- 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
- Attend a Pathways to Careers Information Session at Central Campus.
- Complete a placement test to determine entry level.
- Verify North Carolina residency.
- Commit to full-time study.
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).
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
Academic Advisor704-330-2722 ext.3067