Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
One year certificate/ For credit course
Shane Simmons, Instructor
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 Fundamentals
Machine Set-Up & Operation
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW
Carbon Arc Welding (CAW)
Flux Core Arc Welding
Gas Tungsten Welding
Oxy-Acetylene Cutting (Hand & Machine)
Electrode Identification & Selection
Gas 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