This certificate program is designed to be a continuation of the basic welding processes certificate. Instruction in intermediate and advanced pipe welding, advanced gas metal arc and gas tungsten arc welding and intermediate and advanced layout and fabrication is provided. Emphasis is placed on processes selection and problem solving. Welding inspection and weld testing methods are also practiced by the student. The Basic Welding Processes Certificate of Proficiency is a prerequisite to the Advanced Welding Processes Certificate of Proficiency.
To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience during the final semester of the program.
This is a TSI-waived certificate. Students declaring this major are not subject to the TSI regulations unless they enroll in a course outside the prescribed curriculum.
Program advisor is Pete Stracener, professor of welding technology.