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

Degrees Offered - Welding Technology Advanced Level Option (Certificate)

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Take your welding skills to the next level with our advanced level certificate of proficiency.

Our program is designed to train you in the fundamentals of higher level welding skills. Our top-notch professors will introduce you to pipe welding and also teach you gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). These skills, along with our instruction in Welding Codes, will give you a step up on your workforce peers.

The advanced level certificate is perfect for students who are wanting to further their welding careers. The program is designed to qualify the student for entry-level code welding for industry.

Catalog Year
Degree Type
Available Online
Available Hybrid
Degree Plan

TSI Exempt


WLDG 1204 Fundamentals of Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting


WLDG 1428 Introduction to Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)


WLDG 2443 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

First Semester  

WLDG 1435 Introduction to Pipe Welding (#)


WLDG 2453 Advanced Pipe Welding (#)

Second Semester  

WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (+)


WLDG 2451 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (+)

Summer Session I  

WLDG 1327 Welding Codes and Standards (^)

Total Semester Hours 29

NOTE: Department-specific courses must be taken sequentially and may have a prerequisite course. Exceptions must be approved in writing by the department chair. Some courses are only offered during Fall or Spring semesters but not both. Please plan accordingly.
# Indicates course only taught in the fall semester
+ Indicates course only taught in the spring semester
^ Indicates course only taught in the summer semester

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.

All new students are required to attend welding orientation.

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