This certificate may lead to employment competency but does not lead to an Associate degree.

This certificate provides students with the technical knowledge and skill, in fitting/layout of piping systems, oxyacetylene cutting and SMAW/GMAW pipe welding, to be able to enter into a welding career either in the field or shop environment. With these new skills, students will be able to obtain entry level employment as a pipe welder’s helper or in a shop doing production welds, welding ferrous pipe.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to make satisfactory welds on ferrous pipe.
  • Display the ability to make satisfactory open root pipe welds using GMAW and SMAW.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the proper fit-up of a pipe joint.
  • Properly calculate the materials needed for a 45 degree offset, with given parameters.
Required Courses (13 units) Units
WEL-24 Pipe Fitting for the Trades 2
WEL-26 Pipe Layout 2
WEL-65A  Beginning Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 3
WEL-75A Gas Metal Arc Welding  3
WEL-115A SMAW/GMAW Pipe Welding Fundamentals 3