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The Welding Master Certificate is a non-credit Fast Track program offered at LSC-Conroe Center and LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Continuing Education department at LSCCE@LoneStar.edu.

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Program Description

The Master Welding Certificate takes students through the education and hands on training necessary to become a working welder. The training offers welding and welding-related skills such as industrial safety, oxyfuel, plasma cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten and welding and courses in blue print and math related to the industry.

  • Contact Hours: 400
  • Cost of Program: $6,364
  • Median Wage: $35,960 per year1
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Program Plan

Subject Number Title Contact Hours
DFTGC 1102312 Blueprint Reading for Welders 32
BUSGC 1101200 Work Skills for the Workplace 16
WLDGC 1103001 Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 80
WLDGC 1103401 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 80
WLDGC 1109130 Math for Welders 32
WLDGC 1104101 Pipe Welding 80
WLDGC 1102802 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 80

TOTAL Contact Hours for Welding Master Certificate:


  1. Wage Data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013, www.bls.gov/oes.