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Welding has become very complex and very technical. The welding program at COSSA will provide you with the information and training to step directly into employment.

In almost everyone's lifetime we are faced with situations where the knowledge of joining metals is necessary. This program will prepare you for the most basic welding processes to join such metals as carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel.

Welding is a three year program that will prepare you for many types of employment related to welding, engineering, quality control, manufacturing technician and many other industries.

Welding internships are available.

Upon completion of Level III and passing the American Welding Society certification exam, students may earn their AWS certification.

College Credits

Welding I & II articulates to:

WELD 159 - Intro to Arc Welding

WELD 131 - Welding Practice I

for a total of 14 college credits through Idaho State University. Students must meet certain requirements, including earning a "B" in each high school class, to be eligible for college credit.


Brandon Patrick ( Notus ) SkillUSA

Gold medal winner for Idaho in

Structual Welding. 2017

Darby Culver, Carson Penninton ( Parma ) Isaiah Haskell ( Notus ), Bronze medal winning team in SkillsUSA Fabrication contest. (2017)

Shelby Cloward

My background is in Ag equipment production and repair while working as a welder and foreman. I have only been welding professionally for a short time in comparison to some but have been developing my skill in welding since I was 14. I hope to bring a fresh approach to the classroom and instill in my students a desire to excel in industry and prepare them for placement in the workforce. 

  • Students are supplied with their first pair of safety glasses and welding gloves.

  • Replacements must be purchased by the student.

  • Oxy-fuel welding & cutting

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

  • Basic Measuring

  • Working with layout tools

  • Soldering

  • Plasma cutting

  • CNC Plasma cutting

  • Pipe welding

Welding Capabilities
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