Dual Enrollment Basic Shielded Arc Welder

Offered at the Following Campus Locations

Program Overview

The Dual Enrollment Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students for careers in the welding and joining industry. This certificate emphasizes arc welding in the flat position and is pre-requisite to the advanced certificate.

Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is expected to experience little or no change, declining about 2% over the 2008-2018 decade, while employment of welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders is expected to decline moderately about 7% over the same decade. However, the outlook for welders in manufacturing is stronger than that for other occupations in this industry because of the importance and versatility of welding as a manufacturing process. In 2008, welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers held about 412,300 jobs and welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders held about 54,100 jobs. About 65% of welding jobs were found in manufacturing. Jobs were concentrated in fabricated metal product manufacturing, transportation equipment manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, architectural and structural metals manufacturing, and construction.

Entrance Requirements

This program requires the ACCUPLACER® college placement test.

ACCUPLACER® minimum scores: Reading Comprehension 55, Sentence Skills 60, Arithmetic 34

This program is for high school students enrolled in the Dual Enrollment Program. High School diploma is not required for admission but is required for Graduation.