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Welding Career Studies Certificate

  • Time to Complete: 1 year (full-time/2 semesters)
  • Minimum Credits: 29
  • Degree Type: Career Studies Certificate (CSC)
  • Distance Learning Option: No
  • Eligible for Financial Aid: Yes
  • Program Code221-995-01
  • Welding Advising Sheet(pdf)
  • Employment: Median Pay and Growth Information Welder(OOH)

The career studies certificate in welding includes courses in

  • oxyfuel welding and cutting
  • inert gas welding
  • industrial safety
  • pipe welding

Completion of the welding certificate will prepare you for work as a welder in a range of industry.

SWCC offers AWS certified welder testing at our AWS certified facility.

For more information on welding programs at SWCC, contact:
Dean James Dye,  james.dye@sw.edu  276.964.7278, Davis Hall DA-227
OR
Nick Johnson, nicholas.johnson@sw.edu , 276.964.7253, Instructor and Certified Welding Inspector, Davis Hall DA133


Course Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Description
First Semester
WEL 117 Oxyfuel Welding and Cutting 2 3 3
WEL 123 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Basic) 2 3 3
WEL 130 Inert Gas Welding 2 3 3
WEL 160 Gas Metal Arc Welding 2 3 3
WEL 150 Welding Drawing and Interpretation 3 0 3
SAF 127 Industrial Safety 2 0 2
TOTAL 13 12 17
Second Semester
WEL 126 Pipe Welding I 2 3 3
WEL 141 Welder Qualifications Test I 2 3 3
WEL 129 Piping and Fabrication 3 0 3
WEL 142 Welder Qualifications Test II 2 3 3
TOTAL 9 9 12

Total Minimum Credits for the Career Studies Certificate in Welding  29

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