Certificate of Achievement, Welding Technology

Program Description

Certificate of Achievement, Welding Technology: Based on the American Welding Society Entry Level Welder Standards, the welding technology certificate of achievement program gives students the welding skills necessary to qualify for an entry-level position in a diversity of occupations that utilize welding from construction to manufacturing along with part of the general education skills that are strongly requested by commercial and industrial employers.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Communications 1 3
Elective 1 6
OSH 222 General Industry Safety 1
WELD 211 Welding I 3
WELD 212 Welding I Practice 2
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
Elective 1 4
DFT 110 Print Reading for Industry 3
MPT 140 Quality Control 3
WELD 221 Welding II 3
WELD 222 Welding II Practice 2
 Semester Total15
 Total Units30

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Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses that can serve as a stepping stone to an associate degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the Certificate of Achievement.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Technical Communications I
Human Relations[3]
Requirement is satisfied through embedded curriculum in the following courses: MPT 140, OSH 222, WELD 211, WELD 212 WELD 221, WELD 222.
Requirement is satisfied through embedded curriculum in the following courses: DFT 110, MPT 140 WELD 211 WELD 212 WELD 221, WELD 222.
Certificate Requirements
DFT 110Print Reading for Industry3
MPT 140Quality Control3
OSH 222General Industry Safety1
WELD 211Welding I3
WELD 212Welding I Practice2
WELD 221Welding II3
WELD 222Welding II Practice2
Elective Requirements
Select 10 units from the following:10
Introduction to Machine Shop
Metallurgy I
Basic Metals
Introduction to Welding Fabrication Techniques
Independent Study
Welding III
Welding III Practice
Welding IV
Welding IV Practice
Welding Certification Preparation
Introduction to Robotic Welding
Total Units30

Students completing the certificate will:

  • Be proficient in two major welding processes and prepared for industry-standard certification.
  • Identify and explain technical drawings and apply print reading techniques required in the welding industry.
  • Consistently demonstrate safe and proper use of welding equipment, power tools, and accessories in the performance of welding and joinery.