Welding (Certificate)

Program Description

A certificate in Welding is designed to prepare students for employment as apprentice welders immediately upon completion of the curriculum. Technical courses and shop experience comprise the majority of the program. The remaining courses are in related subjects and general education.

Opportunities for Employment

The Certificate in Welding will prepare students for the occupational goal of welder.

Program Requirements

Articulation course credits may be earned by the validation of welding skills learned in a vocational school or on-the-job experience. Entry into the program requires regular application to the College and regular Welding program requirements and recommendations of the vocational welding instructor or verification of basic skills by an employer.

For Further Information Contact:

Paul Gilley
pgilley@mecc.edu
276.523.2400 ext. 334

Tim Austin
taustin@mecc.edu
276.523.2400 ext. 692

Tommy Clements, Dean
tclements@mecc.edu
276.523.2400 ext. 431

WELDING CERTIFICATE (995)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit  
MTH 105 Survey of Technical Math I 2  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
WEL 100 Fundamentals of Welding 3  
WEL 110 Welding Process 3  
WEL 115 Arc and Gas Welding 3  
WEL 123 Arc Welding I 3  
FIRST YEAR SPRING
ENG 100 Basic Occupational Communication 3  
WEL 124 Arc Welding II 3  
WEL 130 Inert Gas Welding 3  
WEL 141 Welder Qualification Tests 3  
WEL 198 Seminar and Project 3  
    Social Science Elective 3  
SECOND YEAR SUMMER
WEL 126 Pipe Welding I 3  
WEL 160 Semi-Automatic Welding Process 3  
WEL 129 Pipefitting & Fabrication 3  
Total Minimum Credits for Certificate 42  

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