Degrees Offered - Welding Technology Entry Level Option (Certificate) | TJC

Degrees Offered - Welding Technology Entry Level Option (Certificate)

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Welders join metal parts using heat and/or pressure to form a permanent bond. Our entry level certificate of proficiency in Welding Technology provides you with a fast track to using the skills you learn in the real world.

Our highly qualified professors will teach you hands-on using the equipment and safety practices for several different welding processes. Additionally, you will learn blueprint reading as well as layout and fabrication skills.

Come take your first step to a new career

Catalog Year
Degree Type
Available Online
Available Hybrid
Degree Plan

TSI Exempt

Fall Semester  

WLDG 1204 Fundamentals of Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting


WLDG 1313 Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders


WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

Spring Semester  

WLDG 2443 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)


WLDG 1317 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication


WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

Summer Session 1  

WLDG 1312 Introduction to Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

Total Semester Hours 23

NOTE: Applicants must meet the admission requirements for TJC and take the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test.  Bennett test scores will not be used to exclude a student from enrollment in the program.

NOTE: Department-specific courses must be taken in sequence and may have a prerequisite course. Exceptions must be approved in writing by the department chair.

All new students are required to attend welding orientation.

All required WLDG courses must be completed with a "C" or better.