The welding program is designed to prepare students with in-depth training and skills for entry-level employment in a wide variety of careers as a welder in light or heavy fabrication, construction, and manufacturing. Training focuses on the theory and application to provide essential skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) processes in all positions, using plate and pipe. Students will also gain knowledge in layout and fabrication as well as blueprint reading for welders, safety and metallurgy. The program is offered at the Wharton campus only.
- Must meet all admission requirements to Wharton County Junior College
- Testing is NOT required for acceptance into the program
- Students will be required to provide their own tools and personal protective equipment
NOTE: Courses do not have to be taken together as a semester block; they may be registered for individually.
Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 to receive the certificate.