Programs of Study
Structural Steel Welding
Degree Type: Certificate
Semester Credit Hours: 18
First Semester - 18 SCH
WLDG 1323 - Welding Safety, Tools, and Equipment
WLDG 1425 - Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting
WLDG 1407 - Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes
WLDG 1313 - Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders
WLDG 1457 - Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
Teamwork; cultural diversity; apply technology to work; construction and industrial safety; oxy-fuel welding and cutting; power sources; electrode selection; shielded metal arc welding; gas metal arc welding and cutting; gas tungsten arc welding; flux-cored arc welding; blueprint reading; masurement; layout and fabrication; fillet welds; V-groove welds; plate welding; pipe welding; and 1G, 2G, 3G positions.
Students earning the Structural Steel Welding certificate will demonstrate proficiency by taking the American Welding Society Certification Test (3G) on plate using SMAW welding process.
Texas wage data: workers on average earn $36,210; 10% of workers earn $27,030 or less; 10% of workers earn $53,290 or more.
Blueprint reading; layout, cutting and fitting parts; tack and production welding; finishing and material handling; welding fabricators; shop supervisors; estimators and shop owners; and structural steel welder.
High School Endorsements
Business and Industry
Additional Educational Opportunities
Associate of Arts in Applied Science; Bachelor of Arts in Applied Science