Basic Welding Certificate
A wide variety of career opportunities are available to students who prepare for actual work situations through practical training in welding processes, blueprint reading and sketching.
Students in this program learn to weld in the four main welding positions on fillet welds and plate using several welding processes. This certificate prepares the graduate for employment in a variety of industrial and construction settings.
|REQUIRED COURSE INFORMATION||Credit Hours|
|WLD 102||Introduction to Welding||2.0|
|WLD 103||Print Reading I||1.0|
|WLD 105||Print Reading II||1.0|
|WLD 106||Gas and Arc Welding||4.0|
|WLD 113||Arc Welding II||4.0|
|WLD 115||Arc Welding III||4.0|
|WLD 142||Maintenance Welding||3.0|
|Total Credit Hours||19.0|
- Explain and read occupationally specific prints for welders and fabricate from a blueprint.
- Test to certification standards on all types of welding.
- Demonstrate the manipulative skills to perform groove welds.
- Demonstrate the necessary manipulative skills needed to apply the Gas Tungsten Arc on various joint designs, on plate with both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
- Practice safety procedures for all types of welding.
Gainful Employment Information
- Students may begin this program in the fall or spring semesters.
- WLD courses are offered during days and evenings.
- Students who work alternating shifts are encouraged to enroll in the certificate program and to rotate between day and evening classes to fit his/her work schedule.
- Graduates can complete a Welding Diploma or an Associate Degree in Occupational Technology with completion of additional coursework.
Notes about other requirements
- Students should be prepared to purchase first semester welding supplies costing $226.60. Supplies for the second semester of welding will cost approximately $150.
- Enrollment advisor: Please attempt to make contact with welding faculty during the advisement process. However, registration may be completed in the New Student Advising, Veterans’ Center or at any county center.
- You may contact James Ladd (at the Lex Walters Campus in Greenwood) or Tony Amos (at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens) for information about this program.
Advisement information updated 6/2015