Certificate of Completion in Welding

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Applied Technology


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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Welding develops skills in oxyacetylene (gas) and electric (arc) welding with emphasis on preparing for the American Welding Society Arc certification exam.


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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Academic Plan
Welding (CER)
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Program Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program.

What You’ll Learn

This certificate will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Perform various types of welding beads on various joints in position and out of position, and analyze welding quality as it relates to inspection and quality control.
  2. Apply theory, practice, set-up and operation of all types of machines concerning tig, mig, and sub-arc welding with emphasis on tungsten inert gas and wire feed.
  3. Perform all "out of position" welding tasks in preparation for certification test, and perform American Welding Society (A.W.S.) test in vertical and overhead positions.

Program Prerequisites

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
WLD106AAIntroduction to SMAW (5) OR
Permission of instructor0-5
Students must select one - two (1-2) courses for a total of 5-10 credits from the following courses:
WLD106ABSMAW 6010 Plate5
WLD106ACSMAW 7018 Plate5
WLD106ADSMAW Introduction to Pipe5
WLD206AAIntroduction to GMAW/FCAW and GTAW5
WLD206ABAdvanced GMAW and FCAW5
WLD206ACAdvanced GTAW Non-Ferrous5
WLD206ADAdvanced GTAW Ferrous5
WLD208AASMAW Code Welding5

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Full Award Details

First Term
2019 Spring
Final Term
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Financial Aid Eligible?
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.