General Welding Certificate
Learn the essentials
Your first step into the world of welding: learn metals, basic techniques and shop safety. Gain the skills that let experienced welders turn metal into tools, vehicles, art—and some fabrications that are all three.
This 9-credit (one semester) certificate is 1 of 7 credentials you can earn in welding at CLC. They all start with the same basic welding and safety skills (this certificate!). Each specialized certificate is designed around common occupations. Add them together for advanced skills or an associate degree.
What can you do with a General Welding Certificate?
After going to school, you may start off as a welder's helper who preps materials and assists with welding equipment set up. As you become more experienced, you gain more responsibilities.
Metallica ScholarshipsHeavy metal scholarships available.
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Career CertificateEarn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
Program Length: 4 MonthsFull-time students finish in 4 months.
A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.
This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.
- Credit for prior learning available
- Dual credit options available
- Global citizenship
- Online/Virtual options available
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights WFT 113 3 WFT 170 3 WFT 270 3
Course Code WFT 113 Course Title Credits 3 Course Highlights
Course Code WFT 170 Course Title Credits 3 Course Highlights
Course Code WFT 270 Course Title Credits 3 Course Highlights
Total Credit Hours9
Welding and Fabrication Technology at CLC: Get the bigger picture
A General Welding Certificate is just one possible way to study Welding and Fabrication Technology. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.
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