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Welding Schools in New Jersey with Program Overviews

Dec 11, 2018

New Jersey state has three schools that offer welding programs. Get some information about these programs and some quick facts for two of these schools to make an informed education decision.

New Jersey Welding Programs

Welding programs in New Jersey are typically offered at technical high schools and provide training for both high school and adult students. Many programs result in diplomas or certificates. Hands-on exercises in various welding methods support classroom instruction. Some programs can prepare graduates to pursue professional certification in the field.

Details about two New Jersey technical schools are profiled in the article below. Get information about coursework and program duration. Helpful facts about each school are presented in the table.

  • HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences, located in downtown Paterson, NJ, offers a welding diploma program.
  • Ocean County Vocational Technical School offers a specialized welding program through its construction trades program. The school is located in Toms River, in the southern part of the state.

Comparison of Schools

Considering all facts about a school is helpful in making a decision about which welding program to choose. Below find statistical information about each school in areas of tuition, student population, acceptance rates and more.

HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences Ocean County Vocational Technical School
School Type Less than 2-year, private for-profit Less than 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 190* 361*
Campus Setting Large suburb Large suburb
Welding Program Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $13,170* N/A
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016) 100%* 56%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) 100% (open admissions)* 100% (open admissions)*
Retention Rate (2017) 77%* 43%*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (2014) 90%* 69%*

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences

HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences is the trade branch of Eastwick College. Here, programs can be found in electrician training, plumbing, building maintenance superintending and manufacturing technology.

Welding Diploma Program

Hands-on training in this welding method is emphasized in the school's on-site welding shop. This program generally takes about one year or less to complete.

Ocean County Vocational Technical School

Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) offers programs for junior and senior high school students and high school graduates. OCVTS is a public school and enrolls nearly 400 students every year.

Welding Program

This 2-year, 900-hour welding program introduces students to welding cutting processes, including oxy-fuel gas and plasma arc cutting. Students also study gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, shielded metal arc, and flux cored arc welding processes. The program emphasizes hands-on learning. Successful graduates are eligible for American Welding Society certification.

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