Welding Technologies

Academic Certificate

Overview

The Welding Technologies I Certificate prepares students for employment and advancement as welders in the welding industry.

The Academic Welding Certificate is an in-depth training program delivered by a staff of professional welders and AWS Certified Welding Educators and Inspectors. The academic certificate is comprised of 11 individual courses with hands-on training in welding safety, SMAW (Stick), GTAW (TIG), GMAW (MIG), FCAW (Flux-Core), OFC (Oxy-Fuel Cutting), CAC-A (Arc Gouging), PAC (Plasma Cutting), and stainless steel, aluminum, and pipe welding. The extensive lab objectives include everything from basic welding processes to the most advanced techniques, like walking the cup and 6010 open-root pipes.

The Academic Welding Certificate features in-depth lecture content in isometric pipe drawings, job estimation, AWS D1.1 and API 1104 welding codes, metallurgy, blueprint reading, welding symbols, and destructive and non-destructive testing. As an accredited program, the entire certificate applies toward an Associate’s Degree in General Technologies.

At the completion of the program, students may have an opportunity to become certified in 6G Pipe or structural plate with unlimited thickness. Whether your goal is to become a production welding technician, a certified nuclear pipe welder, or anything in between, the Academic Welding Program will prepare you for a successful career as a professional welder.

Students must meet the required placement test scores before enrolling in curriculum courses.

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 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 degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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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.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(10 Credit Hours)
WLD-102 Introduction to Welding

Introduction to Welding

ID: WLD-102

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers the principles of welding, cutting, and basic procedures for safety in using welding equipment.

2
WLD-103 Print Reading I

Print Reading I

ID: WLD-103

Credit Hours: 1

This is a basic course which includes the fundamentals of print reading, the meaning of lines, views, dimensions, notes, specifications, and structural shapes. Welding symbols and assembly drawings as used in fabrication work are also covered.

1
WLD-104 Gas Welding and Cutting

Gas Welding and Cutting

ID: WLD-104

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers gas welding, brazing, soldering, and cutting of metals.

2
WLD-140 Weld Testing

Weld Testing

ID: WLD-140

Credit Hours: 1

This is an introductory course in destructive and non-destructive testing of welded joints.

1
WLD-111 Arc Welding I

Arc Welding I

ID: WLD-111

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers the safety, equipment, and skills used in the shielded mental arc welding process. Fillet welds are made to visual criteria in several positions.

4
Semester 2
(10 Credit Hours)
WLD-105 Print Reading II

Print Reading II

ID: WLD-105

Credit Hours: 1

This course includes print reading, including welding symbols and their applications to pipe fabrication. Basic sketching of piping symbols, single line and double line pipe drawings, material estimating, template layout and how templates are used in pipe layouts are included.

1
WLD-113 Arc Welding II

Arc Welding II

ID: WLD-113

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of arc welding of ferrous and/or non-ferrous metals.

4
WLD-134 Inert Gas Welding Non-Ferrous

Inert Gas Welding Non-Ferrous

ID: WLD-134

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers fundamentals techniques for welding non-ferrous mentals.

3
WLD-136 Advanced Inert Gas Welding

Advanced Inert Gas Welding

ID: WLD-136

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers the techniques for all positions of welding ferrous and non-ferrous mentals.

2
Semester 3
(8 Credit Hours)
WLD-154 Pipe Fitting and Weldling

Pipe Fitting and Weldling

ID: WLD-154

Credit Hours: 4

This is a basic course in fitting and welding pipe joints, either ferrous or non-ferrous, using standard processes.

4
WLD-170 Qualification Welding

Qualification Welding

ID: WLD-170

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers the procedures and practices used in taking welder qualification tests.

4
  Total Credit Hours 28
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$4,984.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(3 Credit Hours)
WLD-102 Introduction to Welding

Introduction to Welding

ID: WLD-102

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers the principles of welding, cutting, and basic procedures for safety in using welding equipment.

2
WLD-103 Print Reading I

Print Reading I

ID: WLD-103

Credit Hours: 1

This is a basic course which includes the fundamentals of print reading, the meaning of lines, views, dimensions, notes, specifications, and structural shapes. Welding symbols and assembly drawings as used in fabrication work are also covered.

1
Semester 2
(7 Credit Hours)
WLD-104 Gas Welding and Cutting

Gas Welding and Cutting

ID: WLD-104

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers gas welding, brazing, soldering, and cutting of metals.

2
WLD-140 Weld Testing

Weld Testing

ID: WLD-140

Credit Hours: 1

This is an introductory course in destructive and non-destructive testing of welded joints.

1
WLD-111 Arc Welding I

Arc Welding I

ID: WLD-111

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers the safety, equipment, and skills used in the shielded mental arc welding process. Fillet welds are made to visual criteria in several positions.

4
Semester 3
(5 Credit Hours)
WLD-105 Print Reading II

Print Reading II

ID: WLD-105

Credit Hours: 1

This course includes print reading, including welding symbols and their applications to pipe fabrication. Basic sketching of piping symbols, single line and double line pipe drawings, material estimating, template layout and how templates are used in pipe layouts are included.

1
WLD-113 Arc Welding II

Arc Welding II

ID: WLD-113

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of arc welding of ferrous and/or non-ferrous metals.

4
Semester 4
(5 Credit Hours)
WLD-134 Inert Gas Welding Non-Ferrous

Inert Gas Welding Non-Ferrous

ID: WLD-134

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers fundamentals techniques for welding non-ferrous mentals.

3
WLD-136 Advanced Inert Gas Welding

Advanced Inert Gas Welding

ID: WLD-136

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers the techniques for all positions of welding ferrous and non-ferrous mentals.

2
Semester 5
(8 Credit Hours)
WLD-154 Pipe Fitting and Weldling

Pipe Fitting and Weldling

ID: WLD-154

Credit Hours: 4

This is a basic course in fitting and welding pipe joints, either ferrous or non-ferrous, using standard processes.

4
WLD-170 Qualification Welding

Qualification Welding

ID: WLD-170

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers the procedures and practices used in taking welder qualification tests.

4
  Total Credit Hours 28
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$4,984.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Welder

Welder for manufacturing, construction, automotive, and general maintenance.

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 Training

A welder could receive additional training to become a supervisor or own their own welding company.