Welding Diploma is a two-semester program designed for individuals seeking skill development and certification in common welding procedures leading to employment in a variety of industries. The program is recognized as an Institutional Member of the American Welding Society and upon completion of all coursework, AWS Certification can be attained. The program’s outlined competencies are achieved through a combination of classroom theory, welding demonstration, and practice. Primary emphasis is placed upon hands-on skill development in a state-of-the-art lab facility. Through completion of the program, students gain competency in arc, gas, and automated welding and cutting processes.

Degree Earned

Upon successful completion of WEL-222 and WEL-223 with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Certificate in Welding.

Upon successful completion of the Welding curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Diploma.


Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Career Opportunities for Welding

Completion of this program prepares graduates to enter the following occupations:

  • Production Welder
  • Maintenance Welder
  • Robot Operator
  • Building/Structural Welder
  • Ag/Construction Equipment Repair Technician
  • Fabricator

Industries that use welding:

  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Utilities
For specific information contact the Career and Placement Center or the NIACC Industrial Division.
Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
2 semesters
5,944 USD
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