Plan Code 995, CIP Code 48.0508
*Eligible for G3 Funding
Program Head: Michael Bryant
Length: Two semesters (One year full-time study)
Purpose: With the trend toward a global economy and the introduction of new exotic materials with welding processes and procedures to weld them, there is a demand for highly skilled, highly trained welders possessing decision making and hands-on skills. The program is designed to prepare welders for this exciting challenge and successful passing of certification tests.
Admission Information: Although there are no testing requirements before enrolling in a “hands on” welding lab course, students whose placement test scores indicate the need to increase their level of proficiency in reading, writing and/or mathematics will be required to take appropriate developmental courses before enrolling in related courses, such as blueprint reading. Enrolling in developmental courses may increase the length of time necessary for completing the chosen course or program of study, but will enhance the student’s preparation for college-level coursework and increase the chances for successful attainment of academic, occupational and personal goals.
Admission Requirements: Students must meet the general admission requirements of the College. Successful completion of the curriculum requires proficiency in communications, an understanding of applied mathematics, a moderate level of dexterity and average mechanical aptitude. Persons who have completed a high school welding program or industrial courses in welding may receive credit and/or advanced placement upon demonstration of proficiency.
Graduation Requirements: Students must achieve an overall minimum 2.0 GPA in the curriculum’s applicable courses to be awarded a Welding Certificate.
Related Certificate: Pipe Welding