Certifications Page

Welding Technology

The Welding Technician program is intended to provide the necessary instruction to enable students to enter the welding profession in an entry level position. Upon completion students will have the opportunity to take an AWS certification test. This program follows the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum. These credits fit with the American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE standards and guidelines.

Occupational Objective:  Entry level and apprenticeships in welding shops, construction, pipelines, fabrication shops and other related fields.

  • Identify common hazards in welding
  • Use proper procedures to safely set up different types of welding equipment
  • Apply skills to perform basic welding and cutting processes
  • Demonstrate fabrication and layout of metal fit-up and design
  • Express and identify welding joint design
Estimated Program Costs
Costs
Tuition and Fees $2285
Program Fees $520
New Student Fee $15
Books $800
TOTAL $3620

* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

Related Instruction Requirements
Credits
Communications: WRIT 101 or WRIT 104 3
Human Relations: HS 100 1
Mathematics: M 111 or M 121 3-4
Total Related Instruction credits required for certificate 7-8
Welding Certificate Program of Study
Credits
WLDG 170 Welding I 13
WLDG 270 Welding II 13
Total Program of Study credits required for certificate 26
Total credits required for certificate 33-34

*Due to the small number of students in FPCC programs, numbers have been withheld to preserve Fort Peck Community College students’ confidentiality.