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2021-2022 Catalog 
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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 0211  and ESOL 0218  

Grade Requirements: Students must complete all major (WLDG) courses with a grade of “C” or better to receive the Welding Certificate.

Approved Electives:  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 SWCD Welding Program is a vocational training program with heavy emphasis upon “hand skills” and work adjustment. Students who successfully complete the training will receive a certificate from SWCD and will be ready to enter the work force.

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