Welding Technology

The Welding Technology Certificate is intended to provide the necessary instruction to enable the student to enter the welding profession in an entry-level position. The Welding Technology curriculum adheres to the national standards established by the American Welding Society entry-level welder program.

Occupational Objective: Entry-level and apprenticeships in Welding shops, construction, pipeline, fabrication shops and other related fields.

  • Identify common hazards in welding.
  • Use proper procedures to safely set-up different types 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.
  • Incorporate oxygen/acetylene, gas metal arc, shielded metal arc and gas tungsten arc welding into the appropriate application.
Estimated Program 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
Communications WRIT 104 Workplace Communications 3
Health HLTH 106 Focus on Health 1
Human Relations HS 100 Human Relations 1
Mathematics M 111 Technical Mathematics 3
Native American Studies NASX (one course) 1
Technology CAPP (one course) 1
Total Related Instruction credits required for certificate 10
Welding Certificate Program of Study
WLDG 111 Welding Safety and Theory 2
WLDG 112 Blueprint Reading & Welding Symbols 2
WLDG 113 Oxy/Fuel & Shielded Metal Arc Welding I 4
WLDG 114 Oxy/Fuel & Shielded Metal Arc Welding II 4
WLDG 115 Layout 3
WLDG 152 Basic Metal Fabrication 2
WLDG 153 Basic Metal Fabrication Lab 3
WLDG 154 Semi-Automatic Welding 2
WLDG 155 Semi-Automatic Welding Lab 3
Total Program of Study credits required for certificate 25
Total credits required for certificate 35

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