Welding Technology

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

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

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

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ENG 102 Applied Communications II 3 0 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy 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
WBL 110 World of Work 1 0 1
11 19 18

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
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)*

Prerequisite: Successful completion of (C50420A)

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
WBL 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)*

Prerequisite: Successful completion of (C50420B)

Fall Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
WLD 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 2 9 5
WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 2 6 4
4 15 9

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
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

*Admission priority is given to diploma-level students.