This career pathway certificate is designed to recognize students’ accomplishments in welding and prepare them for entry-level work experiences in the welding industry. Students will have an understanding of the skills necessary to be valuable employees in the industrial welding trades. Credit from this certificate will transfer to the one-year welding certificate.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will be able to:
Use accepted industrial welding safety standards in the shop and in the field.
Use a variety of welding processes (SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, oxy fuel, plasma cutting, GTAW) in the shop and in the field.
Interpret welding blueprints in order to fabricate shop projects.
Determine which welding process, settings, and materials to use depending on the application.
Develop a welding procedure for specific applications.
Apply fundamentals of metallurgy to identify metals and to perform heat treatment.
Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 12