Great Plains Technology Center

Combination Welder

Welding student using an arch welder.
Welding student using a fusing two pieces of metal together.
Welding student in a bright cap heating up metal.

Who can attend?


  High School

You will learn to:

  • Operate fire and electricity to design, dismantle and construct a wide range of metal products
  • Develop the confidence, work ethic, team cooperation, and stamina necessary for a career in fabrication
  • Utilize a wide range of welding processes to earn essential industry recognized certifications


Lawton - Main Campus
Federick - Branch Campus


This program will teach students to do quality welding for a variety of construction and manufacturing jobs using multiple structural welding techniques. Instruction will cover welding theory and safety, fabrication, layout, print reading, symbols, math, welding codes, metal characteristics/properties and oxyfuel cutting. Students will learn to perform high quality welds in accordance with welding procedure specifications used in a variety of welding occupations. They will also gain an introduction to pipe welding skills, using SMAW, FCAW and GTAW techniques.

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Structural Welder, Pipe Welder, Combo Welder, Pipefitter, Welder’s Helper, Production Welder – Approximate Pay Potential: $14-31 per hour. (O*NET source: 51-4121.00 - Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers)

Scheduling Information

Lawton Campus Frederick Campus
Class Meets: Monday - Friday
AM Session: 8:00 am-11:00am 
PM Session: 11:50am-2:50pm
1000 hours
Class Meets: Monday - Friday
AM Session: 8:00 am-11:00am 
PM Session: 12:15am-3:15pm
1000 hours 

Cost of Attendance Summary 

Secondary (High School) Students

  • Tuition: Free
  • Student Needs Fees: $275.00
  • Misc. Expenses: $550.00

Post-secondary (Adult) Students

  • Tuition: $2,500.00
  • Student Needs Fees: $275.00
  • Misc. Expenses: $550.00

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships are also available for those who qualify. (See Financial Aid)

Certification Outcomes:


  • Oklahoma Welder Certification 
  • Cutting Process Operator
  • Flux Cored Arc Welder
  • Gas Metal Arc Welder 
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welder 
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welder 

Applying for this Program

Konrad Littau instructor for Combination Welding

Konrad Littau
Combination Welder Instructor


Great Plains Technology Center
4500 SW Lee Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505

Brent Stone
Combination Welder Instructor


Great Plains Technology Center
Branch Campus
2001 E. Gladstone
Frederick, OK 73542

Lawton Campus Information

Frederick Campus Information

Programs Begins

August & January