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Adult Education

Welding Technology




This certificate program provides students with the entry level skills to work as welders in small and large companies.

Students in this certificate program are eligible to take the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 and D1.5 Certification Test.

This program also offers students the skills that are necessary to read blueprints in the technical work area.

Students may find employment as welders, fabricators or grinders.


Upon successful completion of the program, the student will:

  • Utilize safety procedures and theory of the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) processes.
  • Utilize multi-layered welds in different weld joints and weld positions.
  • Operate oxy-fuel cutting and brazing equipment safely.
  • Identify and interpret blueprints and the basic (AWS) weld symbols.
  • Demonstrate gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux core arc welding processes and the safety and setup procedures for metals, i.e., aluminum, stainless steel and carbon steel.





To Register for the Welding Program:

  1. Complete Admission Application
  2. Complete the fafsa.ed.gov (application for financial aid)
  3. Stop in or call the CCAC Washington Center 724-223-1012 to schedule a time to sign-up for the courses.


CWDS—State Approved – Displaced workers may be eligible for funding through Southwest Training.


For additional information, please see Mrs. Nix, Adult Education Coordinator, 724.627.3106 ext. 236.