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Welding: Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate

The road to becoming a welding Journeyman starts with apprenticeship training. Schoolcraft College accomplishes that mission by providing training, leadership, and partnership with local trade unions in order to uphold union values and the principles of service and professionalism. Coursework will prepare students for union apprenticeship by providing instruction in fundamental welding equipment and techniques, project planning, layout, fabrication, safety and technical math. Students completing the coursework successfully will also earn American Welding Society certification in at least one welding procedure. The pre-apprenticeship certificate will help ensure that students have the skills, knowledge, and training necessary to be safe on the jobsite, competitive in the workplace and satisfied in their careers. This certificate creates an option for entry into the welding fabrication certificate and the welding joining technology associate degree.

Students are required to purchase protective clothing, protective (safety) shoes and eye protection equipment.

Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion.

Schoolcraft program code #1YC.00129
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See Gainful Employment for more information about our graduation rates, median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information.

Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 13

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 10

First Year -Spring Session

Total Credits: 4

Program Total: 27 Credits

Exams for above certificate will also be provided on an individual basis.

Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them.

Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor or counselor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

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