Welding Technology, Certificate

This 24-credit certificate program is for the student whose intention is to pursue entry level employment in the field of welding after completing the program. The 24 credits earned for this certificate may also be used toward the fulfillment of the BS Degree. In this certificate program, the student is introduced to welding safety and fabrication using common welding processes including: shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW/MIG), flux core arc welding (FCAW) Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW/TIG) and thermal cutting. State of the art equipment is used to create and weld complex parts using a CNC plasma cutter and variety of welding equipment

Admission Requirements 

Students entering a certificate program in Welding must take the CollegeSuccess assessment. Students who have completed the equivalent of MATH 097 and ENG 101 are more likely to find success in these certificate programs. Students must place in college-level math or successfully complete Math 097 in order to enter the Welding Certificate Program. Students who do not meet these minimum standards may be conditionally enrolled at the discretion of the Welding Program Director.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all the graduation requirements as stated in the catalog and maintain a GPA of 2.3 in the coursework.

Day Full-Time Program Curriculum

Certificate in Welding Technology

First Semester

BMM 151Welding Safety

3

BMM 153Welding Principles

3

BMM 155Welding Fabrication

3

BMM 157Thermal Cutting

3

Second Semester

BMM 252Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

3

BMM 254Introduction to Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)

3

BMM 256Introduction to Gas Tungsten Metal Arc Welding (GTAW)/Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG)

3

BMM 258Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)/Metal Inert Gas Welding (MIG)

3

Evening Part-Time Curriculum

First Semester

BMM 151Welding Safety

3

BMM 153Welding Principles

3

Second Semester

BMM 155Welding Fabrication

3

BMM 157Thermal Cutting

3

Third Semester

BMM 252Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

3

BMM 254Introduction to Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)

3

Fourth Semester

BMM 256Introduction to Gas Tungsten Metal Arc Welding (GTAW)/Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG)

3

BMM 258Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)/Metal Inert Gas Welding (MIG)

3

Total Credit Hours: 24