Welding – Certificate

The Advanced Manufacturing – Welding – Certificate prepares students for careers in the manufacturing field. Students that enter this field can expect employment in the areas and job titles such as: welding, mechanical design, production management, process management, project management, system technicians, machinery repair, maintenance technicians, and machine tool design.

Minimum credits: 19
Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses: 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits: 5


Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
MFG 136 Blueprint Reading and Precision Measurement 3

This course will provide students with in depth knowledge of how to read blueprints and technical drawings, and use gauges to obtain precise measurements. Topics covered include print reading, measurement, tolerancing, and quality. Students may sit for Certified Production Technician exam in Production Quality at the end of the course.

MFG 137 Production Process and Fabrication 4

This course will focus on production processes and machining, emphasizing planning, tooling, and materials. Students will learn how the basics of safely operating machines and producing precision parts. Students may sit for the Certified Production Technician exam for Processes and Production at the end of the course.

WLD 100 Fundamentals of Welding 4

Fundamentals of oxyacetylene and electric arc processes, history and applications. Includes study of gases, electricity, equipment and safety procedures. Provides laboratory experience welding in flat and horizontal positions.

WLD 110 MIG/TIG Welding 4 ENG 085*, MAT 020* and WLD 100

This is a welding course in GMAW (gas metal arc welding formally known as MIG welding) and GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding formally known as TIG welding) processes and techniques. Topics will include safety, use of equipment, power sources, shielding gases, filler metals, welding techniques, troubleshooting, weld defects and welding in the flat, vertical and horizontal positions.

WLD 115 Weld III-Welding Aluminum and Stainless 4 WLD 110

Covers theory and fundamental application of welding as required in fabrication of aluminum and stainless steel. Includes the development of basic skills in preparation, cutting and welding of these unique materials. Provides a hands-on experience with the use of GMAW and GTAW on aluminum and stainless steel.