Welding Certificate

Program Description

The Welding Certificate Program is designed to enable the graduate to succeed in employment as a welder in industry. The graduate will be proficient in oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, arc welding, MIG and TIG welding. Students receive various levels of welding proficiency after successfully completing tests which measure their welding skills. Technician level skills are developed in courses such as blueprint reading, and measurement.

At the Quad-Cities Campus, courses are taught at the United Township High School facilities.


Gainful Employment

Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.

Welding Certificate

Suggested Courses

Course (Credit Hours):

First Semester

WLD 101 Intro to Arc Welding (.5)
WLD 102 Basic Arc Welding Flat Position (.5)
WLD 103 Arc Welding Flat & Horizontal Posit (2)
WLD 105 Oxy-acetylene Welding & Cutting (2)
WLD 117 Arc Welding in Vertical Position (2)
WLD 118 Arc Welding in Overhead Position (1)
MT 114 Basic Precision Measurement (2)
TMAT 101 Technical Mathematics or (3)
MATH 103 Essentials of Technical Math (5)

Second Semester

WLD 109 Blueprint Reading for Welders (2)
WLD 110 Weld Testing and Preparation (1)
WLD 120 Introduction to GMAW (1)
WLD 121 GMAW with Spray Arc Process (3)
WLD 122 GMAW Short Circuit & Spray Arc (2)
WLD 125 GTAW (2)
WLD 210 Professional Seminar (1)

Minimum total hours required for degree: 25