The Career Pathway Certificate of Completion: Pipe Fitting prepares students for entry-level careers in pipe fitting, welding and fabrication. The program also introduces advanced techniques aligned with industry API and AWS standards.
Click here to learn how this Career Pathway certificate can lead to an Associate of Applied Science Welding.
Students are required to complete the College's placement process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined by the placement process.
Because a variety of working conditions exist in the welding field, a person generally should be in good physical condition and able to stand, stoop, kneel and bend without difficulty and be able to lift and carry at least 50 pounds. Good eyesight, especially depth perception, is necessary for a welder.
By the second week of the term, students will need to purchase the proper PPE (personal protective equipment) required for the term. Required PPE includes: Welding hood, leathers or welding jacket, gauntlet gloves, safety glasses (clear and shade 5), and leather boots (steel toe is preferred).
Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better. One course must be completed at Southwestern before the Career Pathway Certificate of Completion: Pipe Fitting is awarded.
Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
Students are required to take the following courses prior to the program courses, depending on students' college placement information. See advisor for details:
|WLD100||Welding Process I||3|
|WLD101||Shielded Metal Arc Welding||6|
|WLD105||Pipe Fitting and Welding I||3|
|WLD201||Pipe Fitting and Welding II||3|
|WLD4152||Advanced Pipe Fitting and Fab||3|
|WLD4050||Welding and Joining Processes||3|
|WLD4153||Pipe Fitting Workshop: Certification||3|