The Welding Certificate Program provides students with entry-level job skills for the welding industry.
Possible Employment Responsibilities: Performing flat and horizontal welds using stick and MIG wire; cutting with oxy-acetylene; reading weld symbols and basic blueprints; knowing all shop, welding, cutting, tools and safety procedures.
Possible Employee Positions: Entry Level I Welder
Possible Employment Locations: Private and commercial business, municipal or other government agencies, and self-employment; jobs on land, at sea and under water, and fabrication shops.
Co-Requisites: Vocational MATH 0321 , ESOL 0311 and ESOL 0318 and EDUC 0300
Grade Requirements: Students must complete all major (WLDG) courses with a grade of “C” or better to receive the Welding Certificate.
Approved Electives: WLDG 1440 , WLDG 2432
Program Duration: (Two semesters) This program could be longer depending on the student’s high school background and placement test scores.
Welding Tool Kits: Welding students are required to purchase a welding tool kit at the cost of $850 at the time of registration. A welding book and blueprint book are required at the time of initial registration and will be used in all classes.
Students must have an up-to-date tetanus record in advisor’s student file.
The SWCID Welding Program is a vocational training program with heavy emphasis upon “hand skills” and work adjustment. Students who successfully complete the training will receive certificates from SWCID and the American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE program and will be ready to enter the work force.