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The Welding program provides instruction in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), as well as blueprint reading and layout techniques. Students may complete a Certificate of Proficiency, Technical Certificate, and/or A.A.S. in welding.


  • Students should be advised that welding may ruin outer garments. Students should plan on purchasing several sets of long-sleeved shirts and jeans.
  • Welding is one of the more physically demanding programs at UACCM.
  • Manual dexterity, good eyesight, and good eye-hand coordination are assets. Welders should be able to concentrate on detailed work for long periods.


  • Students required to take remedial courses must follow the UACCM Student Success Plan.


Graduates are employed as:

  • Pipeline construction
  • Metal fabrication
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Industrial companies for equipment repair
  • Shielded metal arc welding
  • Structural welding

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