Welding

Training Certificate

Overview

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 may have the opportunity to become certified in 6G pipe, or all position structural welding on unlimited thickness plates.

Students are required to purchase approximately $400-500 worth of welding gear and small hand tools.

Courses taken in this program may be applied toward academic program courses. This will be done on a case by case basis.

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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Training Resources

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

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

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
36.00 360

Basic Welding

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 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
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$10,185.00
Not including fees and equipment
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
10.20 102

Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Oxy-Fuel Cutting

This course will instruct and assess students in basic American Welding Society (AWS) standards of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW or stick) and oxy-fuel torch operation. Students will learn how to safely operate an oxy-fuel torch to cut various types of metal. Students will start learning 50/50 build-up welding techniques in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions to build muscle memory and gain understanding of welding machine settings and various electrode characteristics. Students will then move on to welding multi-pass fillet t-joints in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions.

Classroom

ID: CEWLD-800

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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.
$1,399.00
10.20 102

Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Prerequisite course: CEWLD-800. This course will instruct and assess students in advanced American Welding Society (AWS) standards of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW or stick). Students will start with horizontal, vertical, and overhead v-groove welding techniques with backing before moving on to flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead v-groove open root welding techniques.

Classroom

ID: CEWLD-801

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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.
$1,399.00
9.00 90

Gas Metal and Flux Core Arc Welding

Prerequisite: CEWLD-801. This course will instruct and assess students in basic American Welding Society (AWS) standards of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW or MIG) and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW or Dual Shield) processes. Students will learn GMAW horizontal and vertical t-joint and lap joint fillet welding techniques as well as groove welding techniques in the flat and vertical position. Students will move on to FCAW flat plate, horizontal, vertical, and overhead multi-pass t-joint welding techniques. This course will finish with FCAW flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead groove welds with backing on 3/8 plate.

Classroom

ID: CEWLD-810

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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.
$1,249.00
9.60 96

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Prerequisite: CEWLD-810. This course will instruct and assess students in basic American Welding Society (AWS) standards of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW or TIG) processes. Students will learn how to walk the cup on a flat 50/50 build up before progressing to horizontal, vertical, and overhead t-joint multi-pass fillet techniques. Students will finish their GTAW training with flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead open root processes including a root pass, hot pass, fill, and cap on 3/8 v-grooves.

Classroom

ID: CEWLD-820

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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.
$1,299.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$5,346.00
Not including fees and equipment
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
9.00 90

Basic Pipe Welding

Prerequisite: CEWLD- 820. This course will instruct and assess students in basic American Welding Society (AWS) standards of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW or stick) 6 Schedule 80 pipe. Students will learn how to weld SMAW horizontal, vertical, and 45-degree open root joints using E6010 electrodes and fill and cap techniques with E7018 electrodes.

Classroom

ID: CEWLD-830

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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.
$1,249.00
9.60 96

Advanced Pipe Welding

Prerequisite: CEWLD-830. This course will instruct and assess students in the American Welding Society (AWS) standards of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW or TIG) methods and techniques for welding 6 Schedule 80 pipe. Students will learn how to walk the cup on rotated pipe sleeves before progressing on to horizontal, vertical, and 45-degree open root processes including a hot pass, fill, and cap in v-grooves.

Classroom

ID: CEWLD-831

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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.
$1,299.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$2,548.00
Not including fees and equipment
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
3.00 30

Basic Welding for Home Projects

Learn the basics of stick welding, oxy-fuel cutting torches, and review MIG welding skills. With instructor approval and your own materials, our experienced instructors will guide you through the steps to begin your fabrication project. Previous projects have included artwork, oyster tables, carts, trailer repairs, and furniture. It is recommended to have completed the MIG or TIG welding course first, but it is not a requirement.

Classroom

ID: CEWLD-511

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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.
$399.00
3.00 30

MIG Welding Basics

From thin gauge sheet metal to 1/2 thick steel, MIG welding (aka wire feed or GMAW) is versatile and easy to learn. From automotive restoration and boat trailers to lawn mower decks and works of art, this process covers all the bases. Our knowledgeable instructors will teach you about welding machine set-up, safety, and MIG welding basics even if you have no previous welding experience. Required equipment for class: welding helmet, welding cap, MIG gloves, safety glasses, welding jacket, MIG welding pliers, locking pliers, tape measure, work boots and flame- retardant clothing.

Classroom

ID: CEWLD-870

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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.
$399.00
3.00 30

TIG Welding Basics

When precision and control are important, TIG welding (GTAW) is the gold standard. GTAW requires exceptional hand-eye coordination and concentration. Learn TIG welding basics on carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. You can use this process to build racecar chassis and roll cages or repair pontoons and John boats. It is recommended to have completed the MIG welding course first, but it is not a requirement.

Classroom

ID: CEWLD-880

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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.
$399.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$1,197.00
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.