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Advanced Welding Technology, O.C.


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Banner Code: AWTC

Occupational Certificate

(1800 clock hours) (60 occupational credits)


The Advanced Welding Technology program offers training to prepare students to become skilled welders. The total program, including preparation for American Welding Society (AWS) qualification testing, requires a minimum of 750 hours of preparation. Graduates will be taught techniques that include pipe fitting, and advanced welding skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) processes for pipe and heavy wall pipe welding, as well as identifying skills required to work within emerging welding technologies such as pulse welding, submerged arc welding, and robotics, to name a few. The program prepares students to meet industry standards to help secure employment opportunities. Seating is limited. Students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to make groove welds with SMAW on pipe in the 45 degree inclined (6G) position that can pass a specified standard or destructive test to determine soundness of weld. 
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to make groove welds with GTAW and SMAW on pipe in the 45 degree inclined (6G) position that can pass a specified standard or destructive test to determine soundness of weld.

To be eligible for this program a student must:

  • be at least 16 years old and either a high school graduate or have a GED certificate, or be a nonhigh school graduate who has been out of high school at least six months
  • take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and score a minimum 576 reading, 596 math, and 584 language by the end of the program.

Required Courses


Advanced Welding Technology Total: 1800 clock hours, 60 occupational credits


In order to successfully graduate from this program a student must:

  • pass courses with a D or better while maintaining a 2.0 GPA
  • pass TABE with a minimum of 576 reading, 596 math, and 584 language.  Students may be exempt from TABE test based on completion of college level courses in Math and English with a grade of C or better. Contact advisor for more information. Vice President approval required for exemptions based on college level courses.  Students who are exempt from developmental education based on Senate Bill 1720, identified by a test code of SBEX on their test score record, are also exempt from TABE requirements. 

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