Welding

Welding

Program Tabs

Program Overview

Welding is the process of joining together (metal pieces or parts) by heating the surfaces to the point of melting using a blowtorch, electric arc, or other means, and uniting them by pressing, hammering, etc. You have the opportunity to learn several welding processes for various applications. The program goes hand-in-hand by standards and practices outline by the American Welding Society.

Successful completion of your hours makes you eligible to apply for graduation to receive your certificate of competency. 

Requirements

Generally students must be 18 to work in industry; wear proper attire. Prescription safety glasses with side shields are required if your wear prescription glasses.

Certification

Certificates may be earned in Advanced Welding and in Welding NCCER.

Careers

You may look forward to jobs in large or small shops, manufacturing facilities, marine and watercraft industries and construction sites. 

You also may take advantage of career services to gain skills in interviewing, resume writing, looking for a job and other career guidance. Through these services you will be better prepared to complete successful interviews and attain employment.

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Clock Hour Program

Clock-based certificates are training programs that provide skills for quick entry into the workforce. The clock-hour programs have specific year-round start dates.

Program Locations

Central City Campus 

Job Titles

Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters**

Program Cost

Certificate of Competency - Advanced Welding I:  $6,549*
Certificate of Competency - Advanced Welding II:  $6,798*
Certificate of Competency - Advanced Welding III:  $6,476*

Median Salary

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Consumer Info:
Advanced Welding I (Day)
Advanced Welding I (Night)
Advanced Welding II (Day)
Advanced Welding II (Night)
Advanced Welding III (Day)
Advanced Welding III (Night)
Welding Level I (Day)  (Pertains to students enrolled before June 30, 2017)
Combination Welder-2 Process: MIG/TIG (Pertains to students enrolled before June 30, 2017)
Combination Welder-3 Process (Pertains to students enrolled before June 30, 2017)
Combination Welder-3 Process with Intro to Pipe Welding (Pertains to students enrolled before June 30, 2017)
Combination Welder-4 Process (Pertains to students enrolled before June 30, 2017)
TIG Welder/TIG Fingertip Welder (Pertains to students enrolled before June 30, 2017)
Combination Welder-2 Process: ARC/FLUX (Pertains to students enrolled before June 30, 2017)

 

* Months based on 24 hours a week/4 weeks a month. Costs include tuition, lab fees and an estimated book cost. Amount based on current estimates and will vary.

** For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, as well as wage and employment trend information.

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Announcements

The Machining and Welding programs are participating in a federally funded TAACCCT grant as part of a state-wide consortium, along with Estrella Mountain Community College locally. 

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Degrees & Certificates

Certificates

ADVANCED WELDING I

Certificates #1760 (Day) and #1765 (Evening)

You will study welding theory in the classroom under the National Center of Construction Education and Research curriculum. Gain skills in the welding lab in accordance with welding codes including: American Welding Society D1.1 (structure code) and, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Learn about thermal cutting processes with oxygen-fuel, plasma arc cutting and air carbon arc gouging, as well as shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux core arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding processes.

ADVANCED WELDING II

Certificates #1770 (Day) and #1775 (Evening)

You will learn the basics to pipe welding, including techniques for shielded metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding processes. Develop skills to industry standards and American Petroleum Institute-1104 Code, along with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler Pressure Vessel Code.

ADVANCED WELDING III

Certificate #1780 (Day) and #1785 (Evening)

You will learn welding theory in the classroom using the National Center of Construction Education and Research curriculum. We develop skills through performance tasks in the welding lab in accordance with American Welding Society D17.1 Sheet Materials in Aircraft and Aerospace welding code. Training in various welding processes: gas metal arc welding gas, gas tungsten arc welding, and gas metal arc welding techniques for aluminum.

Program Number Completion Time* Program Costs*
Advanced Welding I 1760 (day) & 1765 (night) 900 hr | 10 mo/12 mo  $6,513
Advanced Welding II 1770 (day) & 1775 (night) 900 hr | 10 mo/12 mo $6,637
Advanced Welding III 1780 (day) & 1785 (night) 800 hr | 10 mo/12 mo  $5,951

 

*Day program months based on 24 hours a week/4 weeks a month. Actual completion times may vary. Night program months based on 20 hours a week/4 weeks a month. Costs include tuition and lab fees. Amount based on current estimates and will vary.

Start Dates

Contact Us
Al Gaiser
Instructor
(602) 238-4311