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Maritime Shipfitter and Welder, Career Pathway certificate

Two welding students with hard hats onThe Maritime Shipfitter and Welding Certificate program provides training in advanced fabrication and welding techniques. Focus includes:

  • Blueprint reading
  • Fabrication techniques
  • OxyFuel Cutting
  • Carbon Arc Gouging (CAC-A)
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)Other skills applied to a shipyard work environment.

You will test for a range of maritime recognized certifications including ABS, AWS and NAVSEA.

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Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Career Pathway Certificate: Maritime Shipfitter and WelderLess than 1 yearLimited entry, see how
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Course listing for the 2023-2024 catalog year.

WLD 193Maritime Fabrication I4
WLD 194Maritime Fabrication II4
WLD 195Maritime Welding Certification Practice4
Total Credits12

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