Associate of Applied Science - Welding

We offer two different levels of training: Entry and Advanced

For more information, please contact:
Sean Poindexter

Is there a future in a Welding career?

The American Welding Society (AWS) predicts that by 2010 the demand for skilled welders in the U.S. alone may outpace supply by 200,000 individuals. Certified welders, especially those certified in more than one process, will have much better employment opportunities than non-certified welders. There is a multitude of career options in the welding industry. Put some sparks in your career!

Why choose a career in Welding?

Opportunities in the welding field are endless and can be extremely rewarding. Because welding is widely used in construction, manufacturing, and many other industries, employers have a constant need for skilled welders. Welding is an important part of our nation's growth and stability. In fact, for those who are involved in the welding industry, there is a strong conviction that a large part of the U.S. economy is dependent on welding, and that continued advances in the field help to drive this nation's productivity and strengthen its financial stability. Whether you enjoy working with your hands, traveling the world, inspecting and analyzing things, working with numbers, working underwater, communicating or inspiring others, there is a career opportunity available in the welding industry for you!

What will I learn in the Welding program at CCC?

  • Arc, Mig, and Tig Welding
  • Welding Inspection and Testing Principles
  • Drawing and Welding Symbol Interpretation
  • Oxy-Fuel Gas Cutting Principles and Practices
  • Welding Metallurgy
  • Welding Safety and Health
  • Welded Metal Fabrication

Why is the Welding program at CCC so outstanding?

The Welding program at CCC follows the American Welding Society's "Schools Excelling through National Skills Standards Education" (SENSE) program. This allows us the ability to train our students at two different levels: Entry level and Advanced Welder. This industry developed curriculum ensures students of a well rounded training in all areas of welding. Certifications are available at two levels: entry and advanced.

Here are the classes you need to take in order to earn your Certificate of Completion in either Entry Level Welder or Advanced Level Welder, or you can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Welding. You can also view the CCC Course Catalog for more details, including course descriptions.

Gainful Employment

For more information about the Certificate of Completion program, including graduation rates and the median debt of students who completed the certificate, please click here.