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Welding Certificate

This nine-month certificate program prepares individuals to become welders. Six welding classes are included in this program. Persons considering work as welders need manual dexterity, good eyesight, and good hand-eye coordination. They should have the ability to concentrate on detailed work for long periods and be physically able to bend and work in awkward positions.

Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts.  Typically, heat is applied to the metal pieces to be joined, melting the parts and fusing them to form a permanent bond.  Because of its strength, welding is used to construct and repair:

  • Parts of ships
  • Automobiles
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Thousands of other products


The welding certificate program requires two semesters of full-time study; classes are offered during the day.  If certificate students wish to continue their education, all courses are applicable towards the Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding.

Program Outcomes

  1. MIG, TIG, and stick weld at the worksite, along with oxy-acetylene welding and cutting.
  2. Knowledge of various welding processes.


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