This hands-on program trains students in the skills needed to secure jobs in the local stainless steel and aluminum welding industry. Welders join together metal parts and polish metal surfaces using specialized, heat-based tools. The parts they work on are used to make vehicles, appliances, structures and other vital products. This hands-on program trains students in the skills needed to secure jobs in the local stainless steel and aluminum welding industry. The certificate program is designed for students who are already working or want to enter the workforce as soon as possible. The program requirements allow students to graduate faster than those pursuing the A.A.S. degree.
The coursework covers major welding processes including Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Gas Metal Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and more. Our instructors also teach students how to use welding safety gear, read blueprints and find a job in the field. Advanced welding classes focus on developing GMAW and GTAW welding skills along with fabrication and finishing techniques. Our graduates find work with metal finishing companies, manufacturers, metal fabricators and many other organizations.
The lab facility at the Springfield campus is certified by the American Welding Society (AWS).