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Welding Technology, Certificate Competency (WLD)

Effective: Spring 2016

The Welding Technology Certificate provides training in the field of industrial welding. This Certificate offers practical training and relevant theory in Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux cored Arc Welding, Oxy-fuel Welding and Cutting, Plasma Cutting, as well Welding Inspection.

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic competencies in the four primary welding processes used in industry today.
  • Use welding electrodes in four positions.
  • Interpret blueprints and welding symbols.
  • Apply non-destructive testing required in industry.
  • Demonstrate mastery of knowledge of basic metallurgy.
  • Employ occupational safety and health principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of inspection principles and practices.

The College will award a certificate of competency to students who complete an approved credit-bearing career program that requires less than 30 credits. General education courses may not be required for programs that have less than 30 credits. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. At least six credit hours must be in courses that are awarded grade points.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
WLD 100 Introduction to Welding 2
WLD 101 Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting 2
WLD 103 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I 2
WLD 104 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II 2
Second Semester
WLD 105 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding I 2
WLD 106 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding II 2
WLD 111 Printing Reading and Shop Math for Fabricators 3
Welding Elective 2
Third Semester
WLD 200 Gas Metal Arc I 2
WLD 202 Advanced Shielded Arc Welding I 2
WLD 204 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I 2
Fourth Semester
WLD 201 Gas Metal Arc II 2
WLD 203 Advanced Shielded Arc Welding II 2
WLD 205 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II 2
 Total Hours29

Part-Time Evening Schedule 

The WLD courses are all offered in the evening except for WLD 101 Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting

Students with advising questions should speak to the Welding coordinator, Patrick Dougherty @ 610-359-5114

First Semester
WLD 100Introduction to Welding2
WLD 103Shielded Metal Arc Welding I2
Second Semester
WLD 104Shielded Metal Arc Welding II2
WLD 200Gas Metal Arc I2
Third Semester
WLD 105Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding I2
WLD 111Printing Reading and Shop Math for Fabricators 13
Any Semester Course *
Fourth Semester
WLD 106Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding II2
WLD 201Gas Metal Arc II2
Fifth Semester
WLD 202Advanced Shielded Arc Welding I2
WLD 204Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I2
Any Semester Course *
Sixth Semester
WLD 203Advanced Shielded Arc Welding II2
WLD 205Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II2
Any Semester*
WLD 101Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting 22
Welding Electives2-3
Welding Codes and Specifications
Welding Metallurgy 1
Total Hours29-30

WLD 111 and WLD 154 are offered in the evenings and late afternoon on an alternating semester rotation.


WLD 101 may not be offered in the evening. Check schedule.


Any Semester Course may be taken in any order. 

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