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Industrial

Welding Certificate

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
  • Fabricator

Industries that use welding:

  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Utilities

For specific information contact the NIACC Industrial Division.

Degree Earned

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.

Costs

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.

First Term

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.
10 s.h.
Second Term
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.
8 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.