The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment in the Welding industry as plate and/or pipe welders. Certification is encouraged and performed in accordance with American Welding Society and D1.1 Structural Steel Welding Code.
The program includes a wide variety of welding experiences for plate and pipe welders. Students can exit the program after two semesters with a certificate in plate welding or complete both plate and pipe welding as listed below and receive a program certificate as a combination welder. NOTE: At various points during the program, students who qualify, may test for a variety of AWS Certifications. Students must purchase their own books and tools. Admission is conditional and depends on the student’s ability to perform the essential functions identified for this program.
A high school diploma or GED® is not required; however, students are required to demonstrate college and career readiness. (See Admission to Courses Not Creditable Toward an Associate Degree in the Admissions Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.) Reasonable accommodations are considered.
NOTE: Students enrolled in the Welding Technology program are strongly encouraged to take third party industry recognized credentialing tests as part of the program requirements. Credentialing tests will be conducted onsite and students will be responsible for the fees associated with the credentialing tests.