Initial Welding CC

Automotive and Welding Department | C.C. Certificate of Completion | 6 months

Fast track your way to a career in welding

Whether you are just starting out or switching careers, an Initial Welding Certificate from CCC can prepare you quickly for many entry-level jobs in welding and fabrication.

Convenient part-time schedule

This program can be completed part time in just six months. The evening class schedule is friendly for students who need to work or tend to other responsibilities while earning a certificate.

Get the skills employers are looking for

You will learn about the main areas of welding: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding/Flux (GMAW), Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). The program also includes coursework to help you communicate your skills to employers.

Start any term — even summer — and you will be on your way to your welding career.

Initial Welding CC

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Description and outcomes

Initial Welding Core Requirements

Complete WLD-111A, WLD-113A, or WLD-115A
  • WLD-111A
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick)
  • 4
  • WLD-113A
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding/Flux Core Arc Welding (Wirefeed)
  • 4
  • WLD-115A
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • 4
Complete the following Core Requirements
  • COMM-100Z
  • Introduction to Communication
  • 4
  • WLD-100
  • Welder's Print Reading I
  • 3
  • WLD-150
  • Welding Processes
  • 4
Total Credits Required: 15

Contact Us

Dustin Bates

Department Chair, Welding Instructor


Barlow Hall 259 and Training Center 112