Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center


As a Welding program student, you will use advanced fabrication equipment and welding techniques to build, assemble, and repair metal components. Students also learn to read blueprints to meet critical design specifications. Our welding course provides you with the opportunity to develop the confidence, work ethic, and team cooperation necessary for a career in fabrication.

Hands-On Training

  • Safety
  • Weld symbol interpretation
  • Gas metal arc welding
  • Gas tungsten arc welding
  • Manual plasma arc cutting
  • Welding and drawing
  • Shielded metal arc welding
  • Flux cored arc welding
  • Oxyfuel gas cutting
  • Visual examination, inspection, and testing


  • American Welding Society SMAW: 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G
  • American Welding Society GMAW: 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G
  • American Welding Society FCAW: 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G
  • S/P2 Welding Safety
  • OSHA 10-Hour Manufacturing

Students may receive up to four welding certifications while still enrolled in high school. There are various levels for all certificates.

PA SOAR Program

To qualify for free SOAR credits offered at participating colleges:

  1. Students must be enrolled in an approved Program of Study (POS) in the PDE SOAR program.
  2. Students must prepare for both college and a career by taking college prep academics, for example: College Prep English or Algebra II by their junior year of high school.
  3. Students must achieve a 2.5 GPA in the CTE program.
  4. Students must score competent or advanced on the end-of-CTE-program test, called the NOCTI, which is taken during the spring semester of their senior year of high school.
  5. Students must complete the SOAR statewide articulation competency list for their Program of Study.

For more information about this program, visit CollegeTransfer.Net.