Welding is a two-semester Diploma program designed for individuals seeking skill development and certification in common welding procedures leading to employment in a variety of industries. The program is recognized as an Institutional Member of the American Welding Society and upon completion of all coursework, AWS Certification can be attained. The program’s outlined competencies are achieved through a combination of classroom theory, welding demonstration, and practice. Primary emphasis is placed upon hands-on skill development in a state-of-the-art lab facility. Through completion of the program, students gain competency in arc, gas, and automated welding and cutting processes.
Career Opportunities for Welding
Completion of this program prepares graduates to enter the following occupations:
- Production Welder
- Maintenance Welder
- Robot Operator
- Building/Structural Welder
- Ag/Construction Equipment Repair Technician
Industries that use welding:
For specific information contact the NIACC Industrial Division.
Upon successful completion of WEL-222 and WEL-223 with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Certificate in Welding.
Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. To see the current cost per semester hour click here.
|WEL-244||Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit Transfer: SENSE1||2 s.h.|
|WEL-245||Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer: SENSE1||2 s.h.|
|WEL-274||Shielded Metal Arc Welding I: SENSE1||3 s.h.|
|WEL-275||Shielded Metal Arc Welding IL: SENSE1||3 s.h.|
|WEL-251||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Carbon Steel: SENSE1*||2 s.h.|
|WEL-252||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Aluminum: SENSE1**||1 s.h.|
|WEL-253||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Austenitic Stainless Steel: SENSE1**||1 s.h.|
|WEL-280||Flux Cored Arc Welding (Self-Shielded): SENSE1***||2 s.h.|
|WEL-281||Flux Cored Arc Welding (Gas-Shielded): SENSE1***||2 s.h.|
|Total Program Hours||18 s.h.|
*Prerequisite: IND-190 Skills & Safety in Industry.
**Prerequisite: IND-190 Skills and Safety in Industry; Co-requisites: WEL-251 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Carbon Steel: SENSE1 and WEL-253 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Austenitic Stainless Steel: SENSE1.
***Prerequisites: IND-190 Skills & Safety in Industry, WEL-244 Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit Transfer: SENSE1 and WEL-245 Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer: SENSE1.