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Certificate in Welding

Become a Skilled Tradesperson with a Certificate in Welding

Welding skills allow you to work across industries. From automotive to aerospace, construction to engineering, as a welder, you could find rewarding work using your hands to fabricate, build, and repair. And your skills are transportable from city to city, state to state. Find out if a welding career is right for you. Contact Charter College today to start crafting your career.

Welding Classes and Curriculum

The Certificate in Welding program provides you with the knowledge and technical skills you need to find an entry-level position as a welder. In classrooms and labs, you will learn how to employ various welding techniques, fabricate metal structures, read blueprints, and use computer technology to enhance your potential for employment. In addition, you will complete assignments such as reading, exercises, problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations.

Welding topics that you will cover include:

  • Basic Welding Processes
    • SMAW - Shielded Metal Arc Welding
    • GMAW - Gas Metal Arc Welding
    • FCAW - Flux Cored Arc Welding
    • GTAW - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
    • SAW - Submerged Arc Welding
  • Welding and Equipment Safety
  • Welding Codes, Standards and Specifications
  • Cutting Procedures
    • Oxy Fuel Cutting Processes
    • Plasma Cutting Processes
    • Carbon Arc Cutting Processes
  • Basics of Fabrication Drawings
  • Welding Symbols

View the complete list of welding courses in the Charter College Handbook.

Welding Program Length

40 weeks or 10 months

In as little as 10 months, you can get started on the path to a welding career. Charter College starts classes every 10 weeks providing unparalleled flexibility and our unique learning approach helps you to graduate on time.

Welding Blended Learning Delivery Method

The Certificate in Welding program is available in a blended learning format. The combination of classroom and online learning gives you the flexibility to balance your classwork with family, work, and other commitments.

Welding Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Certificate in Welding program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to complete basic welding practices
  • Demonstrate basic industry safety practices, rules, and regulations in the welding field
  • Identify the importance of professionalism, communication, and collaboration skills in a professional setting

Prepare for An Entry-Level Welding Career

The Certificate in Welding program prepares you to handle the duties and requirements of entry-level welding positions. You can seek employment in manufacturing, shipbuilding, construction, and repair and maintenance.

Charter College Campuses that Offer Welding Training

The Certificate in Welding program is available at Charter College in Anchorage, AK and Vancouver, WA.

No High School Diploma? No Problem.


Virtual Welding Lab Tour

Take a self-guided, virtual tour of our Welding lab by clicking the play button below.

Female welding student