Trained individuals are in high demand for the fast-growing welding industry. Cisco College’s welding certificate program provides intense training in the major welding processes such as shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Certificates also include supportive courses in welding blue print reading, and welding layout and fabrication. At the completion of each certificate, the student must pass a capstone procedural event designed to demonstrate mastery of the skills learned in that certificate. Optional AWS (American Welding Society) procedural testing is available at a reduced cost if the student desires.

Cisco College's welding program offers flexible scheduling, which enables students to register for full-time or part-time, depending upon their needs. Cisco College offers both day and evening courses. All welding courses use a hands on approach, allowing students more time to develop specific welding skills utilized in the welding industry. Our classes are a combination of lecture/lab training. All of our welding instructors are experienced welders and currently work in the welding industry, because we believe it is very important that students learn from instructors who are knowledgeable in the welding processes they teach.


There are no special selection criteria for this program.

Please see pages 105-108 of the Cisco College Course Catalog for complete course information.

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Welding Level II Certificate Four semesters
Advanced Welding Level I Certificate Two semesters
Welding Level I Certificate Two semesters
Basic Welder Marketable Skills One semester

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Potential Career Paths






    Certified Welding Inspector

    Distributor Owner

    Sales Rep

    Metal Sculpture

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Meet the Faculty

Duane Boudreau

Adjunct Instructor - Welding
Abilene Campus

Curriculum Vitae