Welding Technology, Certificate of Achievement
Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CN_WELD
Control Number: 22400
The Certificate of Achievement program in Welding Technology is for those who desire advanced knowledge of welding for employment as welding technicians.
Welding inspectors, welding engineers, welding supervisors, and advanced welders. Students also completing the required general education requirements and electives may earn the Associate in Science degree. In addition, many OCC welding courses are transferable and can be used by those students who are interested in the welding engineering degree program at Ohio State University. Whatever the case, a person’s chances for the job of their choice are much higher when they have the technical background as evidenced by earning our Certificate of Achievement in welding.
- Acquire the necessary skills training for proficiency in taking a welding qualification test for certification which may be required for employment.
- Improve or develop additional proficiencies required for professional growth or advancement in their current employment.
Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.
- Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program. Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements. The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.
- Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program. Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation. Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary. Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.
Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.
|ENGL A100||Freshman Composition||3|
|WELD A100 |
or WELD A101
|Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding |
or Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding
|WELD A120||Mathematics & Fabrication Layout for Welders||4|
|WELD A200 |
or WELD A201
|Advanced Welding |
or Advanced Welding
|WELD A230||Welding Metallurgy||3|
|WELD A220||Welding Specifications and Codes||2|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Level 1|
|Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Level 2|
|Pipe Welding Level 1|
|Pipe Welding Level 2|
|Pipe Welding Level 3|
|Pipe Welding Level 4|
|WELD A210||Welding Inspection and Testing||4|
|MACH A120 |
or WELD A180
|Measurement and Blueprint Reading |
or Blueprint Reading
Welding Technology Suggested Electives
|WELD A115||Arc and Oxy-acetylene Welding Practice||1-2|
|WELD A215||Advanced Arc and Oxy-Acetylene Laboratory Level 1||1-2|
|WELD A255||Orbital Welding Level 1||3|