Maritime Welding, Career Pathway certificate

Three welding students standing in a shipyard

The Maritime Welding Certificate provides training in welding theory and application for the marine industry will be the primary emphasis of your learning. Focus includes:

  • Ship Fitting
  • Oxyfuel Cutting
  • Carbon Arc Gouging (CAC-A)
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

You will gain knowledge and skills to be able to weld both indoor and the outdoor settings in all weather conditions and in confined spaces.

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

After completing this certificate, you can apply for entry-level welding positions. The maritime welding content will give students you a competitive advantage for positions in shipyard environments.

Individualized coaching

As a Career Pathway student, you can get one-on-one support to help you access resources, services, and employment. You may also be eligible for financial support to help you with the costs of college.

Get connected

Award information

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Career Pathway Certificate: Maritime WeldingLess than 1 yearLimited entry, see how to get into this program

Learn more about Welding and all 17 awards available »


Course listing for the 2024-2025 catalog year.

WLD 190Maritime Welding Basics4
WLD 191Maritime Flux Cored Arc Welding I 4
WLD 192Maritime Flux Cored Arc Welding II4
Total Credits12

Career exploration

fa solid fa laptop Self-help with career coach

Take a career self-assessment to learn more about yourself and careers in this industry, and browse data on wages and employment trends.

fa solid fa user friends Career Services

PCC’s Career Services staff can help you match your talents to rewarding professions.

Next steps

See how to get into this program.Get started now

Not quite ready to apply?

We can help you get the information you need.