• 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 tungsten arc welder (GTAW) with minimal supervision in all positions 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 manufacturing areas: medical/pharmaceutical, pipe/tubing, food and aerospace.

Award Outcomes:

  • Utilize safe working techniques and practices.
  • Set-up welding and cutting equipment.
  • Operate welding and cutting equipment.
  • Produce welds with the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process in steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.
  • 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 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 16 Credits
  • WLDG1010 Practical Application for Estimating and Layout 2
  • WLDG1182 Blueprint Reading for Welders 2
  • WLDG1220 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I 3
  • WLDG1225 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II 3
  • WLDG1235 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding III 3
  • WLDG1245 GTAW Fabrication Methods 3
General Education Requirements 0 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 0 Credits
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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