100% of PTC’s available Welding Technology Certificate grads are working in their career field.*
“I learned an extensive skill set which gives me an edge as a welder/fabricator. At PTC I was shown how to take a blueprint, transfer it to steel, cut, fit, and weld it into a finished part—a huge deal in the steel industry. Now I’m confident I can weld anything.”
Dave C., 2016 Welding graduate
Meet the demand for skilled workers.
Choose the certificate in Welding technology path, and you’ll learn the fundamentals of Oxy fuel, SMAW, MIG, TIG, and Arc welding, with a specific focus on metallurgy. In the same lab as associate degree students, you’ll work extensively with the same electrodes used in the industry in flat, vertical, horizontal and overhead positions. You’ll learn blueprint reading and welding symbols, and prepare for industry-recognized certifications.
You can complete this program in 12 months and graduate as a technically skilled welding professional.
The Welding Certificate program consists of four quarters. For course descriptions, visit our catalog.
Steps to Career Success Online
Gas Welding Plate & Pipe
Metal Cutting & Fabrication
Blueprint Reading & Symbols
General SMAW Practice (Equipment & Electrode LD)
General Exotic Metals
SMAW Pipe Welding
Advanced Plate Welding
Steps to Career Success 2
Gas Metal Arc Welding
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
AWS Sense MIG & TIG Prep
Flux Core Inner & Outer Shiled
Exotic Metals Advanced
Gainful Employment Data
For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program, please click the link(s) below:
3” schedule 40 Pipe Certification in the 6G position. (ASME)
3/8” Structural Plate Certifications in the 3G and 4G positions. (AWS)
6” Schedule 80 Pipe Certification in the 6G position using E6010/E7018 Uphill. (ASME)
*Showcases graduates from 2017 classes. Data includes those who were available for work and were offered and/or received career search assistance from 1/1/2017-4/30/2018. Includes full-time, part-time, or freelance positions. Visit PTCollege.edu/employmentstats to learn more.
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