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Certificate of Proficiency


The 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.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program should be able to:

  1. Follow industry safety practices and recognize the effects of welding on health.

  2. Set-up and adjust SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, and oxy-fuel equipment and accessories.

  3. Identify and make repairs on finished welds.

  4. Interpret information on welding blueprints.

  5. Apply principles of Metallurgy to welding fabrication and inspection.

  6. 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
  Total Credits 18-22

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
  Total Credits 23

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
  Total Credits 15

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
  Total Credits 17

Completion of H R 110 - Human Relations in the Workplace (5 credits) is required and may be completed during any quarter.

Updated 2014