Our hands-on accelerated welding certificate program is designed to help you develop the basic skills you need to be successful in entry-level welding jobs and can provide the foundation for careers earning up to $60,000 a year. This program is coordinated by HCC's Workforce Solutions department and has been customized to provide high-quality training within a short timeframe.
Take one session or take all three in any order! Earn college credit and industry
credentials with every session!
WLD 110/111: Cutting Processes — Develop a working knowledge and become proficient in cutting processes used by the welding industry. Discuss and practice safety, theory, setup and operating techniques, troubleshooting and making minor equipment repairs, as well as terms and definitions. Identify, repair and prevent reoccurrences of cut surface discontinuities. Processes will include oxy-fuel, plasma arc, air carbon arc, and mechanical cutting. Lecture and lab.
WLD 120/121: Shielded Metal Arc Welding — Understand and practice basic principles of SMAW. Learn to identify, inspect and
maintain SMAW electrodes. Understand the effects of variables and metallurgy on the
process. Develop manipulative skills to complete fillet welds in all positions. Lecture
and fillet lab.
WLD 140/141: Gas Metal Arc Welding — Understand and practice basic GMAW principles. Identify, inspect, and maintain GMAW machines as well as identify, select, and store electrodes. Understand effects of variables. Discuss theory and application of related processes and metallurgy. Master operation methods and application of GMAW process to weld joints in all positions on ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Lecture and fillet lab.
WLD 170/171: Blueprint Reading for Welding — Understand welding prints and develop skills to fabricate from a blueprint. Study
multi-view, assembly, numerical control, and working drawings; datum dimensions; sheet
metal prints; castings and forgings; instrumentation and control charts and diagrams;
and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Focus on welding drawings, symbols, joint
types, grooves, pipe welding symbols, testing symbols and specification interpretations.
Lecture and lab.
WLD 130/131: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding — Understand and practice basic principles of GTAW welding. Learn to identify, inspect and maintain GTAW machines as well as identify, select and store GTAW electrodes. Understand effects of variables. Discuss metallurgy and the theory and application of Plasma Arc Cutting. Develop manipulative skills to weld joints in all positions on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Lecture and fillet lab.
Request a copy of the most recent accelerated welding training calendar.
Lea Martin, Workforce Development Liaison
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Technology Center, Room 124F
Phone: (270) 707-3895
Email: Lea Martin