The Welding Technology Certificate provides state-of-the-art training on common welding processes (Shielded Metal Arc [SMAW], Metal Inert Gas [MIG], Tungsten Inert Gas [TIG], oxyacetylene and plasma cutting) and extensive skill building in each welding position. Additionally, American Welding Society (AWS) Certification for structural plate and pressure pipe is available. The Certificate may be used as one of the technical disciplines required for the AAS in General Technology.
Program Learning Outcomes
Understand and utilize basic safety practices in the welding industry.
Identify and properly use fabrication materials, power equipment, and power tools.
Demonstrate ability to read and interpret welding fabrication blueprints.
Demonstrate basic welding techniques in general welding procedures.
Demonstrate ability to correctly set up welding machines and cutting equipment.
Successfully complete NCCER Core Curriculum and Welding Level I and demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in the welding shop.