Welding/Maintenance & Fabrication

Welding/Maintenance & Fabrication

Technical Diploma

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

At A Glance

How You'll Learn

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On Campus

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Online Classes

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Multiple Start Dates

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Flexible Pace


2022 Start Dates

January 5 May 2 September 6
February 7 June 6 October 3
March 1 July 11 November 7


2023 Start Dates

January 9 May 8
February 6 June 5
March 6 July 3

 

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

$2,856*

*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

What You'll Learn

  • Demonstrate industry-recognized safety practices
  • Produce Gas Metal Arc Welds (GMAW)
  • Produce shielded metal arc welds (SMAW)
  • Perform cutting operations

Your Potential Careers

  • Welder
  • Cutter
  • Solderer
  • Brazer

Median Annual Salary

$39,106 $42,134 $40,889
Local State National

EMSI 2020.1

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