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Campus: Larimer Campus

Comprehensive Welding Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one-year (two semester) Certificate in Comprehensive Welding and enter the workforce. Students explore shop safety, metal cutting, and a variety of industry welding processes. This program covers a broad spectrum of welding techniques including cutting processes, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and gas metal arc welding. This certificate program prepares students for entry-level career positions in welding, fabrication and manufacturing.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
WEL 100Safety for Welders


WEL 101Allied Cutting Processes


WEL 103Basic Shielded Metal Arc I


WEL 110Advanced Shielded Metal Arc I


WEL 201Gas Metal Arc Welding I


Total Credit Hours:17
Semester Note: You may choose to take the Code Welding electivesMTE 106 and WEL 106 are not required for students choosing the Code Welding path.

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
WEL 124Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I


WEL 104Basic Shielded Metal Arc II


WEL 203Flux Cored Arc Welding I


WEL 224Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II


Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 33