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 them.
Cisco College's welding program offers flexible scheduling, which enables students to register for full-time or part-time depending upon their needs. We offer both day and evening courses. All welding courses offer 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 is no special selection criteria for this program.
What Can This Program Do For You
Potential Career Paths
Certified Welding Inspector
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Welding Level II Certificate Plan
First Semester Second Semester WLDG 1421 Welding Fundamentals 4 WLDG 1317 Intro to Layout & Fab 3 WLDG 1430 Intro Gas Metal Arc Welding 4 WLDG 1434 Intro to GTAW 4 WLDG 1412 Intro to FCAW 4 WLDG 1435 Intro to Pipe Welding 4 TOTAL 12 TOTAL 11 Third Semester Fourth Semester WLDG 2435 Adv Layout and Fabrication 4 WLDG 1413 Intro to Blueprint Reading 4 WLDG 2443 Adv SMAW 4 WLDG 2451 Adv GTAW 4 WLDG 2452 Adv FCAW 4 WLDG 2453 Adv Pipe Welding 4 TOTAL 12 TOTAL 12 TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS 47
Advanced Welding Level I Certificate Plan
First Semester Second Semester WLDG 2435 Adv Layout and Fabrication 4 WLDG 1413 Intro to Blueprint Reading 4 WLDG 2443 Adv SMAW 4 WLDG 2451 Adv GTAW 4 WLDG 2452 Adv FCAW 4 WLDG 2453 Adv Pipe Welding 4 TOTAL 12 TOTAL 12 TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS 24
Welding Level I Certificate Plan
First Semester Second Semester WLDG 1421 Welding Fundamentals 4 WLDG 1317 Intro to Layout & Fabrication 3 WLDG 1430 Intro to Gas Metal Arc Welding 4 WLDG 1434 Intro to GTAW 4 WLDG 1412 Intro to FCAW 4 WLDG 1435 Intro to Pipe Welding 4 TOTAL 12 TOTAL 11 TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS 23
Basic Welder Marketable Skills Plan
WLDG 1421 Welding Fundamentals 4 WLDG 1430 Intro Gas Metal Arc Welding 4 WLDG 1435 Intro Pipe Welding 4 TOTAL HOURS 12
Cisco College provided a foundation of the essential skills and knowledge that any student needs in order to be successful. One of the many highlights is the small classroom sizes which allow for consistent interaction with faculty. Their courses are affordable and flexible enough to allow time for other commitments, and the campus is easily accessible.
– Alex Bryant