Academics

Welding Technology

The new welding program will align with the American Welding Society (AWS) training and certifications. The welding program is following the SENSE (Schools Excelling through National Skill Standards Education) program and the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) program, which aligns industrial education with secondary and postsecondary institutions. The welding program is designed to build Tech Prep and dual-enrollment credits earned in high school for transfer into community college Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways. The program prepares students for certification tests in specific welding codes such as: AWS, API, and ASME Section IX. Click here and we’ll send you more information about the program.

MCC offers welding degree and certificate programs:

  • Welding Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - The AAS degree, as well as the certificate programs, concentrate on the “traditional” welding processes and practices of oxy-acetylene welding & cutting, plasma cutting, carbon air arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and flux core arc welding. Participation in, and completion of, the different sequences of instruction within the welding program prepares the student for a rewarding career in metal fabrication, maintenance, education, supervision, sales and services, as well as many other opportunities associated with welding technology.
  • Certificates – A number of students enrolled in college course work who do not wish to pursue a two-year college associate degree but wish to concentrate on acquiring skills at the entry level, which can lead to immediate employment, can enroll in the five certificate programs available. They are: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Wire Feed (GMAW/FCAW) Welding, Entry Level I Welder and Entry Level II Welder. The number of credits required in certificate programs varies depending upon the program chosen. The certificate program is designed to teach incremental levels of welding skills that enable students to achieve nationally recognized certification (AWS/NCCER Entry Level 1 Welder & Entry Level II Welder).

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