The Welding certificate prepares students to pursue a career in welding, manufacturing, construction, motorsports, or entrepreneurship and to meet industry standards. Students are prepared to successfully complete American Welding Society Certification tests recognized throughout the United States and world. Skills are taught in Oxyacetylene (cutting, brazing, and welding), shielded metal arc, MIG gas metal arc, TIG gas tungsten arc, pipe welding, blueprint reading, and welded metal fabrication. Students practice safe welding techniques, metal fabrication, and learn to use special welding symbols and read blueprints. State of the art industry equipment including CNC Plasma Cutting, Fabrication Equipment and many others are part of student training. For those already employed in welding occupations, we offer convenient and affordable coursework to upgrade existing skills and assist in career advancement.
The 3 top selling points of welding are:
- You get to work with your hands to fabricate things out of steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.
- You get to play with fire in every kind of welding while earning a great wage!
- You learn hands-on how to weld to industry standards and can earn AWS certification.
Welding students learn hands-on techniques to join metals together, including how to join steel, aluminum and stainless steel using different cutting-edge technologies and welding processes. Students become proficient in these joining processes and can pursue American Welding Society (AWS) certifications recognized throughout the United States and World. Link to AWS site: www.aws.org. All requirements, including basic skills of math and English are occupation specific.
Welding - Gas Metal Arc
Prepares students for employment in welding positions requiring competency in the field of Gas Metal Arc Welding. Coursework may upgrade skills and assist in career advancement for currently employed welders.
Welding - Gas Tungsten Arc
Prepares students for employment in welding positions requiring competency in the field of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Coursework may upgrade skills and assist in career advancement for currently employed welders.
Welding - Pipe Welding
The Pipe Welding Certificate prepares students for employment in welding positions requiring competency in the field of Pipe Welding. Coursework may upgrade skills and assist in career advancement for currently employed welders.
Welding - Structural
The Structural Welding certificate prepares students for employment in positions requiring competency in the field of welding. Coursework may upgrade skills and assist in career advancement for currently employed welders.
Welders are employed in creative jobs while they work with their hands. Welders enjoy working at different job sites and being their own boss. Welders are conscientious, self-starters who explore different ways to express their talents.
- 51-4121.06 - Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters
- 51-4121.00 - Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
- 51-4122.00 - Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
- 51-2041.00 - Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
- 47-2211.00 - Sheet Metal Workers
- 51-4121.07 - Solderers and Brazers
- 49-9092.00 - Commercial Divers
- 47-2011.00 - Boilermakers
- 51-4192.00 - Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
- 47-2152.01 - Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters
- 47-2221.00 - Structural Iron and Steel Workers
- 17-2131.00 - Materials Engineers
- 49-3043.00 - Rail Car Repairers
- 49-9041.00 - Industrial Machinery Mechanics
- 47-2171.00 - Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
- 49-9043.00 - Maintenance Workers, Machinery
Facilities & Features
Scheduled lab time is available to students Monday through Thursday during four hours in the morning and four hours in the evening to accommodate busy schedules and to give time to fine tune skills.