Advanced Certificate in Pipe Welding (AWLD) – 36 Semester Hours

The Advanced Certificate in Pipe Welding program is designed to take the student who is qualified in structural welding to the next step in the welding industry. Pipe welders are in high demand and require a higher level of expertise to meet industry demands. The Advanced Certificate in Pipe Welding is designed for the student to become proficient in pipe welding using multiple processes. The courses are offered in a hybrid format with both face-to-face hands on lab and online components.

Students must successfully complete the Welding Certificate prior to being admitted into the Advanced Certificate in Pipe Welding program or pass a welding skills examination.

This program will allow the successful student the ability to qualify for more welding jobs and higher paying welding jobs. The successful student will be able to pass welding tests using the shielded metal arc, gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux cored, and combination pipe welds processes.

This program is aligned with the following career clusters: Architecture & Construction and Manufacturing.

Program Contact:

Axel Reis

Department Chair, Welding Technology

(803) 778-7863 ext. 463


Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:


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