• Program: Welding and Metal Fabrication
  • Degree: Occupational Certificate
  • Credits: Total Occupational Certificate Credits 16
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This certificate will provide the student with entry-level skills and knowledge to perform as a gas metal arc welder (GMAW) with minimum supervision in all positions in the following areas: production manufacturing, pipe/tubing, food industry, areo space, and ornamental/sculpture, on ferrous and non ferrous metals. You can obtain entry-level employment by just taking a few courses that will lead towards a certificate in MIG or TIG welding. Taking additional courses will provide you with the opportunity for job advancement as a welder. Welding courses are also valuable for persons who have careers or interests that require some welding knowledge.

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities available in the following areas: construction, machinery manufacturing, sheet metal industry, and custom job shop.

Award Outcomes:

  • Utilize safe working techniques and practices.
  • Set-up welding and cutting equipment.
  • Operate welding and cutting equipment.
  • Produce welds with the Gas Metal Arc Welding Process in steel.
  • Interpret blueprints and welding symbols.
  • Preform basic lay-outs on various materials.
  • Apply metallurgical principles to welding and fabrication processes.
  • Determine the quality of welds.
  • Identify steps and procedures in the Gas Metal Arc Welding process.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 16 Credits
  • WLDG1010 Practical Application for Estimating and Layout 2
  • WLDG1135 Gas Metal Arc Welding I 3
  • WLDG1140 Gas Metal Arc Welding II 3
  • WLDG1165 Gas Metal Arc Welding III 3
  • WLDG1175 GMAW Fabrication Methods 3
  • WLDG1182 Blueprint Reading for Welders 2
General Education Requirements 0 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 0 Credits
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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