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Welding Technology – Certificate


Welding Technology

Short Term Certificate of Achievement

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What You Can Do

Upon successful completion of the Welding Technology Certificate, the student will have the opportunity to enter the workforce as a welding technician. The program will prepare graduates for entry into union trades positions including boilermakers, plumbers & pipefitters, structural steel workers, rail car repair and general maintenance, small and medium job shops.


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Earning Potential

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, for Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers, at Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (

Modes of Instruction
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Program Details



Prerequisite: OSHA 10-hour General Certification

WEL 115Metallurgy 2
WEL 120Oxyfuel Welding, Cutting and Brazing3
WEL 121SMAW (Stick) Plate Welding I3
WEL 122GMAW (MIG) Plate Welding I3


MAC 180Blueprint Reading3
WEL 123SMAW (Stick) Plate Welding II3
WEL 124GTAW (TIG) Plate Welding I3
WEL 125Weld Testing and Inspection 3

Total Hours for Degree23

The Welding Technology Certificate Program is a minimum of 23 credit hours. Please use our Tuition and Fees page to calculate your approximate cost.

*Students will be responsible for additional classroom materials and tools.

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Welding Faculty Contact.

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Grover Mays

Welding Professor

Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8345
Office: C139A