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  • Alert:

    MTEC is accepting applications for the Adult HVAC Daytime program beginning in August.  Please contact Lezlie Lough at llough@k12.wv.us for application information. Applications will be accepted through July 31.

  • Alert:

    Students or Parents who need to reach a Counselor at MTEC may do so by emailing Lezlie Lough at llough@k12.wv.us and/or Angela Copeland at arcopeland@k12.wv.us.  Counselors are available from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.  (We miss our students and hope you are well.)

    Here is a resource for dealing with stress during these times: https://www.stressedteens.com/covid-19-tool-kit

  • Alert:

    MTEC's LPN, Surgical Technology, and Medical Assistant Adult Health Occupation's programs are accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year.  Please email Janice Collins, Health Occupation's Coordinator at jmcollins@k12.wv.us if you have any questions.  The Health Occupation application can be found under the Adult Students tab.  The Health Occupation application deadline has been extended until June 1, 2020. 

    Due to COVID-19, applicants for the adult Health Occupation's programs will NOT be required to complete preadmission testing (TABE and TEAS) for the 20-21 school year.  All other program application requirements must be submitted on or before the June 1, 2020 deadline.

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Welding (900 Clock-Hour Certificate)

Welding is a 900-hour program training in the areas of shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, gas tungsten, thermal cutting including CNC plasma as well as blueprint reading, metallurgy, fabrications, welding symbols and shop-related equipment. The welding program involves learning safe working habits, terminologies, basic and advanced welding in all positions and various metal cutting processes.  Welding is now certified through NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research).

Certifications can be attained through the American Welding Society on Plate and Pipe in addition to bend testing for SMAW and GMAW for bridge/critical structure welding.

Class work will consist of approximately 15 – 20% theory and the remainder will be hands-0n shop production.

Good vision, basic math knowledge, ability to lift 50 pounds, good eye-hand coordination and able to take orders are essential.

In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in: 

  • SkillsUSA Club (America’s largest student co-curricular organization)—attending and participating in business-style meetings and competing in skill-related contests.
  • Students also have the opportunity to join in with other students to raise funds for their various activities.  Past events included Longaberger Basket Bingo, Buckwheat Festival, serving concessions at WVU functions.

Major Units of Study


Joint Design


Basic measuring

Welding symbols

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

MIG welding

TIG welding

Oxygen-Acetylene cutting and welding

Equipment/Tools Used

Pedestal Grinder

Hand Grinder

Clipping Hammer

Wire Brush

CNC Plasma Cutter

Plasma Arc Cutter

Abrasive Saw

Hydraulic Shear

Drill Press


Gas & Electric Powered Welders

Measuring Tools

General Hand Tools

Clothing Required

Monongalia County School Policy/MTEC safety

Work boots

Long sleeve work shirt

Coveralls or Work clothes


Leather gloves

Leather sleeves or Jacket

Safety glasses


If you have the following interests, then this program may be for you: 

  • I like mechanical things and working with my hands
  • I like to work on my own without people watching me
  • I think using computers to control heavy equipment would be interesting
  • I like the challenge of high production work
  • I like to do things that require accuracy and concentration
  • I take pride in seeing the final results of my work
  • I would like using heavy machines to do very detailed work
  • I would like to learn about the physical properties of metal things like:
    • How they are made
    • How they react to heat and pressure
    • What makes them hard or soft
    • I like to work by myself
    • I like working inside
    • I would like to earn good wages
    • I desire a position with low unemployment


If you have the following skills, then this program may be for you: 

  • I can communicate with others and be understood
  • I can spend a lot of time on my feet
  • I work with minimal guidance
  • I can lift up to fifty pounds
  • I can hear and see well
  • I can work well under stress
  • I can work closely with a team
  • I can use patience, courtesy and tact as needed
  • I recognize my own limitations as to my abilities and training
  • I have a positive attitude
  • I work well at my own pace
  • I can read technical material and follow detailed diagrams
  • I think in a very logical way