Offered at the Levelland Campus and the Plainview Extension Center
This certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the welding and metal fabricating industry. Students will receive instruction in oxy-fuel cutting, shielded metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding of sheet metal, plate, and structural shapes. Reading and interpretation of industrial blueprints, basic metallurgy, basic electricity, and welding safety are also presented.
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.
The Welding Technology program prepares students to enter an occupation where industrial safety is a critical competency and will require all students to successfully complete a program specific safety examination prior to participating in laboratory activities. Safety examination includes written and practical “hands-on” preparation, demonstration, and safe operation of occupational processes and equipment.
Program advisor is Jimmy Stratton, instructor of welding technology.
Certificate of Proficiency