2022-2023 Catalog

Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder (FS31) Certificate

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Program Description:

The Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder Technical Certificate of credit prepares students for careers in the welding and joining industry. This certificate emphasizes arc welding in the flat position and is pre-requisite to the advanced certificate.

Entrance Date: Fall Semester

Education Requirements: High School diploma or GED® is not required to enter or graduate from the program.

Required Courses (12 Credit Hours)

WELD 1000Introduction to Welding Technology


WELD 1010Oxyfuel and Plasma Cutting


WELD 1040Flat Shielded Metal Arc Welding


Total Credit Hours: 12 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation