Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Advanced Welding

This Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Advanced Welding builds on foundational skills required for entry into the welding industry and prepares individuals for employment in pipe welding operations. Students gain knowledge of pipe fabrication, pipe welding and fitting processes. Courses in this certificate option are based on standards established by the American Welding Society and American Petroleum Institute.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Occupational Endorsement Certificate Programs.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

WELD A112Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)4
WELD A114Welding of High Strength Steels *4
WELD A117Basic Pipefitting *4
WELD A121Pipe Welding Vertical-Down SMAW4
or WELD A122 Pipe Welding Vertical-Up SMAW
Successfully pass at least two industry-recognized welder certifications
Total Credits16

Graduates of the Kenai Peninsula College Undergraduate Certificate in Welding Technology may complete this OEC by successfully completing WELD A114 and WELD A117.

A total of 16 credits is required for this OEC.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this OEC, students will demonstrate:

  • Demonstrate hazard assessment and best safety practices.
  • Demonstrate enhanced levels of technical skills in welding.
  • Demonstrate intermediate knowledge of the interrelationship between metallurgy, welding and inspection processes.
  • Demonstrate advanced forms of effective technical, oral, and written communication.
  • Demonstrate application of advanced mathematical formulas and computations as applied in the welding and inspection fields.