2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Aug 17, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welding Certificate

G3 Eligible Program– Qualifying students may have ZERO costs for tuition, fees, and textbooks. 
Learn more at www.jtcc.edu/g3.


PURPOSE: This program prepares students for jobs as entry-level welders. This program is offered at the Chester Campus. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.

CREDENTIALS:  A Certificate is a program of study typically less than two years in length with a major in a career-technical area.  Students receiving a CERT intend to pursue immediate employment. Students may earn American Welding Society certifications.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must provide their own personal protection safety equipment. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES:  By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills: 

  1. Demonstrate the ability to layout and complete accurate cutting projects with only written directions. 
  2. Perform enhanced entry-level skills in SMAW welding of plate through testing. 
  3. Show effective teamwork, communication, and introductory fabrication skills. 
  4. Identify, interpret, and apply basic blueprints and welding symbols on performance based SENSE tests. 
  5. Fabricate an EDU-1 SENSE project. 

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 28


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete their ENG, MTH, and SDV requirements first.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report by accessing the Student Information System (SIS) through the myTyler portal.

To determine eligibility for  Career Studies Certificate (CSC) in Welding, students should consult their faculty advisor.

To achieve American Welding Society SENSE certification, the student must successfully complete workmanship samples and weld tests throughout the program.

Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

The SAF 130  class will be waived with a prior OSHA 10 or 30 certification. Proof of successful completion with a valid OSHA issued card will be required. Meet with faculty advisor.