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Welding Technology Certificate
(Two Semesters, One-Year Program)

Purpose Statement

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level welding occupations and provide additional welding skills. Students will learn basic and advanced techniques in oxyacetylene, gas metal arc, shielded metal arc, and gas tungsten arc welding processes. They will use basic math skills to assist them in building and repairing. Brazing, oxyacetylene cutting and blueprint reading are part of the program. Some occupations are combination welder, gas and arc welder, welder/fitter, layout/welder, and fabricator. Graduates will be able to work in shipyards, fabrication shops and the construction industry.

Program of Study
Course Subject Course Title Credit Hours
First Semester
WLDG 1323 Welding Safety, Tools, and Equipment 3
WLDG 1327 Welding Codes and Standards 3
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 2443 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
Total Hours: 14
Second Semester
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) Welding 4
WLDG 1437 Introduction to Welding Metallurgy 4
WLDG 2406 Intermediate Pipe Welding 4
WLDG 2413 Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes 4
Total Hours: 16
Grand Total: 30

View course descriptions here: Course Catalog