Welding Technology, Welding Assistant, Certificate

Welding Technology

Welding Assistant Certificate


Laredo College's Welding Program is an intensive program that offers classroom instruction and hands on practical excercises. The Welding Assistant Certificate award exposes students to the multiple processes in the welding industry. The Welding Assistant Certificate award leads to a multi semester welding certificate in either combination structural welding or combination pipe welding.  


Regional Labor Market Information

Starting salaries for welders range based on experience and field of operation.



This certificate is designed to prepare students to enter the welding field as professionals in a variety of welding venues. The program teaches you the fundamentals of the different welding processes. The students will participate in hands on and mock up welding situations. Students in the Welding Program will have to purchase personal hand tools and welding gear such as welding gloves, welding jacket, goggles, and welding helmet. 



Plan of Study

Recommended Course Sequence Semesters Offered Credit Hours
Semester 1
WLDG 1425 - Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting Fall, Spring 4
WLDG 1417 - Introduction to Lay Out and Fabrication Fall, Spring 4
WLDG 1428 - Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Fall, Spring 4
WLDG 1407 - Introduction to Welding using Multiple Process Fall, Spring 4
16 Hours