Welding and Metal Fabrication

Welding and Metal Fabrication



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.

Program Title:
Welding and Metal Fabrication

Award Type:
Occupational Certificate

Credits: Total Occupational Certificate Credits 17
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.

Career Opportunities:
There are many employment opportunities available in the following areas manufacturing areas: medical/pharmaceutical, pipe/tubing, food and aerospace.

Choose Total Occupational Certificate Credits 17 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 17 Credits
WLDG1010 Practical Application for Estimating and Layout 2
WLDG1181 Blueprint Reading for Welders 3
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
Technical Studies Electives: 0 Credits
General Education Required: 0 Credits
General Education Electives: 0 Credits