The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
This program provides students with the skills and knowledge for
employment as a pipe welder in industries such as cross-country natural gas
transmission and natural gas retailers.
Upon successful completion of the
program, the graduate will:
Successful completion of this
program prepares students for the following certification examinations:
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)-D1.1 and D1.5 American Welding Society (AWS)
test on one-inch plate in the vertical position; American Society of Mechanical
Engineers (ASME) and American Welding Society (AWS) pipe welding certification
in uphill Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) for 6" diameter, schedule 80 pipe
in the 6G (45 degree) fixed position; and The American Petroleum Institute
(API) downhill shielded metal-arc pipe welding process employed by the
Marcellus Shale industry to connect natural gas cross country transmission
The Welding Technology program is located at the CCAC–West
Hills Center as a day or evening program. The program is also offered at Career
and Technical Centers (CTC), based on demand and lab availability. Credit for
some courses may be awarded for work completed at an area Career and Technology
Center (CTC) through Students Occupationally and Academically Ready (SOAR)
articulations, trade schools or from the military. Students will be required to
purchase welding tools and equipment.