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Campus: Larimer Campus

Shielded Metal Arc 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 Shielded Metal Arc Welding and enter the workforce. Students explore shielded metal arc welding techniques and processes. This certificate program covers safety inspections, minor repairs, operating parameters, and operating shielded metal arc welding equipment using various electrodes. This program prepares students for entry-level career positions in welding, fabrication, and manufacturing.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
WEL 100Safety for Welders


WEL 103Basic Shielded Metal Arc I


WEL 104Basic Shielded Metal Arc II


Total Credit Hours:9

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
WEL 110Advanced Shielded Metal Arc I


Total Credit Hours:4

Total Credit Hours: 13