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Wire Welding Certification Preparation, Career Pathway certificate

Student welding 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.

Award information

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

Learn more about Welding and all 15 awards available »


Course listing for the 2021-2022 catalog year.

WLD 131Gas Metal Arc Welding4
WLD 132Gas Metal Arc Welding-Pulse4
WLD 141Flux-Cored Arc Welding I (Gas Shielded)4
WLD 142Flux-Cored Arc Welding II (Self Shielding)4
WLD 152Flux Cored Arc Welding (Gas Shielded) Certification Practice4
WLD 153Flux Cored Arc Welding (Self shielding) Cert. Practice4
Total Credits24

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 (Rock Creek) or Sal Castaneda (Swan Island).

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.

Next steps

Applying to PCC is free and only takes a few minutes.Apply now
Limited entry awards have an additional application process. Learn about the prerequisite requirements for the Welding program.

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