• West Hills Center Programs

    Classes for this program are held at the West Hills Center and the Energy Innovation Center, the North Campus,
    affiliated Centers, 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071 and 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

  • Welding Technology (317.3)


    Also see Welding Technology (316.4).

    This certificate program provides students with the entry-level skills to work as a welder in small and large companies. Students in this certificate program are eligible to take the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 and D1.5 Certification Test. This program also offers students the skills that are necessary to read blueprints in the technical work area. Full-time students in this certificate program are prepared to sit for the AWS certification in four (4) months. Students may find employment as welders, fabricators or grinders.

    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

    1. Utilize safety procedures and theory of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) processes.
    2. Utilize multi-layered welds in different weld joints and weld positions.
    3. Operate oxy-fuel cutting and brazing equipment safely.
    4. Identify and interpret blueprints and the basic (ASW) weld symbols.
    5. Demonstrate Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Flux Core Arc Welding processes and the safety and setup procedures for metals, i.e., aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel.

    The CCAC North Campus Welding Certificate is available at the CCAC West Hills Center. Credit for some courses may be awarded for work completed at an area vocational/technical school, trade school or in the military. Students should be advised at the West Hills Center.



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    Degree Requirements

    One Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    WLD-101Welding Fundamentals3
    WLD-102Advanced Welding3
    WLD-107 Blueprint Reading for Welders3
    WLD-201Preparation for Welding Certification3
    WLD-202 MIG and TIG Processes3
    WLD-221 Brazing and Welding3
    Total Credits: 18
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 18
  • New Opportunities and Careers in Welding

    The team at CCAC’s West Hills Center details the benefits of their welding program, which is meeting the high industry demand for a qualified workforce. Learn how CCAC students prepare for high-earning welding careers through CCAC fast track training—earn while you learn and graduate with little or no educational debt.