Why Welding Technology?


The certificate program equips students with the essential entry-level skills required to work as a welder. Students are eligible to take American Welding Society (AWS) certification exams. This program also offers students the necessary skills to read blueprints. Full-time students are prepared to sit for AWS certification in four months. Students may find employment as welders, fabricators or grinders.

The associate degree program, which includes courses in mathematics, science and blueprint reading, provides students with the skills and knowledge to work as welding specialists. Successful completion prepares graduates for several industry certifying examinations. Additionally, advanced certifications are available through CCAC's elective course offerings. Graduates may seek employment as welders, welding shop supervisors or as advanced certified welders.

 

What Type of Program Are You Looking For?

Welding Technology, A.S. (316.4)

This program provides students with the skills and knowledge for employment in the scientific and industrial areas requiring welding specialists. Courses in mathematics, science and blueprint reading are required elements of the degree. Successful completion of this program prepares students for the following external industry certifying examinations: Shielded Metal Arc Welding - D1.1 and D1.5 American Welding Society (AWS) test on one-inch plate in the vertical position; Flux Core Arc Welding - AWS D1.1/AWS D1.5 one-inch plate vertical position; and six-inch Pipe SCHD 80 in the 6G position. Additionally, advanced certifications are available through restrictive elective course offerings.

Welding Technology, Certificate (317.3)

This certificate program provides students with the entry-level skills to work as welders in small and large companies. Students in this certificate program are eligible to take the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 and D1.5 Certification Test. This program also offers students the skills that are necessary to read blueprints in the technical work area. Full-time students in this certificate program are prepared to sit for the AWS certification in four months. Students may find employment as welders, fabricators or grinders.

Welding, Gas & Oil, Certificate (319.1)

Successful completion of this program prepares students for the following certification examinations: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) - D1.1 and D1.5 American Welding Society (AWS) test on one-inch plate in the vertical position; American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Welding Society (AWS) pipe welding certification in uphill Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) for 6" diameter, schedule 80 pipe in the 6G (45 degree) fixed position; and The American Petroleum Institute (API) downhill shielded metal-arc pipe welding process employed by the Marcellus Shale industry to connect natural gas cross country transmission pipelines.

Take the Next Step

 

I'm grateful that CCAC offers trades courses because I'd like to make an impact in the trades field and inspire more women to enroll in trades program.

More Like This