Manufacturing and Technology

Welding Sculpture Skills Certificate 201​7-1​8

Welding Technology

Welding Sculpture Skills Certificate

Schoolcraft program code #CRT.00327

The focus of both the welding industry and sculpture is fabrication. Because sculpture requires artists to use materials, tools and skills, it is natural for artists and the welding industry to merge. This welding sculpture skills certificate helps the professional sculptor or the aspiring welder gain the knowledge and skills needed in today’s art world and welding industry.

Students learn basic and advanced skills in welding with the MIG and TIG welding processes as well as many fabrication techniques used in today’s industry. They learn how to think and work creatively with these processes and how to conceptually and objectively discuss their work. New fabrication processes are explored to give the student an understanding of how alternative methods of fabrication satisfy different needs. This certificate creates an artistic 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.

All courses are not offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion. All program required courses must have been completed with a grade of 2.0 or better.


​Curriculum Guide (PDF)

Download the Curriculum GuideWelding: Sculpture Skills Certificate

First Year - Spring Session
WELD 110 Introduction to Welding Basics for Fabrication 3
WELD 11​2 Contemporary Metal Sculpture 1 3

Total Credits: 6

First Year - Fall Semester
WELD 209 Contemporary Metal Sculpture 2  3
WELD 115 Gas Metal Arc Welding (G.M.A.W./M.I.G.)   3

Total Credits: ​6

First Year - Winter Semester
WELD 119 Gas Tungsten Inert Arc Welding (G.T.A.W./T.I.G.) 3
WELD 208 Advanced Metal Sculpture 4

Total Credits: ​7

Program Total 1​9 Credits

View a complete list of courses in the Welding (WELD) discipline.

Welding Technology

The Workforce Skills You Need

  • Hands-on Training
  • Curriculum aligned to AWS industry standards
  • Certified, experienced faculty
  • State-of-the-art Welding Lab
  • Small class sizes for individualized instructor attention
  • Direct line to the Iron Worker Apprenticeship program

M-CAM Programs
(734) 462-4680

What can I do?

  • Certified Welder
  • Fabricator
  • Cutter

What can I earn?

$17.45/hr., $36,300/yr*
*Median wage according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

Our welding program will provide you with both hands-on welding skills and vital knowledge of metallurgy and other materials.

Today’s precision manufacturing demands highly-skilled fabricators and welders. Our program will prepare you with the competitive, in-demand skills needed in today’s manufacturing industry.

Schoolcraft currently offers three welding program options, allowing you to customize your own career pathway:

Welding Sculpture

Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 credit hrs.


Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 credit hrs.

Joining Technology

AAS degree . . . . . . . . . . 64–67 credit hrs.

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