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If you enjoy building and repairing things and you want a career where you can work in a wide variety of environments, then welding is for you. Welding is used in most fields, meaning that there is a constant need for skilled workers. At Snow, students get hands-on experience with a variety of welding techniques, making them in-demand upon graduation. 

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Skills Taught

  • Knowledge of Welding Technology Skills
  • Cutting, Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, and Flux Cored Arc Welding
  • Tungsten Arc Welding, Blueprint Reading, Applied Math, Metallurgy
  • Knowledge of Codes and Standard, Tools in the Trade, and Interpersonal Skills
  • Good Safety Practices, and can Correctly Weld in all Positions

Career Options for Graduates

  • Welding Fabrication
  • Repair
  • Construction
  • Maintenance
  • Pipeline Industry
  • Private Business
One Semester

One Semester

Certificate of Proficiency

Two Year

2 years (69-71 credits)

Associate of Applied Science



$2975 ($85/credit)

Student Fees


* Tuition and fees are subject to change.






$225 (approximate)

Fall Semester


Spring Semester


Summer Semester


Students may start this program at the beginning of fall, spring, or summer semester. (August, January, May)

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Richfield Campus

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Certificate of Proficiency in Entry Level Welding

Course # Title Credit Hours
WELD 1012 Oxyacetylene Welding 2
WELD 1015 Cutting Processes 2
WELD 1020 Intro to SMAW 4
WELD 1220 Intro to GMAW 2
WELD 1420 Intro to GTAW 2
WELD 2210 Blueprints for Welders 5
Total Credits 17
This certificate feeds into the Technical Education Certificate in Industrial Technology and the AAS in Industrial Technology.

Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Level Welding

Course # Title Credit Hours
WELD 2020 Advanced SMAW 4
WELD 2220 Advanced GMAW 3
WELD 2230 Advanced FCAW 3
WELD 2320 Metallurgy 4
WELD 2420 Advanced GTAW 4
Total Credits 18
This certificate feeds into the Technical Education Certificate in Industrial Technology and the AAS in Industrial Technology.

This program follows a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. CBE measures your mastery of the subject material (rather than how many hours you spent in class) to determine if you earn credit. CBE is about what you know and can do, not how many hours you spent learning it.

CBE courses contain the same assignments, instruction videos, quizzes, etc., as the regular online version of the class. The main difference is that in a CBE class, most of those lessons and activities are optional (and not graded). You will complete as many (or few) as you need to learn the material. When you feel you’re ready, you can take the assessment. If you pass with an 80% or above, you may move on to the next section. If you score below 80%, you will need to review the material before retaking the assessment. Students are expected to keep up on work, attend labs and externships. Falling behind may result in failure of courses and an inability to complete the program. For more detailed information about Competency Based Education (CBE), please visit:

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