Certificate of Achievement in Welding

Division: Industry & Technology

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field(s) of welding and fabrication, both locally and internationally, and completion of this certificate can be enhanced for industry standards by students completing and passing American Welding society certifying tests. Students completing this certificate will acquire entry level skills in shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, gas tungsten metal arc, oxyfuel welding, oxyfuel cutting skills. Students will know basic metallurgy, blueprint design and reading, as well as the scientific principles of welding.

Program Outcomes

  • Adjust, operate and troubleshoot shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and oxyfuel welding apparatuses.
  • Explain and apply the scientific concepts of metal transfer including SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and OFW.
  • Choose the correct joint prep process for the weld metal joints used in common manufacturing today.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: metal fabrication, oil field welding, pipeline welding, agriculture fabrication and metal agriculture implement repair, stainless steel fabrication, and welding maintenance in food processing facilities.

Required Certificate Courses (23 Units)23
Ag Project Construction
Metal Fabrication
Oxyacetylene Welding
Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Specialty Metals Welding
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Blueprint Reading/Metallurgy
Agriculture Wrk Exp-1st Sem
Restricted Electives (4 Units)4
Select four units from the following courses:
Welding Power Sources/Applicat
Metalcraft Welding/Forging
Forging and Wrought Iron
Stainless Steel Weld/Repair
Welding Codes/Certification
Aluminum Welding
Agriculture Wrk Exp-2nd Sem
Total27

The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Industry & Technology Division Chair.