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.

Prerequisites

There is no special selection criteria for this program.

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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
ProFrac Fast Track Partnership 8-16 weeks

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Welding Level II Certificate Plan
    First SemesterSecond Semester
    WLDG 1421 Welding Fundamentals4WLDG 1317 Intro to Layout & Fab3
    WLDG 1430 Intro Gas Metal Arc Welding4WLDG 1434 Intro to GTAW4
    WLDG 1412 Intro to FCAW4WLDG 1435 Intro to Pipe Welding4
    TOTAL12TOTAL11
    Third SemesterFourth Semester
    WLDG 2435 Adv Layout and Fabrication4WLDG 1413 Intro to Blueprint Reading4
    WLDG 2443 Adv SMAW4WLDG 2451 Adv GTAW4
    WLDG 2452 Adv FCAW4WLDG 2435 Adv Pipe Welding4
    TOTAL12TOTAL12
    TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS47


  • Advanced Welding Level I Certificate Plan
    First SemesterSecond Semester
    WLDG 2435 Adv Layout and Fabrication4WLDG 1413 Intro to Blueprint Reading4
    WLDG 2443 Adv SMAW4WLDG 2451 Adv GTAW4
    WLDG 2452 Adv FCAW4WLDG 2435 Adv Pipe Welding4
    TOTAL12TOTAL12
    TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS24
  • Welding Level I Certificate Plan
    First SemesterSecond Semester
    WLDG 1421 Welding Fundamentals4WLDG 1317 Intro to Layout & Fabrication3
    WLDG 1430 Intro to Gas Metal Arc Welding4WLDG 1434 Intro to GTAW4
    WLDG 1412 Intro to FCAW4WLDG 1435 Intro to Pipe Welding4
    TOTAL12TOTAL11
    TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS23
  • Basic Welder Marketable Skills Plan
    WLDG 1421 Welding Fundamentals4
    WLDG 1430 Intro Gas Metal Arc Welding4
    WLDG 1435 Intro Pipe Welding4
    TOTAL HOURS12
  • ProFrac - Fast Track Partnership

    ProFrac Manufacturing is currently searching for 80 Welders and Fitters in Cisco, Texas.

    Enroll at Cisco College today and get the training you need to join a growing team with very competitive pay and benefits. 

    Employment is GUARANTEED upon successful completion of a practical test, background check and drug test. Financial Aid is available AND ProFrac will provide tuition reimbursement after 12 months on the job! 

    1st 8 Week BlockCredit  Hours2nd 8 Week BlockCredit Hours
    WLDG 1317 Intro to Layout & Fabrication3WLDG 1413 Intro to Blueprint Reading4
    WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMWA)4WLDG 1434 - Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding4
    *8 week blocks can run concurrently if student desires. 
    Day & Night Classes Available
                      - Day classes run from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
                      - Night classes run from 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

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  • Potential Career Paths

    Construction

    Manufacturing

    Foreman

    Welder

    Apprentice

    Certified Welding Inspector

    Distributor Owner

    Sales Rep

    Metal Sculpture

  • Salary Information

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Meet the Faculty

Jerry Marks

Professor of Welding
Abilene Campus
jerry.marks@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Matthew Perrydore

Adjunct Instructor - Welding
Abilene Campus
matthew.perrydore@cisco.edu

Kaleb Sharpe

Adjunct Instructor - Welding
Cisco Campus
kaleb.sharpe@cisco.edu

Steven Short

Adjunct Instructor - Welding 
Abilene Campus
steven.short@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Stephen Ward

Adjunct Instructor - Welding
Abilene Campus
steve.ward@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Bobby Williams

Adjunct Instructor - Welding
Abilene Campus
bobby.williams@cisco.edu