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Welding Technology (Certificate)

Study welding at JCC

This certificate offers students the opportunity to pursue a specific educational concentration in the field of welding technology. Successful students will earn a certificate which includes coursework and hands-on experience in high technology welding as well as general education courses.

This program is an excellent starting point for new students in welding technology and as a foundation for earning the A.A.S. degree in welding technology.

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Minimum program credit hours: 31

Program Codes
Degree Option
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
9 credit hours
ENG 1510: English Composition I

(or higher)

Social Sciences Electives3
MAT 1210: Applied Mathematics for Technology I or MAT 1220: Applied Mathematics for Technology II or MAT 1590: College Algebra/Trigonometry

(or higher)

Core Requirements
22 credit hours
WLD 1200: Safety and Cutting Processes3
WLD 1350: Shielded Metal Arc Welding3
WLD 1360: Gas Metal Arc Welding3
WLD 1370: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding3
WLD 2250: Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding3
WLD 2260: Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding3
WLD 2270: Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding3
CSC 1310: Introduction to World Wide Web1
CSC 1320: Introduction to Word Processing1
CSC 1330: Introduction to Spreadsheets1
Important Points
  • To complete the program in two semesters, students must begin in a fall semester.
  • CSC 1310, CSC 1320, and CSC 1330 are five-week courses that represent a time commitment of 15 weeks, equivalent to a full three-credit hour course. Students in the certificate program may choose to take one or more of the three courses. Students may also fill this requirement with CSC 1510 or CSC 1560.
  • With the appropriate background, students may elect to take MAT 1600 or MAT 1710 as Mathematics and Sciences courses. Students should discuss course selection with their advisor.
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Perform AWS code quality welds on plate and pipe in all positions using Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding.
  2. Visually inspect all fillet welds and groove welds to ensure that they meet code criteria.
  3. Weld low carbon steel, stainless steel, as well as aluminum using Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding.