Program Description

The major goal of the program is to fulfill a community need to achieve competencies in reading blueprints, beginning and advanced Arc Welding, Oxy-Fuel, pipe, MIG & TIG welding, along with communication and metallurgy.


Welding Technology Certificate Program Requirements (34 credits total)

Communication (3 credits)

ENGL 1210 (Technical Communications)                                                       


Mathematics (3 credits)

MATH 1170 (Technical Mathematics)                                                             

Welding Technology Core Requirements (28 credits)

WLDT 101 (Blue Print Reading)                                                                      

WLDT 105 (Arc Welding I)                                                                               

WLDT 107 (Advanced Arc Welding)                                                                

WLDT 108 (Oxyacetylene Welding)                                                               

WLDT 130 (Pipe Welding)                                                                                                           

WLDT 142 (M.I.G. Welding)                                                                                   

WLDT 143 (T.I.G. Welding)                                         


Career and Educational Advancement Opportunities

The Certificate in Welding Technology is designed for students who would like to obtain a certificate or plan to continue on to obtain a higher degree, or for students seeking qualification for entry level work in the welding trades.

Contact and Advising Information

Information about the certificate in welding technology is available from the Advisement Center at 505.925.8560 or at, or the Business and Industrial Technologies Division at 505.925.8711.