Certificate in Welding

Successful completion of this certificate provides students with entry-level skills and knowledge for the welding industry today. The foundation of knowledge and skills learned will enable students to quickly adapt to employer’s needs or obtain certifications in whatever welding procedure needed. Knowledge base will include Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Tungsten Gas Arc Welding (TGAW), Oxy Acetylene Welding and Cutting (OAW, OAC) and allied processes.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Provide leadership in creating and maintaining a safe working environment
  • Select tools, equipment and materials based on characteristics and properties for necessary welding procedures
  • Demonstrate proficiency in various welding processes (oxy-acetylene, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, flux cored arc, gas tungsten, etc.) to assure adequate weld integrity and appearance
  • Interpret blueprint welding symbols to fabricate components
  • Apply basic math skills and geometry to correctly identify and solve welding problems

Class Requirements


WELD 111        Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (4)

WELD 112        Shielded Metal Arc Welding II (4)

WELD 115        Oxyacet Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes (3)

WELD 121        Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I (4)

WELD 122        Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II (4)

WELD 131        Gas Metal and Flux Cored Welding I (4)

WELD 132        Gas Metal and Flux Cored Welding II (4)

WELD 141        Introduction to Metallurgy (2)

WELD 211        Shielded Metal Arc Welding III (4)

WELD 221        Gas Tungsten Arc and Gas Metal Arc

Welding III (3)

WELD 261        Pipe Fabrication (3)



FACT 113         Basic Blueprint Reading (2)

NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.