ONTARIO SCHOOL DISTRICT

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TVCC Welding Certificate Program

In partnership with Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC), Ontario High School (OHS) will be participating in the pilot of a new Welding Program which will provide selected high school students the opportunity to take college level welding courses at TVCC as part of their high school schedule. The program will take students two years to complete but in doing so, students will be able to graduate high school with a Career Pathways Certificate in welding and may have the opportunity to complete additional certifications while in the program. OHS will cover the cost of the program but students will be required to pay a nominal fee to cover the cost of gloves, goggles and welding jacket.

This program is college level work and therefore has higher expectations than many students are accustomed to. In order to produce the quality of work required to pass, students must not miss class and must be ready to practice their skills outside of class whenever possible. 

Benefits of Participation in Welding Program

  1.  Students who complete the program will earn an entry level welding certification when they graduate high school
  2. Students may earn a NCRC and Forklift certification as part of their training.
  3. Students will earn 19 CTE credits at TVCC free of charge completing the following TVCC classes:

    • Welding 104, 150, 103, 120 and AET 212.

 Prerequisites for the Welding Program

  1. Have completed at least Intro to Ag Shop and Adv Ag Shop. Mr. Watkins will recommend students participating in these classes for the welding program.
  2. Students must be on track towards graduation. If in the course of the Welding Program a student fails and is no longer on track, they may be required to leave the Welding Program.
  3. Students will pay a fee to covers googles, gloves and welding jacket.
  4. Students will be required sign and submit the Welding Program contract which describes the expectations of the program. The contract covers attendance, behaviors and academics.