Welding Technology

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provides the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Successful graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self employment.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers a Diploma and three Certificates. Each has been identified as a limited enrollment program and may involve certain deadlines. See an academic counselor for additional information. The appropriate coursework for each is listed below.

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Awards Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Welding Technology Diploma (D50420)
  • Structural Welder Certificate (C50420A)
  • Combination Welder Certificate (C50420B)
  • Certified Welder Certificate (C50420C)
Course Requirements for Welding Diploma

Curriculum Code: D50420

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 2
ISC 110 Workplace Safety 1 0 1
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 1 3 2
WLD 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 2 9 5
WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate
2 6 4
7 20 14
SPRING SEMESTER
COE 110 World of Work 1 0 1
ENG 102 Applied Communications II 3 0 3
MAT 101 Applied Mathematics I 2 2 3
WLD 116 SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe 1 9 4
WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 2 6 4
WLD 141 Symbols and Specifications 2 2 3
11 19 18
SUMMER SEMESTER
WLD 215 SMAW (Stick) Pipe 1 9 4
WLD 261 Certification Practices 1 3 2
WLD 262 Inspection and Testing 2 2 3
4 14 9
Total Semester Hours: 41


Course Requirements for Welding Certificates

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Structural Welder Certificate (C50420A)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ISC 110 Workplace Safety 1 0 1
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 1 3 2
WLD 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 2 9 5
WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 2 6 4
6 18 12
Total Semester Hours: 12

*Combination Welder Certificate (C50420B)

SPRING SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
COE 110 World of Work 1 0 1
WLD 116 SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe 1 9 4
WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 2 6 4
WLD 141 Symbols and Specifications 2 2 3
6 17 12
Total Semester Hours: 12
*The Combination Welder Certificate is intended for individuals who have completed the Structural Welder Certificate.

Certified Welder Certificate (C50420C)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
WLD 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 2 9 5
2 9 5
SPRING SEMESTER
WLD 116 SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe 1 9 4
1 9 4
SUMMER SEMESTER
WLD 215 SMAW (Stick) Pipe 1 9 4
WLD 261 Certification Practices 1 3 2
WLD 262 Inspection and Testing 2 2 3
4 14 9
Total Semester Hours: 18


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