Undergraduate Certificate, Welding

The Undergraduate Technology Certificate programs provide entry-level skills in Welding, Construction and Occupational Safety and Health.

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For more information and advising, contact Lorraine Stewart at lstewart@alaska.edu  907-486-1209.


This program has been defined as a gainful employment program.

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Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate technical knowledge and skills required in today's metal fabrication and structural welding environments.
  • Demonstrate applications of specifications and welding procedures to specific job tasks.
  • Demonstrate safe work habits by assessing hazards and using best practices to avoid exposure to risk of injury, and to avoid damaging equipment.

Welding Certificate Requirements: 30 - 31 Credits

  • CM A101 Introduction to CADD for Building Construction or CIS A105 Intro to Personal Computers and Application Software
  • HUMS A153 Human Relations or HUMS A155 Human Relations in the Workplace
  • MATH A101  Technical Math or MATH A105 Intermediate Algebra
  • OSH A101 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
  • PRPE A108 Introduction to College Writing or ENGL A111 Methods of Written Communication
  • TECH A295 Technical Internship
  • WELD A112 Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • WELD A114 Welding of High Strength Steel
  • WELD A157 Technical Drawing for Welders
  • WELD A190 Selected Topics in Welding

Upon completion of this certificate program, students are prepared for an entry-level Welding Technician position.

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Use hand-welding, flame-cutting or brazing equipment to weld metal components or fill holes or seams of fabricated metal products safely and efficiently.

Earning Potential

The average wage of a welder is about $30 per hour.

Job Outlook

Alaska's employment growth is moderate with high employment opportunities.