Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. Typically, heat is applied to the metal pieces to be joined, melting the parts and fusing them to form a permanent bond. Because of its strength, welding is used to construct and repair parts of ships, automobiles, heavy equipment, and thousands of other products.Once you’ve completed your certification, you’ll be ready for a range of entry-level welding fabrication jobs. You can also complete the first year of your Belmont College Associates degree.

In this nine-month certificate program, you can prepare to join the welding profession. The program consists of two semesters of full-time study, including six welding classes. Classes are offered during the day. You can apply all the courses toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding. To work as a welder, you’ll need manual dexterity, good eyesight, and good hand-eye coordination, along with the ability to concentrate on detailed work for long periods and to work in awkward positions.

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What you’ll learn

  • MIG, TIG, and stick weld at the worksite.
  • Oxy-acetylene welding and cutting.
  • Gain knowledge of various welding processes.


Dirk DeCoy
Director of Industrial Trades and Contract Training