Advanced Certificate in Pipe Welding (AWLD)

(CIP Code 480508)

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. 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.

Students must successfully complete the Welding Certificate prior to being admitted into the Advanced Certificate in Pipe Welding program.

Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses must 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.

courses required to complete this program

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:


WLD 154 Pipe Fitting and Welding 433

WLD 225 Arc Pipe Welding I 433

WLD 228 Inert Gas Welding - Pipe I 433



WLD 140 Weld Testing 130

WLD 152 Tungsten Arc Welding - Pipe 433

WLD 208 Advanced Pipe Welding 332

WLD 231 Gas Metal Arc/Flux Cored Arc Welding Pipe I 433



WLD 112 Stainless Steel Pipe Welding 433

WLD 117 Specialized Arc Welding 433

WLD 170 Qualification Welding 433



363026Program Total


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

Program Contact

Reis, Axel Department Chair, Welding