Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Welding Technology, CTS

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The Welding Technology Certificate of Technical Studies provides students the minimum welding skills needed to be employable, including at least two AWS certifications. 

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will

  • Describe and demonstrate safe use of each type of welding equipment;
  • Select and demonstrate various joining processes;
  • Demonstrate proper setup, adjustment, and use of typical cutting and welding equipment;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in OXYFUEL, SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW processes;
  • Visually inspect and document proper applications of welding processes; and
  • Demonstrate techniques and devices for minimizing part distortion during welding.

Required Courses

First Semester Total: 6

Second Semester Total: 12

Total Credits: 18

Program Information

  • To earn this certificate, students must earn at least two American Welding qualifications as part of the WLDG 185  course curriculum.
  • After completing the program, students should be qualified for the following certifications:
    • SMAW 2G limited thickness or
    • SMAW 3G limited thickness
    • 3/8” (mild steel)
  • Fees for this program are higher than average. Please see your advisor for more details.

Opportunities after Graduation

  • Career opportunities offer a wide range of possibilities as a welding technician in various production areas.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the advisor.

Academic Advisor
Gabe Dillon
OT 131
(406) 756-3893


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