Overview

Complete this coursework and enter the maintenance, construction, and manufacturing fields as a welder. You’ll receive training in the latest welding technology as well as traditional welding skills and a good foundation in basic welding theory, metallurgy, and blueprint reading. Students can enter this program through Corporate and Continuing Education or Academics.

Whether you have never turned a welding machine on before or you already have welding experience, this program can help you achieve your educational goals. Welding objectives are taught in an on-the-job style format by experienced and accomplished welding professionals. Start with SMAW (STICK) and advance to GMAW (MIG), FCAW (Flux-Core), and GTAW (TIG) welding process on plate and pipe. In the pipe welding classes, learn E6010 open root pipe welding and advanced walking-the-cup GTAW techniques.

At the end of the program, you will have the opportunity to become certified in 6G pipe, and all position structural welding on unlimited thickness plates.

Students are required to purchase approximately $300-400 worth of welding gear and small hand tools. Students must also meet the required placement test scores before enrolling in curriculum courses.

Courses taken in this program may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science in General Technology degree program if the student later elects to pursue the degree.

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!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
36.00 360

Basic Welding QuickJobs Day Program

The QuickJobs Basic Welding course offers the student introductory training needed to enter the welding profession. Upon completion of the course, the student will have competent training in safety, basic metallurgy, and industrial tool operation. Entry-level welding skills will include fillet and groove welding in basic positions using the (SMAW) process. The student will be required to perform welding to industrial standards such as the American Welding Society (AWS). Students completing this course will have entry level skills needed for construction positions and for general fabrication shops or be ready for the Intermediate Welding Class, which is the next level of training in the Day QuickJobs program.

Classroom

ID: CEWLD-601

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$3,595.00
32.00 320

Intermediate Welding QuickJobs Day Program

This course is offered to students who completed the Basic Welding QuickJobs Day course and is open to persons demonstrating necessary welding skills to the instructor. Students are trained in the following: personal safety (continuation); SMAW welding in non-standard positions - 2 weeks; Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) to include solid wire and dual shield flux cored wire in fillet and groove welding - 2 weeks; Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) in multiple positions and metals to include steel, aluminum and stainless steel - 4 weeks. The student will be required to perform welding to industrial standards such as the American Welding Society (AWS). Students completing this course will have basic and intermediate skills required as minimums for employment in the construction industry and fabrication shops, high-rise construction and maintenance welding and repairs.

Classroom

ID: CEWLD-602

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$3,295.00
32.00 320

Advanced Welding QuickJobs Day Program

This course is offered to students who completed the Basic and Intermediate Welding courses and is open to persons demonstrating advanced welding skills to the instructor. The student must show competency in Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and Gas Metal Arc Welding, or have completed the Entry and Intermediate Welding courses. The student will be introduced to high-pressure pipe welding. During the course, the student will be required to weld root passes, hot passes, and fill and cover passes to code requirements on various diameter pipe. This class is intense and prepares the student for testing to corporate standards such as the American Welding Society (AWS) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) section IX. Students completing this course will possess skills required in the pipe welding and fabrication industry.

Classroom

ID: CEWLD-619

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$3,295.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$10,185.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Welder

Welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, and thousands of other manufacturing activities. Welding also is used to join together steel beams in the construction of buildings, bridges, and other structures and to join pipes in pipelines, power plants, and refineries.

Welders work in a wide variety of industries, from car racing to manufacturing. The work that welders do and the equipment they use vary with the industry. Arc welding, the most common type of welding today, uses electrical currents to create heat and bond metals together—but there are more than 100 different processes that a welder can use.

Projected Job Growth

+15.2%

Average Annual Salary

$41,348

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Construction Companies
  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Fabrication Companies

What’s next after I complete this program?

Further Your Education

Develop skills further by taking the CEWLD 633 class which focuses on non-ferrous advanced welding processes and applications like the welding of stainless steel pipe and aluminum welding.