Welder - Licensed (Certificate N0643)

Technology and Health Division
Certificate N0643

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the broad field of welding, including manufacturing construction, fabrication and repair. Through theoretical and hand-on skills coursework students prepare for industry licensing with an understanding of current guidelines and standards. Particular emphasis is placed on those competencies required for certification in structural steel welding. Course sequences can be modified to reflect industry experience or other individual needs.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
WELD 40Introduction to Welding 12
WELD 50Oxyacetylene Welding2
WELD 51Basic Electric Arc Welding2
WELD 53AWelding Metallurgy3
WELD 60Print Reading and Computations for Welders3
WELD 70ABeginning Arc Welding3
WELD 70BIntermediate Arc Welding3
WELD 70CCertification for Welders3
WELD 80Construction Fabrication and Welding3
WELD 81Pipe and Tube Welding3
Total Units27

Note: Any higher level welding courses may be substituted for WELD 40.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to: .

  • Be technically competent.
  • Be employed or seeking employment in their area or a related area.
  • Identify print views, lines, and dimensioning methods.

​Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
WELD 40 Introduction to Welding 2
WELD 50 Oxyacetylene Welding 2
WELD 51 Basic Electric Arc Welding 2
WELD 70A Beginning Arc Welding 3
Spring Term 1
WELD 53A Welding Metallurgy 3
WELD 80 Construction Fabrication and Welding 3
WELD 70B Intermediate Arc Welding 3
Certificate: Welding E0919 9  
Submit petition: inside.mtsac.edu, Student Tab#45 5  
Fall Term 2
WELD 60 Print Reading and Computations for Welders 3
WELD 81 Pipe and Tube Welding 3
WELD 70C Certification for Welders 3
Certificate: Welder Licensed N0643 3  
Submit petition: inside.mtsac.edu, Student Tab#45 5  
 Total Units27
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