Entry-Level Welding Certificate

Welding student in action

Entry-Level Welding Certificate

Program Code: C50420AA

Our Welding Technology – Entry-Level Welding certification program teaches you about shielded metal arc, tungsten inert gas (TIG), and metal inert gas (MIG) welding. Instruction topics include cutting processes, symbols and specifications, and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) plates.

This is a certificate program and requires fewer credits and less time to complete than a degree or diploma program. Certificate programs can be taken alone but are often taken along with other Industrial Manufacturing programs.

The Welding Technology program also offers degree, diploma, and additional certificate options.

This certificate is also available to high school students through our Career & College Promise program.

Skills You’ll Learn

The Welding Technology program is focused on job-related skills in the following areas:

  • Maintaining and meeting safety protocols in accordance with industry standards while working in the welding, cutting, and fabrication fields of study
  • Demonstrating aptitude with identification, setup, and operation of industry-standard equipment
  • Cutting and joining of metals using a variety of welding processes and various positions
  • Reading and interpreting mechanical drawings, welding symbols, and fabrication requirements

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities for Welding Technology graduates, including:

  • Construction
  • Fabrication
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Self-employment
  • Welding and machine shops

Plan of Study

The recommended course sequence for this program and a complete list of related classes are available in the Academic Catalog. Click the button below to view a copy of this plan of study, which is also available as a PDF.

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Questions others are asking.

We offer several credentials that provide the flexibility you need. Most degree programs last two years and provide the most in-depth study of a particular subject. Diplomas and certificates take less time and are often taken in conjunction with other degree programs. Specialized training is also available for workforce development programs that are completed in less than a year.

Contact Information

Career Programs
Bosch Advanced Manufacturing Center
New Bern Campus

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