Basic Welding Certificate

CIP Code


This program prepares students for entry-level positions in welding as an apprentice or shop helper. The competency based curriculum combines classroom instruction with hands-on training to develop foundational knowledge and skill in select welding and cutting processes.

Program Length

This certificate program is approximately two quarters long. The program can take five to eight quarters depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Daytime/Evening programs: Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters, or by instructor’s permission.

Program Outcomes

• Demonstrate the safe and proper use of welding related shop equipment.

• Safely perform OFW, SMAW and GMAW to AWS and WABO standards.

• Use appropriate base metals, welding processes, and filler metals to meet fabrication project requirements.

• Fabricate welding projects with thermal cutting equipment.

• Use proper personal protective equipment in a welding shop environment.

Completion Requirements


Minimum Accuplacer arithmetic score of 280 or equivalent or successful completion of MAT 092.

Program Course List

WLD 106Welding Theory


WLD 110Thermal Cutting & Gouging


WLD 112Oxyacetylene Welding & Brazing


WLD 117Shielded Metal Arc Welding I


WLD 152Gas Metal Arc Welding


COLL 102College Success for All


Total Credit Hours:29