Welding Master Certificate

The Welding Master Certificate is a non-credit Fast Track program offered at LSC-Montgomery 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: 391
  • Cost of Program: $4,707
  • Median Wage: $34,977 per year1
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Program Plan

Subject Number Title Contact Hours
WLDGC 2109117 Math for Welders 32
WLDGC 2102804 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 80
WLDGC 2103004 Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 80
WLDGC 2103404 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 80
WLDGC 2104106 Pipe Welding 80
DFTGC 2102301 Blueprint Reading for Welders 32
BUSGC 2101202 Work Skills for the Workplace 7

TOTAL Contact Hours for Welding Master Certificate:


  1. Median Wage information obtained from the Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor for 2009 (most recent data available).