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Pipe Welding Certificate Level I

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The associate of applied science degree in welding technology is designed to prepare the individual for a career as a welding technician in the fabrication, construction and manufacturing industries. The program includes hands-on application of SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, and FCAW processes, in all positions, using pipe, plate and structural shapes. The student is also exposed to basic metallurgy and inspection procedures. The academic requirements of the program provide the foundation for continued studies should the student desire to continue his or her education.

The welding technology certificate program prepares the student for entry level employment as a structural welder. The program provides the essential skills and safety practices in arc welding procedures in both structural plate and pipe. Courses completed in this certificate program may be applied toward the welding technology associate of applied science degree.

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LSC-Conroe Center

Please contact Anthony Bess at Anthony.G.Bess@lonestar.edu or call 936-521-4500 for information.


Please contact Michael Young at Michael.L.Young@LoneStar.edu or call 832.920.5062 for more information.

LSC-North Harris

Please contact Jim Nutt at Jim.Nutt@LoneStar.edu or call 281.765.7874 for more information.

Stackable Credentials

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Welding Technology Specialization AAS Degree.

Students must complete the SMAW, GMAW or GTAW certificate prior to enrolling in this program.

First Year

First Semester Courses 8 Credits
WLDG 1421 Welding Fundamentals 4
WLDG 1417 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 4
Second Semester Courses 8 Credits
WLDG 1435 Introduction to Pipe Welding 4
WLDG 2453 Advanced Pipe Welding1 4
Pipe Welding Certificate Program Total 16 Credits


  1. Capstone course

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Career Options

Median wage: $37,3281

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Maintenance Welder2
  • Welder/Fabricator or Welder2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2014
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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