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Welding Technology - Certificate of Completion

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department of Aviation and Technical Education

Federal Gainful Employment Information

Certificate of Completion

The Certificate of Completion in Welding Technology is offered through the Department of Aviation and Technical Education and is designed for students who wish to pursue employment in the welding industry after completing a one-year sequence of courses. To obtain a Certificate of Completion in Welding Technology, students must complete 23 credit hours in welding plus 9 credit hours in general education classes, including specific communication, math, and human relations courses. An example of courses that fill these requirements follow.

Admission Requirements

1. New freshman admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this program.

2. Transfer students from other institutions need a 2.5 GPA for admission to this major.

3. Students transferring from other USU majors need an overall GPA of 2.5 for admission to this major.

4. No welding courses with grades below a C- may be applied toward meeting graduation requirements.

5. Visual acuity requirements: 20/40 vision and Jaeger J-2 at 12 inches, with or without corrective lenses. If corrective lenses are required to attain this level of visual acuity, the corrective lenses must be worn during class periods.

Welding Requirements

23 credits in WELD-prefix courses with a grade of C- or better.

Math Requirement


Students must complete 6 additional elective credit hours. See advisor for options.

The following courses would be a typical way of meeting the credit hour requirements for a Certificate of Completion in Welding Technology:

A Certificate of Completion in Welding Technology requires successful completion of 23 credit hours of WELD courses (any of the courses beginning with the WELD prefix can be used to satisfy this requirement), fulfilling the math requirement, and completing 6 credits of elective coursework. Listed below is one of many possible combinations of courses that could be used to satisfy the requirements for a one-year certificate. A total of 32 credits is required. Consult with the program advisor for other options.