Certificate of Completion in Welding

Welding Technology
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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Applied Technology

Welding uses heat and, sometimes, filler metal, to permanently join or to cut metal parts and to fill holes and fix seams in metal products. Welders use their skills to build or rebuild bridges, highways, buildings, and other structures, as well as ships, airplanes, and cars. If it’s made of metal, welding probably played a part in it.

For a hands-on career like welding, you need a hands-on training program. At MCC, you’ll develop your welding technology skills in both gas and electric arc welding processes. Learn how to use advanced welding machines and techniques in MCC’s labs, which are outfitted with state-of-the-art industrial welding equipment.


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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Welding (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total Credits Required
Catalog Year
Effective Term
Spring 2019

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Perform various types of welding beads on various joints in position and out of position, and analyze welding quality as it relates to inspection and quality control.
  2. Apply theory, practice, set-up and operation of all types of machines concerning TIG, MIG, and sub-arc welding with emphasis on tungsten inert gas and wire feed.
  3. Perform all "out of position" welding tasks in preparation for certification test, and perform American Welding Society (A.W.S.) test in vertical and overhead positions.

Career Opportunities

Welders are in demand in a wide range of industries. Our welding technology program will help you build the skills you need for jobs in government, the military, skilled trades, construction, education, inspection, manufacturing, fabrication and repair, technical sales, and research.

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Lightcast using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Lightcast’s proprietary analytical processes. Lightcast’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WLD106AA Arc Welding, or permission of instructor Gateway course 0–5
(WLD106AB) or
WLD106AC or
WLD106AC or
WLD206AA or
WLD206AB or
WLD206AC or
WLD206AD or
WLD208AA or
(Arc Welding 6010 3G-4G) or SMAW 7018 Plate or SMAW 7018 Plate or Introduction to GMAW/FCAW and GTAW or Advanced GMAW and FCAW or Advanced GTAW Non-Ferrous or Advanced GTAW Ferrous or SMAW Code Welding or Advanced GTAW Ferrous Students must select one - two (1-2) courses for a total of 5-10 credits from WLD106, WLD206 or WLD208 5–10

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Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.


Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s official curriculum documentation for additional details regarding the requirements of this award (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=132997).

Previous Catalog Years

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. All previous catalog years for this pathway map are available at the link below.

Previous catalog years for Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Welding