Welding

applied technology

Spring Start Date
Jan. 19, 2021

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 aligns with industry credentials outlined by the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 and/or D17.1 standards, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler Pressure Vessel Code IX, and/or American Petroleum Institute (API) 1104 standards.

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

Requirements

You must be 18 years of age to work in industry and wear proper attire. Prescription safety glasses with side shields are required if you wear prescription glasses.

Virtual Enrollment Session Attendance

Welding

Advisor Office Hours: 
Mon - Fri: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Office Number:  (602) 286-8633

Enrollment Sessions: Mondays, from 3 to 4 p.m.Thursdays, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

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Clock Hour Program

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

Program Location

Central City 

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Certificates

Start dates vary and are subject to change. See start dates here

Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Ferrous and Non-Ferrous

Certificate #1116 (Day)  and #1117 (Night)  |  630 hr/7-8 mo  |  $4,637

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) prepares students for aerospace industry code certification testing in the gas tungsten arc welding process in carbon steel and stainless-steel (ferrous metals) and aluminum (non-ferrous). An AAS in Welding as well as certificates in the following areas of specialization also are available: Welding: Gas Metal / Flux Cored Arc Welding (GMAW)/(FCAW), Welding: Shielded Metal Arc welding (SMAW) Plate, Welding: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Pipe, and Welding: Shielded Metal Arc welding (SMAW) Plate and Pipe.

Welding: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Pipe and Plate

Certificates #1130 (Day) and #1131 (Night)  |  630 hr/7-8 mo  |  $4,735

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Pipe prepares students to complete industry certification on carbon steel pipe. An AAS in Welding as well as certificates in the following areas of specialization also are available: Welding: Gas Metal / Flux Cored Arc Welding (GMAW)/(FCAW), Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Ferrous, Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Non-Ferrous.

Welding: Fundamentals (Closed for Spring 2021)

Certificates #1110 (Day) and #1111 (Night)  |  630 hr/7-8 mo  |  $4,725

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Welding: Fundamentals prepares students to work in industry using oxy-fuel welding and cutting (OFW) (OFC) and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) processes. This certificate provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills required to work with modern industrial welding equipment using advanced welding techniques including gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW) and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). An AAS in Welding as well as certificates in the following areas of specialization are also available: Welding: Gas Metal/Flux Cored Arc Welding (GMAW)/(FCAW), Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Ferrous, Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Non-Ferrous, Welding: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Plate, and Welding: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Pipe

Welding: Pipe and Plate (Closed for Spring 2021)

Certificate #1770 (Day)  and #1775 (Night)  |  828 hr/8-9 mo 

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Welding: Pipe and Plate introduces various disciplines such as gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) processes and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). Learn foundational skills and knowledge in the basics of plate and pipe welding in accordance with welding codes including American Welding Society D1.1, American Petroleum Institute-1104 Code and/or the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler Pressure Vessel Code. 

Welding: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (Closed for Spring 2021)

Certificates #1124 (Day) and #1125 (Night)  |  630 hr/7-8 mo  |  $4,500

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Welding: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) prepares students to complete industry certification on carbon steel. An AAS in Welding as well as certificates in the following areas of specialization are also available: Welding: Gas Metal / Flux Cored Arc Welding (GMAW)/(FCAW), Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Ferrous, Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Non-Ferrous, and Welding: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Pipe.

Start Dates

*Day program months based on 24 hours a week/4 weeks a month. Night program months based on 20 hours a week/4 weeks a month. Actual completion times may vary. Costs include tuition, lab and estimated book fees. Amount based on current estimates and will vary. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year.