2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welding Technology: Entry-Level Welder, CA [WELDENT-CT, 30 Total Credits]

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Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program are located at www.csn.edu/gainful-employment.


The Certificate of Achievement – Entry-Level Welder provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful entry level employment in the welding industry.

Extensive lab instruction focuses on the most widely used welding processes including SMAW (Stick), GMAW (Mig), FCAW (Flux core) and GTAW (Tig). Additionally, students will receive instruction in Oxy-Fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, air-carbon-arc gouging, and blue print reading layout and sketching. 

Upon successful completion of modules and levels throughout the degree students may receive National Welding Certifications awarded by the National Construction Certification Education and Research (NCCER) Education Foundation. These industry certifications prepare students for employment. Certifications are registered through the NCCER National Registry, providing transcripts and certificates that can be referenced by employers.

Students may receive NCCER Level 1 and Level 2 Welding Certifications upon successful completion of this Certificate of Achievement.


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Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proper safety practices during welding operations.
  2. Read and interpret blueprints.
  3. Cut and prepare parts from blueprints and drawings.
  4. Set-up, maintain, and perform minor repairs to welding and associated equipment.
  5. Perform satisfactory welds in all positions.

General Education Requirements (9 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Special Program Requirements (21 Credits)

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