Program Description

The need for skilled welders is continually growing. As a professional welder, some of the job opportunities you might consider include those as trade welders and fabricators, as well as positions in engineering, plant maintenance, inspection, sales and service, and supervision.

Peninsula College’s one-year, competency-based certificate program provides training for entry-level jobs and gives you the related knowledge necessary for advancement in the metals industry. We also offer a two-year AAS degree. Our curriculum emphasizes workplace safety, welding terminology, welding, cutting techniques, basic blueprint reading, metallurgical properties, and joint design. Instruction centers on classroom study and preparation for AWS certification.

In Our Program, Students Will Learn to:

(Student Learning Outcomes)
  • Weld all types of joints
  • Perform oxyacetylene cutting
  • Perform shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, and gas tungsten arc welding
  • Apply workplace safety guidelines
  • Use and apply welding terminology
  • Read basic blueprints
  • Understand how metals and alloys are used in a variety of applications of all engineering materials
  • Perform FCAW (flux-cored arc welding) for marine and construction applications