Welding Technician

Program Highlights:

  • Work-readiness and occupational specific training
  • Contextualized support classes
  • College preparation courses
  • GED preparation course, if necessary
  • 2 Semesters.  Total credits earned upon successful completion: 18

Admission Requirements:

Program Location:

Harper Campus

Certificates Earned:

Certificate in Welding Technology with a Specialization in Entry-Level Welding


  • WLD 110 Cutting Processes (2 credits)
  • WLD 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate (5 credits)
  • WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW Plate (4 credits)
  • WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate (4 credits)
  • WLD 141 Symbols and Specifications (3 credits)

Qualities of a Successful Welder:

  • Enjoys daily satisfaction of hands-on–work;
  • Able to work in a physically demanding environment;
  • Appreciates working independently;
  • Communicates in an effective manner;
  • Enjoys working in a detailed-oriented environment;
  • Willingness to work flexible hours;
  • Capable of operating heavy machinery (i.e. small forklifts).

Career Paths:

Upon completion, the entry-level welder may receive additional on-the-job training and specialize in any or all of the following:

  • Metal fabrication
  • Aircraft welding
  • Motorsports/automotive welding
  • Construction or pipe welding
  • Welding equipment sales
  • Welding quality control

Additional Information:

Call Nadya Maisak 704-330-6912 or email nadya.maisak@cpcc.edu.