Welding uses heat and, sometimes, filler metal, to permanently join or to cut metal parts and to fill holes and fix seams in metal products. Welders use their skills to build or rebuild bridges, highways, buildings, and other structures, as well as ships, airplanes, and cars. If it’s made of metal, welding probably played a part in it.
For a hands-on career like welding, you need a hands-on training program. At MCC, you’ll develop your welding technology skills in both gas and electric arc welding processes. Learn how to use advanced welding machines and techniques in MCC’s labs, which are outfitted with state-of-the-art industrial welding equipment.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Welding (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
Welders are in demand in a wide range of industries. Our welding technology program will help you build the skills you need for jobs in government, the military, skilled trades, construction, education, inspection, manufacturing, fabrication and repair, technical sales, and research.
Successful completion of the Welding program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
- Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|WLD106AA||Arc Welding, or permission of instructor||Gateway course||0–5|
|(Arc Welding 6010 3G-4G) or Arc Welding 7018 3G-4G or Arc Welding 7018 3G-4G or GMAW and GTAW Welding or Advanced GMAW and FCAW Welding or Advanced GTAW Non-Ferrous Welding or Advanced GTAW Ferrous Welding or Advanced Arc Welding - 3G Certification or Advanced GTAW Ferrous Welding||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in WLD106AA or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in WLD106AA or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in WLD106AA or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in WLD106AA or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in WLD206AA or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in WLD206AA or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in WLD206AA or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in WLD106++ or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in WLD206AA or permission of Instructor.||Students must select one - two (1-2) courses for a total of 5-10 credits from WLD106, WLD206 or WLD208||5–10|
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Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.
View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Welding (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=132997).