Advanced Welder

Training Certificate


The Advanced Welder Program focuses on advanced welding positions and MIG transfer processes. The program is designed for a welding student finishing the Comprehensive Welder Certificate or a welder currently working in the industry and is seeking additional skills to advance their career. Students will be well prepared for employment in the manufacturing and construction industries. 

This certificate can be completed in 16 weeks when taking a one, three-hour class every eight weeks. There is an option of a morning, afternoon, and evening track to give students greater flexibility for a better balance between work, family, and training. If you have the ability to take both classes in a day, the certificate can be completed in 8 weeks.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

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On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
12.00 120

Advanced Pipe Welding

This class will provide extensive practice of three advanced pipe welding situations. Using both the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), you will first weld a 2-3/4 X 5/8 carbon pipe, known as a monster coupon, in the 6G fixed positon. Next, you will learn to weld a stainless monster coupon, in the 6G fixed position using the GTAW process, or TIG all the way. Finally, you will weld a stainless and carbon monster coupon in the 6G fixed position using TIG all the way.


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12.00 120

Advanced MIG Spray and Pulse Spray Transfer

This class will provide extensive practice of two advanced MIG welding transfer methods. Spray Transfer is used on thicker metal where high deposition rates with good fusion and penetration are needed. Pulse Spray Transfer allows for the use of Spray Transfer in out of position applications.


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Individuals who have completed the Advanced Welder Program are building their core welding skills and can find work with a wide variety of industrial, construction, and manufacturing companies. MIG Spray and Pulsed Spray Transfer processes are being used by an increasing number of manufacturing companies in the Midlands and are highly sought-after skills. Advanced pipe welders will find their skills greatly needed by a wide variety of industrial companies in the Midlands area as well.

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Average Annual Salary

According to EMSI data as of 2022

Where Can I Work?

  • Construction Companies
  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Fabrication Companies

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