The Welding Certificate of Proficiency can be earned in one semester and is designed to provide students with hands-on training to develop welding skills in Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW). The Welding program is taught by an instructor who is a certified American Welding Society (AWS) Welder, Educator, and Inspector. Students who successfully accomplish welding skills in accordance with established proficiency standards will be eligible to earn various American Welding Society certifications.

Students completing the Certificate of Proficiency in Welding may continue on and apply their earned credit toward a certificate or degree as follows:

Graduation Requirements (Suggested Schedule)

Dept Course
Course Title Credit Hours
   Fall Semester  
WELD 1103 Blueprint Reading 3
WELD 1115 *Basic Welding *5
WELD 1215 *SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) *5
WELD 1401 *Welding Lab I *1
MAT 1203 Technical Mathematics OR higher-level mathematics course 3
    EXIT: Certificate of Proficiency - Welding *11 credit hours  
    (Note: Students planning to continue the program should also complete WELD 1103 and MAT 1203 as outlined above.)  

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