Now is the time to enroll in the state-of-the-art welding program at WMCC. Our knowledgeable faculty provide students with the skills and expertise necessary to achieve the American Welding Society (AWS) certification in multiple processes. Our one-year program has over 30 industry partners ready to hire graduates, which is especially important considering the AWS predicts a 450,000 shortage of skilled welders by 2020.
The Advanced Welding Certificate program provides the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve the American Welding Society (AWS) certification in multiple processes. Through a combination of classroom and laboratory training, the student will learn the applications of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), as well the necessary safety, blueprint reading and practical application skills needed for employment in today’s welding industry.
This program includes additional time spent preparing the student for the D1.5 Structural Steel Unlimited Certifications in all positions for the FCAW and SMAW processes. The certificate program allows students to transfer credits into the Trades Management degree program and also fulfills all prerequisites for the Pipe Welding Certificate.
Health/Safety Considerations for All Welding Programs
The college must ensure that students, faculty and equipment are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in the welding lab must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses and changing circumstances that are inherent in a lab of this size or be removed from the program. Applicants should be aware of the basic health and fitness requirements for many careers in welding industry. Prospective students with special needs or limitations that may affect their Co-op placement or potential employability or both are encouraged to discuss their career goals with the program coordinator prior to admission.
Furthermore, the student is expected to be able to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a faculty member and work for reasonable periods of time with potentially dangerous equipment and processes without direct supervision. This includes the ability to identify and avoid potential safety risks for themselves and avoid creating potential safety risks for others.
Program available in Berlin.