Welding – Certificate

The Welding – Advanced Manufacturing 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.

Program Requirements

Minimum credits27
Minimum cumulative GPA2.0
Minimum grade in all courses2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits15


Take the following:

Course #Course NameCreditsPrerequisitesNotes
CAD 151 AutoCAD 1 3 MFG 105 and ENG 085*

This course covers the applications in which the phases of computer graphics are involved. A general introduction to drafting application will be presented. Recommended: Windows® and blue print reading experience.

ELT 105 Introduction to Electrical Systems 3 ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

This course provides non-electricians an introduction to principles of electricity, circuits, electrical devices and electrical safety. Students gain hands-on experience wiring circuits, using test equipment, and troubleshooting electrical equipment problems. The course gives students the tools necessary to work safely with and around electricity in an industrial environment that may include special machines, facility (process) support equipment, energy production equipment, and energy distribution systems.

MFG 105 Blueprint Reading 2

This course will provide the student with a working knowledge and understanding of a variety of mechanical and electrical blueprints. Students will learn to recognize and identify symbols and specifications common to modern industrial blueprints. Topics will include: lines and symbols, views, form, position, title blocks, sketching, features and sections.

MFG 164 Basic Fabrication 4 MFG 105*

This course instructs students in standard fabrication principles and practices used in industry. Safety, terminology, material milling, lathe, grinding, sawing, drilling, tapping, riveting, sheet metal working, standard layout skills, measurement and standard shop procedures are used to complete various projects. A working knowledge of hand and machine tools is achieved through a series of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on projects..

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.


Take the following:

Course #Course NameCreditsPrerequisitesNotes
MFG 160 Materials/Metallurgy 2

This course will provide the student with a working knowledge of the properties, uses and treatment methods used to alter the properties of commonly used metals and alloys. This knowledge may be applied to the design, selection, processing and testing of metal parts.

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.