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Welding Technology (Certificate)

The Welding Technology certificate course prepares students for entry-level work in the welding industry. Students learn about safety, hand tools, oxyacetylene torches, plasma arc, shielded metal arc welding (stick), gas metal arc welding (MIG), gas tungsten arc welding (TIG), flux cored arc welding, metallurgy, print reading, and weld symbols.

Graduates work as welders, welder/fabricators, maintenance welders, fitters, ornamental metal sculptors, and welder helpers.

Typical employers in the welding industry include structural steel fabricators, custom metal shops, industrial contractors, shipyards, pipe and pressure vessel fabricators, and retail welding sales.

Program Learning Goals:

Goal 1: The welding program will prepare the student for entry level employment in       welding.

Student Learning Outcomes – Students will:

  • Demonstrate safe welding practices
  • Work as welders, fabricators, fitters and welder helpers
  • Perform basic welding skills in SMAW (stick), GMAW (mig), GTAW (tig) and oxyfuel cutting procedures
  • Maintain arc welders

Certificate Programs & Gainful Employment


How much will this program cost me?*

Tuition and fees: $19,641
Books and supplies: $1,700
On-campus room & board: $7,080

What other costs are there for this program?

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*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.


What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

Federal loans: $5,500
Private education loans: $12,500
Institutional financing plan: $0

The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 73% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.


How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 1 year to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2015-2016, 100% finished in 1 year.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

The job placement rate for students who completed this program is 56%.

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Potential Employers

Pleasant Mount Welding, Inc.
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Anthony Delucca, Welding Instructor


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