Advanced Welding Technician Certificate

About Advanced Welding Technician Certificate

The Advanced Welding Technician Certificate is designed for specific advanced careers in production welding. Complete the Welding Technician Certificate and then choose from applicable welding courses in advanced stick and TIG. The Advanced Welding Technician Certificate allows you to become eligible for specialized welding certifications through the American Welding Society (AWS).

All courses in this Fast Track program are arranged in a sequence that provides optimal learning opportunities. You're required to follow the integrated program sequence.

Total Costs of Advanced Welding Technician Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $4,154

Credit Hours to Complete: 21

Weeks to Complete: 47

What makes MCC's Advanced Welding Technician Certificate program better than, or distinct from, similar programs at other institutions?

  • MCC has worked closely with local manufacturers to develop curriculum to address the type of skill sets that they need developed in order to fill vacant positions.
  • Our welding certificates complement the credit-based skills in MCC’s industrial maintenance programs.
  • MCC's curriculum includes the MIG pulse spray ARC transfer welding, as requested by employers in the district. We have the only welding program offering this in our area.

In addition to the Advanced Welding Technician Certificate, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Advanced Welding Technician Certificate (CIP 48.0508)

Total Advanced Welding Technician Certificate Costs
in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,342 $7,764 $9,752 $9,752
Additional Costs $1,812 $1,812 $1,812 $1,812
Program Total $4,154 $9,576 $11,564 $11,564

What careers are available to someone with a an Advanced Welding Technician Certificate

Occupations that Advanced Welding Technician Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters 51-4121.06
Solderers and Brazers 51-4121.07
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-4122.00
  • Welding Program Mission

    The mission of McHenry County College’s Welding Program is to develop students who are skilled in welding safety and the practice of the major welding processes: stick, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG). MCC students shall be distinguishable by their critical thinking, effective communication, professionalism, and technical competency. Students will use current and contemporary practices to demonstrate mastery in the Program Learning Outcomes.

  • Advanced Welding Certificate Program Learning Objectives
    1. Demonstrate setup, maintenance, and cleaning procedures of welding equipment.
    2. Maintain safety for all operators and observers in the workplace
    3. Demonstrate the ability to interpret welding terms, symbols, weld size descriptions, locations, and tolerances and interpreting the welding symbols that may accompany them.
    4. Select appropriate material, select appropriate electrode and position weldment for welding.
    5. Demonstrate basic skills in stick welding in all positions.
    6. Demonstrate basic skills in MIG welding in all positions.
    7. Demonstrate basic skills in TIG welding in all positions.

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

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