Sinclair began its spring term on Monday, January 6, 2020 offering welding and fabrication courses for the first time in twenty years in a newly equipped welding lab located on Eaker Street. The new lab has 12 state-of-the-art booths with equipment that will teach students basics in welding and fabrication, including MIG (metal inert gas), TIG (tungsten inert gas) and shielded metal arc processes, as well as oxy-fuel cutting and metal forming.
More than 30 students are already enrolled in the program. Many of the students who take welding classes at the lab will also take advantage of apprenticeship or internship opportunities through Sinclair. Sinclair serves numerous manufacturing employers throughout the Dayton region, who need welding skills in their employees.
For more information about the welding courses and program available at Sinclair Community College contact -
Keith A. Bernheisel, M.S.Ed.
Computer Aided Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering Technology
Building 3, Room 134G
Sinclair Community College
444 West Third Street
Dayton, OH 45402
The courses are held in the new Welding lab located in the Precision Machine lab at 35 Eaker Street, downtown Dayton Ohio. The new facility is employing 12 state-of-the-art booths with combo welding equipment, allows us to expose students to all different types of welding.
The course has no pre-requisites and is open to all Sinclair actively enrolled students.
Due to the nature of welding we are looking to put an age requirement of 18 or 16/17 with parent/guardian signature required and department approval.
This certificate in welding and metal joining contains in-depth hands-on labs which will include MIG, TIG, Stick (ARC), and Ox-acetylene use along with other types of metal joining options and instruction to include sheet metal layout, shearing, bending, riveting, brazing and spot welding. Welding safety, personal protection equipment, and special welding tools will be taught in-depth and used by the students within the lab setting. The other courses within the certificate offer an introduction to the manufacturing processes used in the tooling, machining, the welding industry, a focus on blueprint reading, design using AutoCAD, various measurement techniques and the mathematics necessary to solve applications in welding and manufacturing technology.
There is a tremendous need for welding in the region. Over 160 companies are currently looking to hire over 500 people with welding skills for Tool Makers, Die Repair, Mold Repair, General Welding and Repair, and Fabricators. Companies are in the industries of Machine repair, Die and Mold repair, Fabricators, Tool Die shops, general repair shops, and more.
Sinclair is on the move, and at the community's request we have invested in and delivered many new workforce-aligned programs of study. We're especially thrilled to announce our new welding courses this term. At a time, when we are talking about increasing the pipeline of skilled workers, Sinclair is at the forefront, meeting this very need.
We work with local governments to make sure we understand what the needs of the community are and one thing that we heard emphatically clear were the need for more technicians that trained and have skills in welding.