Undergraduate Certificate in Welding Technology

This program is delivered only through Kenai Peninsula College.

The one-year Undergraduate Certificate in Welding Technology provides students with specific training for structural and pipe welding certification. Students gain comprehensive training in the latest welding technology, blueprint reading, layout and fabrication. Graduates of this program will be prepared for employment as structural or pipe welders, and will have a solid welding background for many mechanical trades.

Experienced welders have the option of bypassing the first semester courses by successfully completing written and practical examinations on first semester work.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Certificate Programs.

Advising

Advising for this program is available from the Welding faculty at Kenai Peninsula College. Please call (907) 262-0330 or (877) 262-0330 for more information.

Students should consult the Anchorage or Kenai Welding faculty for assistance with course planning toward certifications.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

WRTG A111Writing Across Contexts3
or COMM A111 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
or WRTG A110 Introduction to College Writing
MATH A105Intermediate Algebra (or any MATH course for which MATH A105 is a prerequisite)3
PETR A155Blueprint Reading3
WELD A102Gas Welding2
WELD A103Arc Welding4
WELD A104Arc Welding: Low-Hydrogen Electrodes4
WELD A105Pipe Welding4
WELD A106Pipe Certification4
WELD A108Wire Welding4
or WELD A109 TIG Welding
Total Credits31

All students must pass structural and pipe certification tests before receiving the Undergraduate Certificate in Welding Technology.

A total of 31 credits is required for the undergraduate certificate.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with an Undergraduate Certificate in Welding Technology will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in the oxy-acetylene cutting process.
  • Demonstrate competence in the preparation of steel-plate certified groove welds.
  • Demonstrate competence in the welding of steel-plate all position groove welds.
  • Demonstrate competence in the oxy-acetylene cutting process of steel pipe (both with freehand and machine cutting).
  • Demonstrate competence in the preparation of steel pipe to be welded with the stick-electrode process for common sizes of pipe used in industry.
  • Demonstrate competence in the welding of steel pipe per Procedure KPC-I for testing and welds common schedules and sizes of pipe used in industry.
  • Complete structural and pipe certification national testing standards.