Welding Master Certificate
- Non-credit Fast Track program
- Full program offered at LSC-Montgomery and LSC-North Harris
- Welding Technology Department
Master welders may find work in a variety of industries and locations, including commercial and industrial construction, offshore and underwater oil and gas drilling sites, automotive manufacturing plants, light manufacturing to heavy industrial fabrication plants, pipelines for water, petroleum and natural gas.
Many trades in manufacturing industries are adopting automated practices. As these trends continue, some welding processes may become partially or wholly automated, though well trained qualified welding operators are going to be in demand to operate the automated processes.
Individuals with expert welding skills will be in demand as certified welders, certified welding operators, certified welding inspectors, certified welding educators, and with this experience individuals can qualify for specialized welding processes and quality assurance inspection services. Non Destructive Examination (NDE) inspector is another potential career that well trained welders and welding operators find available with additional NDE training.
Since employers prefer applicants with diverse welding skills, acquiring expert-level training and education will help aspiring welders to be in demand in the job market for many years to come.
|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|
|Welding Master Certificate Total||400|
Median Wage: $37,3281
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Fabrication Welder2
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Program Cost: $6,364
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