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Program Overview

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry.

Course work includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Program Contacts:

Jay Scott

Lead Instructor - Welding Technology

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

WLD-110 Cutting Processes 2
WLD-121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 4
WLD-141 Symbols and Specifications 3

Spring Semester

WLD-122 GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe 3
WLD-143 Welding Metallurgy 2
WLD-131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 4

Total credits needed to graduate: 18 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise program (C50420AX).

Students on financial aid should speak with their financial aid advisors before enrolling in less than 12 credit hours per semester.

Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret blueprints and weld the part to specification;
  • Demonstrate the ability to select appropriate tools, welding supplies and equipment;
  • Apply safe working practices as defined by OSHA for clothing, eye protection, hand tools, power equipment, ventilation handling, storage and disposal of scrap metal;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of multiple welding techniques, flux core arc welding (FCAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) to produce welds that consistently meet industry and American Welding Society (AWS) standards.

Program Costs

Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,462.50 $4,918.50
Books and Supplies $255.00 $255.00
Total Cost $1,717.50 $5,173.50

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Program Facts

Brandon Landry vertical
It’s a great place to learn welding. The instructors are very qualified, and your education can take you far if you put in the work.

Brandon Landry

SCC Graduate

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