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Welding Certificate

The certificate degree in Welding Technology is a one year program that prepares graduates to enter the field of welding with basic welding skills. A graduate with this degree should have a good foundation in welding and be able to advance to the upper pay level grades with additional training as compared to untrained persons. The program prepares the graduate in the selection of the right equipment; selection of filler metals; pre, intermediate and post heat treatment of welded metals; and proper weld techniques. The focus is on advanced work in “Stick” and “MIG” techniques and an introduction to “TIG” and “Flux Core” welding. The program stresses industry-wide safety procedures and the ability to read, understand and utilize weld symbols in welding practice. The student is presented with a general knowledge of many fields in welding thus allowing them to choose an area(s) to specialize in if they desire to do so. Lastly, the Welding Technology program provides the student with a foundation which will enable them to enter into areas of the construction, engineering, manufacturing, heavy equipment repair, and plant maintenance and/or weld engineering if they should decide to continue their education.


First Semester    
MATH 115 Applied Technical Math (GEC 2) 3
WLDT 111 Basic Oxyfuel Plasma And Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging 3
WLDT 121 Basic SMAW 3
WLDT 131 Basic GMAW 3
WLDT 161 Weld Symbols & Detail Drawings 3
  Semester Total 15
Second Semester  
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
WLDT 223 Advanced SMAW 3
WLDT 133 Advanced GMAW 3
WLDT 141 Basic GTAW 3
WLDT 151 Basic FCAW 3
  Semester Total 15