Welding and Cutting Technology

One year certificate/ For credit course


Welding & Cutting Technology is a one-year (for credit) certificate program designed to prepare a student for employment and advancement in industrial plants and construction companies. For more information on this program read the gainful employment disclosure.

This certificate program is well-grounded in fundamental job competencies that emphasize various kinds of welding and cutting applications. Located in the former Wal-Mart building, the Workforce Development Center is fully equipped with state-of-the-art training equipment and a highly capable staff.

   Students will receive instruction and training in:

Core Tool FundamentalsOxy-Acetylene Cutting (Hand & Machine)
Machine Set-Up & OperationElectrode Identification & Selection
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)Welding Safety
Carbon Arc Welding (CAW)Welding Inspection
Fillet WeldingWelding Testing
Plasma CuttingOSHA/ Safety Training
Flux Core Arc WeldingTroubleshooting
Gas Tungsten WeldingGas Metal Arc Welding


The program will utilize the Workforce Training Center’s new enclosed welding fabrication shop consisting of 10 welding machines, metal brake, shear and plasma cutters.


Certifications/ Training Earned
M3 Credential (Level 1)
OSHA General Industry Training
Multiple other certification opportunities available

Related Careers

Structural WelderFitter
Iron WorkerFabricator
TackerProduction Worker


Admission Requirements and Curriculum Information

Instructor- Shane Simmons

Number: 601.553.3485


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