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Welding Technology, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CN_WELD

Control Number: 22400

Financial Aid Eligible

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.

Program Outcomes

  1. Acquire the necessary skills training for proficiency in taking a welding qualification test for certification which may be required for employment.
  2. Improve or develop additional proficiencies required for professional growth or advancement in their current employment.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
ENGL A100Freshman Composition3
WELD A100Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding3-4
or WELD A101 Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding
WELD A120Mathematics & Fabrication Layout for Welders4
WELD A180Blueprint Reading2-3
or MACH A120 Measurement and Blueprint Reading
WELD A200Advanced Welding3-4
or WELD A201 Advanced Welding
WELD A210Welding Inspection and Testing4
WELD A220Welding Specifications and Codes2
WELD A230Welding Metallurgy3
Restricted Electives - 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
Total Units27-30

Welding Technology Suggested Electives
WELD A115 Arc and Oxy-acetylene Welding Practice Level 1
WELD A215 Advanced Arc and Oxy-Acetylene Level 1
WELD A255 Orbital Welding Level 1

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Some courses in this program may be offered once per academic year.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding
or Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding
ENGL A100 Freshman Composition 3
Semester 2
Advanced Welding
or Advanced Welding
WELD A230 Welding Metallurgy 3
Measurement and Blueprint Reading
or Blueprint Reading
WELD A220 Welding Specifications and Codes 2
Year 2
Semester 1
WELD A120 Mathematics & Fabrication Layout for Welders 4
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  
Semester 2
WELD A210 Welding Inspection and Testing 4
 Total Units27-30