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The Technical Certificate in Welding is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in welding manufacturing by producing students with welding skills applicable in a number of industrial settings.

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The Technical Certificate in Welding prepares students for a variety of positions, including aluminum welder, fabricator, fitter/welder, maintenance welder, mig welder, or sub arc operator. 

While each industry requires different tasks for professional welders, typical day-to-day tasks may include: 

  • Welding components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.
  • Operating safety equipment and using safe work habits.
  • Laying out, positioning, aligning, and securing parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers.
  • Examining work-pieces for defects and measuring work-pieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications.
  • Recognizing, setting up, and operating hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.

Arkansas Median Salary: $37,480

National Median Salary: $41,380

10 Year Projected Employment Demand: 9%

*Bureau of Labor Statistics accessed through


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EACC Mission: We provide affordable, accessible learning opportunities to promote student success and strengthen our community.
Program Credential Credits to Credential Program Documents Program Cost
Technical Certificate in Welding 33 TC Welding Program of Study $3,442.00*
Certificate of Proficiency in Welding 9 CP Welding Program of Study $

                                                                                                                                       *Approximate cost of the program for in-county residents.

Discipline Outcome
Welding Objective 1 Students will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary welding techniques required by various industrial sectors.
Welding Objective 2 Students will effectively communicate on topics related to welding.
Welding Objective 3 Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills by maintaining a safe working environment.

EACC's Core Competencies- Communicate, Think, Connect, and Achieve

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