima, OH 45806 United States
Ashland County-West HolmesCareer Center, 1783 State Rte 60, Ashland, OH 44805 United States
Atech High School1565 Route 67, Jefferson, OH 44047 United States
Auburn Career Center8140 Auburn Road, Concord Township OH, Concord, OH 44077 United States
Buckeye Career Center545 University Dr, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 United States
Buckeye Hills Career CenterP.O. Box 157, Rio Grande, OH 45674 United States
Canton South High School600 Faircrest St, Canton, OH 44707 United States
CCCTC – Adult Education9364 State Rt 45, Lisbon, OH 44432 United States
CCCTC – High School9364 State Rt 45, Lisbon, OH 44432 United States
Cincinnati Job Corp Center1409 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45214 United States
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College10030 West Rd, Harrison, OH 45030 United States
Collins Career Center11627 State Rd. 234, Chesapeake, OH 45619 United States
Columbus State Community College550 East Spring Street, Columbus, OH 43215 United States
Coshocton County Career Center23640 Airport Rd, Coshocton, OH 43812 United States
Delaware Area Career Center1610 SR 521, Delaware, OH 43015 United States
Diamond Oaks CDC6375 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45247 United States
Eastern Gateway Community College4000 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952 United States
Eastland Career Center4465 S. Hamilton Rd, Groveport, OH 43125 United States
Four County Career Center22-900 Sr 34, Archbold, OH 43502 United States
Four County Vocational School DistrictTreasurer Board of Education, 22-900 SR 34 R-1 Box 245A, Archbold, OH 43502 United States
Gallia Jackson Vinton JVSP.O. Box 157, Rio Grande, OH 45674 United States
Great Oaks Career Development – Laurel Campus300 Oak Dr, Wilmington, OH 45177 United States
Greene County Career Center2960 W Enon Rd, Xenia, OH 45385 United States
Jefferson County Joint Vocational School1509 County Road 22A, Bloomingdale, OH 43910 United States
Kent State University314 Mahoning Ave NW, Warren, OH 44483 United States
Lincoln Electric Welding School22801 Saint Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44117 United States
Live Oaks JVHS5936 Buckwheat Rd, Milford, OH 45150 United States
Logan High School14470 State Route 328, Logan, OH 43138 United States
Lorain City Schools2350 Pole Ave, Lorain, OH 44053 United States
Madison Comprehensive High School600 Esley Lane, Mansfield, OH 44905 United States
Max S. Hayes Vocational High School4600 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102 United States
Medina County Joint Vocational SchoolATTN: Treasurer, 1101 W Liberty St, Medina, OH 44256 United States
Meigs High School42091 Charles Chancey Dr, Pomeroy, OH 45769 United States
Miami Valley Career Tech Center6800 Hoke Rd, Clayton, OH 45315 United States
Mid-East Ohio Vocational School District400 Richards Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701 United States
Millstream Career & Tech1200 Broad Ave, Findlay, OH 45840 United States
Morrison R Waite High School Welding,301 Morrison St, Toledo, OH 43605 United States
North Central State CollegeP.O. Box 6982441, Kenwood Circle, Mansfield, OH 44901 United States
Northern Career Institute Of Willoughby34343 Euclid Ave. Willoughby, OH 44094 United States
Northwest State Community College22600 State Route 34, Archbold, OH 43502 United States
Penta Career Center9301 Buck Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551 United States
Perry High School3737-13 St SW, Massillon, OH 44646 United States
Pioneer Tech College27 Ryan Rd, Shelby, OH 44875 United States
Polaris Career Center7285 Old Oak Blvd, Middleburg Hts, OH 44017 United States
Portage Lakes Career Center4401 Shiver Rd, Green, OH 44232 United States
Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus3254 E. Kemper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241 United States
Scioto County Joint Vocational School951 Vern Riffe Dr, Lucasville, OH 45648 United States
South-Western Career Academy4750 Big Run South Road, Grove City, OH 43123 United States
Southern Hills Joint Vocational School9193 Hammer Rd, Georgetown, OH 45121 United States
Springfield Clark JVSMary Lou Sartoris Library, 1901 Selma Rd, Springfield, OH 45505 United States
St Mary's City Schools – Tri StarW South St, St. Mary's, OH 45885 United States
Stark County Vocational School6805 Richville Dr, SW, Massillon, OH 44646 United States
Swiss Hills Career Center46601 State Route 78, Woodsfield, OH 43793 United States
Tolles Career and Technical Center7877 US Highway 42 S, Plain City, OH 43064 United States
Tri-County Vocational School15676 State Rt 691, Nelsonville, OH 45764 United States
Tri-Rivers Career Center2222 Marion Mt Gilead Rd, Marion, OH 43302 United States
Trumbull Career & Tech Center528 Educational Hwy NW, Warren, OH 44483 United States
U.S. Grant Career Center J.V.S.3046 State Rt 125, Bethel, OH 45106 United States
Upper Valley JVS Welding8811 Career Dr, Piqua, OH 45356 United States
Vanguard – Sentinel Career and Technology Center793 E. T.R. 201, Tiffin, OH 44883 United States
Vantage Vocational Career Center818 North Franklin St, Vanwert, OH 45891 United States
Vern Riffe Joint Vocational SchoolP.O. Box 577, Piketon, OH 45661 United States
Warren County Career Center3525 N State Route 48, Lebanon, OH 45036 United States
Washington County Career Center21740 State Route 676, Marietta, OH 45750 United States
Washington State Community College710 Colegate Drive, Marietta, OH 45750 United States
Wayne County Schools – Career Center518 Prospect Street, Smithville, OH 44677 United States
West Shore Vocational District14100 Franklin Blvd, Lakewood, OH 44107 United States
Whitmer Career and Tech Center5719 Clegg Dr, Toledo, OH 43623 United States
Wrayco Industries5010 Hudson Dr, Stow, OH 44224 United States

As the information might change, make sure to recheck it if needed.

Median Wage in Ohio

In Ohio, an average welder makes about $38,545 annually, a bit less than the average salary around the country which is $39,533 a year.

A top 10% Ohio welder makes $44,282 a year.

In the rest of the country, the average wage is $45,418 annually. 

Annual Salary Range:

Average Salary of Certified Welders in Ohio

City NameSalary
* Salary information last updated 2024

Regional Salary

RegionEmployedAvg. Annual SalaryAvg. Hourly PayTop 10% Annual SalaryBottom 10% Annual Salary
Akron, OH920$46,430$22.32$57,920$37,000
Canton-Massillon, OH910$45,310$21.78$54,250$37,530
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN3,160$48,430$23.28$64,580$34,520
Cleveland-Elyria, OH2,560$47,350$22.76$60,960$34,980
Columbus, OH1,800$50,280$24.17$66,470$36,700
Dayton, OH920$48,640$23.39$65,610$35,840
Lima, OH210$41,130$19.78$47,050$35,340
Mansfield, OH300$41,130$19.78$52,820$30,610
Springfield, OH270$43,770$21.04$56,270$35,820
Toledo, OH820$45,260$21.76$58,890$33,070
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA1,050$44,140$21.22$55,120$35,080
* Salary information based on the May 2022 Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, OCC 51-4121, BLS.
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.


After reading all the info, you can see there are many options for a welder in Ohio.

We hope this article shed some light into the options you have to start your career!

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