Skip to main content
Skip menu links

Panhandle State Offering Welding Certification Program

Released by Panhandle State Campus Communications on 04/18/2017 Panhandle State is now offering a Welding Certification Program. —Photo by Dustyn MurpheyPanhandle State is now offering a Welding Certification Program. —Photo by Dustyn Murphey

Goodwell, Okla. — Oklahoma Panhandle State University is excited to begin a new step in the Industrial Technology Program with a Welding Certification Program. This program allows for a standardized curriculum and assessment with readily available credentials for construction and maintenance. The program will be accredited via the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

The four level curriculum is broken down into modules and students can certify after each module in each level. Students must score a 70% or higher to receive certification in written and performance exams. Written exams may be taken online. Classes will meet once a week and the program can be completed in two years.

The program will prepare students to take the state certification exam. Additionally, it combines well with the Associates in Applied Science with a Metal Technology option. In addition to the above certification, Panhandle State is seeking approval for an embedded certificate in welding technology from the Oklahoma State Regents. Approximately $23,000 of equipment has been purchased for the program.

The program is sponsored by Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGC).

Program classes include: Welding Safety, Oxyfuel Cutting, Plasma Arc Cutting, Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging, Base Metal Preparation, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Joint Fit-up and Alignment, Welding Symbols, Reading Welding Detail Drawings, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Flux Core Arc Welding, Weld Quality, Physical Characteristics and Mechanical Properties of Metal, Preheating and Postheating of Metals, and Soldering and Brazing.

For more information, contact the Panhandle State Industrial Technology Department at 580.349.1448.


We Are Panhandle We Are Panhandle!

Image Rotator

Panhandle Alumni JD Yates Comes Back to Goodwell

Panhandle State Alumni JD Yates hosted a team roping clinic on campus February 8th and 9th. —Photo by Taylor Jacobson

Image Rotator

Thriving Panhandle Alumni Talks About Inspiring Lifestyle

2011 graduate Jordan Muncy Taton recently was a wrangler and riding double for the western movie Hostiles. —Courtesy photo

Image Rotator

Aggie Equestrians Score Well at Texas Tech Show

The Panhandle State Equestrian Team shows off their collection of ribbons won at the Texas Tech Western Show Feb. 3-4. - Courtesy photo

Image Rotator

Alumni Spotlight: Saul Jimenez

Saul Jimenez —Courtesy photo

Image Rotator

Students Selected for Honor Band

Left to right: Luis Morales, Maxine Henderson, Kacie Johnson, Carlie Murley, and Dr. Traficante —Courtesy photo

Image Rotator

Seven Aggie Athletes Named to SAC All-Academic Teams

Image Rotator

Gordon Named Outstanding New Agronomist

Josh Gordon (right) received the Outstanding New Agronomist award among Crop Specialists at Servi-Tech where he is currently employed. —Courtesy photo

Image Rotator

Staff Association Making a Difference

The Panhandle State Staff Association: (left to right) Rene Ramon, Karina Jauregui, Raelee Olson, Abby Rice, Nikki Stork, Calandra Rose, Rantz Trayler, Tammy Clark, Amber Fesmire, and Bonnie Maille. Not pictured: Emma Montoya.

Image Rotator

PTCI Partnership

PTCI is an outstanding local partner with Panhandle State.

Image Rotator

Rodeo Alumni Continue Winning Tradition

Shade Etbauer won the 2017 Resistol Rookie of the Year in the saddle bronc riding. The Goodwell native won $41,725 his first year as a cardholder, almost $12,000 more than the rest of the field of rookies. —Photo by Shelbie Weeder

Image Rotator

Clement Named to 2017 All-OSN Volleyball Team