Welding Technology (Certificate)

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.


Minimum program credit hours: 32

Program Codes
Degree Option
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
10 credit hours

Chosen course must be at the ENG 1510 level or higher.

MAT 1220: Applied Mathematics for Technology or MAT 1590: College Algebra/Trigonometry4
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
  • CSC 1310-1330 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.
  • MAT 1220 and MAT 1590 have a prerequisite of MAT 0600 or two years of high school algebra/geometry and placement exam.
  • With the appropriate background, student may elect to take MAT 1600 or MAT 1710 as Mathematics and Sciences courses. Students should discuss course selection with their advisor.
  • To complete the program in two semesters, students must begin in a fall semester at the appropriate levels of math.
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.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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Brent HarknessAssistant Professor, Welding Technology MTI, Jamestown Campus716.338.1327Contact | Full Profile ▸