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Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certification, Career Pathway certificate

Welding student wearing equipment standing in front of metal pieces in the shop

Welding Career Pathways prepares you to build on your problem solving, restoration, and analytical skills. This is a great option for those wanting to join a field that has plenty of opportunities to gain marketable skills that lead to further advancement.

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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.

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Award information

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Career Pathway Certificate: Shielded Metal Arc Welding CertificationLess than 1 year

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Course listing for the 2022-2023 catalog year.

WLD 111Shielded Metal Arc Welding (E7024) and Oxy-acetylene Cutting4
WLD 112Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Mild Steel I (E7018)4
WLD 113Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Mild Steel II (E7018)4
WLD 151SMAW Certification Practice: Unlimited Thickness Mild Steel4
Total Credits16

Finish your degree

The Welding Career Pathway certificates lead to additional certificates and degrees. Continue your education to give yourself more job opportunities and career advancement.

Program cost

Use the cost calculator to see the estimated costs. For a more detailed cost sheet contact Annette Murphy.

Is it for me?

Career Pathway certificates are for high school and equivalent graduates. If you do not meet all the placement recommendations, contact us for other options.

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