This one-year Welding Certificate of Completion prepares individuals for employment as a Commercial/Industrial AWS Certified Welder. The program provides a solid foundation in basic Arc MIG, TIG, and Oxy-Acetylene welding principles. The student will demonstrate proficiency in single and multi-pass welding in all positions. Blueprint reading, job estimating, fabrication procedures, metallurgy, and weld inspections are emphasized. Meaningful employment can be found in aerospace, manufacturing, building construction, and city services, such as water treatment plants, gas and water distribution, as well as in refineries. Additionally, the program prepares the student to take the American Welding Society Certification Examination. The capstone course for the Certificate of Completion is WLDG 2453, Advanced Pipe Welding.