In an effort to meet the needs of interested students and local industry, the Welding program is offering open-entry and open-exit courses designed for the inexperienced as well as the more advanced and experienced welders. This flexibility allows students to take only those portions of the program they need at any given time. Students will be allowed to enroll as long as there is space available. Emphasis is placed on skill and knowledge that is required for the student to enter employment in the welding field, or for the student’s own personal gain.
More information on the Welding program.
Pathway: Engineering & Manufacturing
Students may start any semester
To earn a Production MIG Welding certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average. Maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA for the following courses: WEL 228 , WEL 233 , WEL 244 , & WEL 245 .
Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 8*
*Program total credits do not include 3 entry requirement credits.
These credits are applicable to the diploma in Welding .
Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$185.00 per credit
The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.
Approximate total for program: $2,245**
**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.
What Kind of Work Will You Do?
- Use electric arc or flame process in welding.
- Weld steel, steel alloys and other metals.
- Weld in all positions such as flat, vertical, horizontal and overhead.
- Welder may work in various positions-bending, stooping, etc.
- Work from drawings, blueprints and other written plans.
- Plan and organize work.
- Layout and fit by means of flame cutting, shearing, sawing, etc.
What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?
- Demonstrate manual dexterity.
- Identify details in objects and drawings.
- Lift and carry 50 to 100 pounds.
- Read and work from blueprints.
- Have adequate vision to see definition in the weld puddle.
- Be a self-starter and work independently.
- Concentrate for long periods of time.
- Perform simple math problems quickly.
What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?
- Will be working in hot, sweaty conditions, indoors and outdoors.
- Welding can be hazardous because of the dusty, smoky environment and electrical dangers.
- Many welders are union members, depending on the place of employment.
- There is a steady demand for qualified/skilled welders throughout the United States. The current trend in employment is toward highly skilled individuals.
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