Using the modular formatted (NCCER) curriculum, students complete all NCCER Level I modules and may earn their national NCCER Level I credential. The curriculum includes blueprint reading, welding safety, oxyfuel cutting, and gas and arc welding. Students complete Level I NCCER modules in the SMAW welding process, including Beads and Fillet Welds and Open V-Groove Welds. This certificate is taught to national welding codes and prepares students for testing and certification for local metal fabrication shops, maintenance welding, and structural steel and specialized welding processes.

Note: To participate, students are required to be equipped with basic safety equipment and tools. These items are not provided and must be purchased by the student.

Required items include:

  • Safety Glasses
  • Welding Gloves
  • Welding Hood (with #10 or #11 lens)
  • Oxyacetylene Goggles for cutting (with #4 or #5 lens)
  • Striker, Wire Brush, Chipping Hammer
  • Protective Clothing (no synthetic blends -100% cotton is recommended)
  • 8” high Steel Toe Boots

Certificate
20 semester hours

Fall

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

WLD-101

0.5

1.5

1

Spring

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

WLD-111

2

6

4

Summer

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

WLD-115

2

6

4