COVID-19 Information

Kodiak College continues to function primarily via alternate course delivery, remote work, and controlled access to campus facilities. Campus services are available virtually and face-to-face by appointment. Please contact us if you have any questions. Learn more about UAA's COVID-19 response.

Undergraduate Certificate, Welding

The Undergraduate Certificate in welding provides hands-on instruction in different welding techniques using a variety of materials. When you complete your certificate you’ll be ready for entry-level positions in the welding industry. A total of 30 credits are required for the certificate.

welding smoke and glowing

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.

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.

student welding

Skills

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.