Certificate of Proficiency
PurposeThe Welding Certificate of Proficiency program prepares students for advanced welding skills in FCAW (Flux cored Arc), GTAW (TIG), GMAW (MIG), and SMAW (stick) welding. Students will have the opportunity to gain WABO Welding Certification.
Students who successfully complete this program should be able to:
Follow industry safety practices and recognize the effects of welding on health.
Set-up and adjust SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, and oxy-fuel equipment and accessories.
Identify and make repairs on finished welds.
Interpret information on welding blueprints.
Apply principles of Metallurgy to welding fabrication and inspection.
Create workable drawings to scale for reproduction.
Recommended course schedule
Fall Quarter, First Year
|MATH 095||Basic Math (if needed)||1-5|
|WELD 159||Oxyfuel & GTAW Theory||4|
|WELD 160||Oxyfuel & GTAW Theory Lab||9|
|WELD 167||Metallurgy for Welders||4|
Winter Quarter, First Year
|WRT 105||Writing in the Workplace||5|
|TMATH 116||Industrial Math||5|
|WELD 161||Arc Welding Theory||4|
|WELD 162||Arc Welding Lab||9|
Spring Quarter, First Year
|DET 166||Shop Skills||3|
|WELD 126||Industrial Drafting||2|
|CAD 115||CAD for Industry||2|
|WELD 164||MIG Welding Theory||4|
|WELD 165||MIG Welding Lab||6|
Fall Quarter, Second Year
|WELD 265||Advanced Arc Welding Theory||4|
|WELD 266||Advanced Arc Welding Lab||9|
|WELD 271||Blueprint Reading for Welders||4|
Completion of H R 110 - Human Relations in the Workplace (5 credits) is required and may be completed during any quarter.