Welding/Maintenance & Fabrication

Technical Diploma

About the Welding Maintenance and Fabrication Program

This industry recognized credential provides the skills necessary to entry-level employment in the field. All competencies apply to the welding technical diploma degree.

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Program Outline

Course # Course Title Credits
1044211200 Print Reading for Manufacturing 4.00
10442112C01 Print Interpretation and Weld Symbols 1.00
10442112C02 Print Reading and Sketching 3.00


1044215800 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2.00
10442158C01 Shielded Arc Welding on Carbon Steel 1.5

Shielded Arc Welding AWS Testing on Carbon Steel



1044215900 Gas Metal Arc Welding 3.00
10442159C01 Gas Metal Arc Welding on Carbon Steel 2.00
10442159C02 Gas Metal Arc Welding AWS Testing on Carbon Steel 1.00


1044216300 Weld Inspection and Testing 1.00
10442163C01 Weld Inspection and Testing 1.00


1044217200 Safety in Manufacturing 1.00
10442172C01 Workplace Safety 0.50
10442172C02 OSHA 10 Certification 0.25
10442172C03 Forklift Certification 0.25


1044217300 Thermal Cutting 1.00

Thermal Cutting



1044217400 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding 3.00
10442174C01 Gas Metal Arc Welding-P on Stainless Steel 1.00

Gas Metal Arc Welding-P AWS Testing on Stainless Steel

10442174C03 Gas Metal Arc Welding-P on Aluminum 1.00
10442174C0 Gas Metal Arc Welding-P AWS Testing on Aluminum 0.5


3180430200 Applied Technical Mathematics 2.00
31804302C01 Geometry Skills 1.00
31804302C02 Math Skills 1.00


At A Glance

How You'll Learn


On Campus


Online Classes

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Multiple Start Dates

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Personalized Pace

2020 Start Dates

January 8 May 8 September 2
February 3 June 1 October 5
March 2 July 6 November 2

2021 Start Dates

January 6 March 1 June 7
February 1 May 7 July 5

What is Competency-Based Education?

Competency-Based Education (CBE) is learning at your own pace by mastering competencies through demonstration. Once all competencies for a program have been assessed and mastered, students will earn a certificate, diploma, or degree.

Approximate Cost


*Based on 10-level courses - materials, books, and fees may be additional

Student Equipment

Students are required to purchase welding kits through the college bookstore or obtain the minimum tools and equipment listed to be able to successfully complete coursework and performance assessments in the welding lab.

  • Safety glasses
  • Welders gloves MIG and TIG
  • Chipping hammer
  • Welding beanie
  • 8-way welder pliers
  • Soapstone holder
  • Triple flint spark lighter
  • Tape measure
  • Weld fillet gauge
  • Mag tool
  • Material handling gloves
  • Backhand pad
  • Tool bag
  • Welder pencils
  • Auto darkening helmet
  • Lens cover
  • Welding jacket

Your Potential Careers

  • Welder
  • Cutter
  • Solderer
  • Brazer

Get Started

Your application can be submitted online, it takes just a few minutes to complete.

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