State Fair Community College

Metals Technology - Welding

Welding — a hot career field

Are you interested in metal work? Are you looking for steady employment and good pay? With a welding associate of applied science degree or a certificate from SFCC, you can quickly get into the job market and have a successful career!

The welding technology program at State Fair Community College includes instruction and hands-on experience. Students will study the following areas:

  • Oxy/acetylene welding and cutting
  • Shielded metal arc welding (stick)
  • Gas metal arc welding (mig)
  • Gas tungsten arc welding (tig)
  • Plasma arc cutting

All welding procedures follow American Welding Society (AWS) guidelines.

In the classroom, students will learn the technological information associated with the welding processes and how to apply that information to the practical use on the job. This programs meets the needs of both beginning and experienced welders who are seeking certification.

Welders need good eyesight, hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity. Students should be able to concentrate on detailed work for long periods, and must be able to lift up to 45 pounds, bend, stoop, crawl, kneel, climb ladders, and work in awkward and cramped positions.

Click guide sheet for more details.

Certificates in Welding Technology

16-Week Structural Welding Skills Certificate – Be a welder in just 16 weeks! This fast-track program meets four days a week on the Sedalia campus for 16 weeks.

16-Week Pipe Welding Skills Certificate – The 17-credit-hour Pipe Welding Skills Certificate can be completed in one semester and will prepare students to enter the workforce in the high demand field of pipe welding. Students will use the SMAW and GTAW processes to weld pipe and tubing according to ASME code. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to receive several welder qualifications, which provides a competitive edge when searching for a job.

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Due to grant funding, these certificates have eligibility requirements. Eligible students may receive free tuition. Visit www.sfccmo.edu/applications for deadlines and to apply.

For more information about the 16-Week Structural Welding and Pipe Welding Skills Certificates, contact Allen Strange, welding instructor, at dstrange@sfccmo.edu or (660) 596-7158.

Structural Welding – The Structural Welding Skills Certificate is designed for the student who wants to get into the workforce as soon as possible. The welding courses follow American Welding Society guidelines and the successful student will be eligible for up to six AWS welder qualifications, according to the AWS D 1.1 Structural Welding Code.

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Welding Technology – The Welding Technology Professional Certificate is a one-year certificate and is based on four semesters of instruction and hands-on experience. All welding procedures follow American Welding Society guidelines.

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Program requirements

For more information about required courses, click Advising Worksheet.

Contact

Allen Strange
Fielding Technical Center
(660) 596-7158
dstrange@sfccmo.edu

*MOManufacturingWINs is a statewide training network in connection with the U.S. Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program. A nine-member consortium of public two-year colleges is collaborating to implement a rigorous certification training model endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The program will enable students to earn industry-recognized credentials that validate students’ mastery of skills in specific areas of manufacturing. The St. Louis Community College serves as the grants fiscal agent.

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