Combination & Pipe Welding Certificate
The four-semester Combination & Pipe Welding specialty focuses on the skills and knowledge required for the welder qualification test for the American Welding Society, Section IX of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Code and the American Petroleum Institute. Jobs in this area are plentiful.
This curriculum includes a wide array of subjects. Students gain extensive skills and knowledge through simulated industrial welder qualification tests with the following processes: SMAW, GMAW, FCAW (gas and self-shielded), GTAW and SAW. As a graduate, the demand is extensive. You may work as a welder in general fabrication shops, on construction sites, in pressure vessel shops or shipyards.
Most career opportunities for welders can include strenuous activities, and many employers now require full back X-rays as part of pre-employment physicals. The Welding Technology programs require students to demonstrate basic reading, writing and mathematical skills before enrolling.