The objectives of the Welding and Joining Technology program are to enable the student to meet entry-level requirements for employment, build a basis for further study, and for lifelong learning in the metal-working trades.

This page gives students information about the program, links to occupational information, estimated program cost, normal time for program completion, median debt at program completion, and job placement rate for program completers, if available. *For programs with fewer than 10 graduates, median debt and on-time completion rates are designated by N/A.  

EWC’s six-digit OPE-ID is 003929.

Welding and Joining Technology Certificate

CIP CODE: 48.0508 (Classification of Instruction Program)

Credential Level: 01 (undergraduate certificate)

Length of Program:

Normal time of program completion: 2 semesters

Number of hours required for completion:

30 Credit Hours

Estimated Cost of Program: 2011-2012




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 **The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) tuition rate is calculated at approximately 1 1/2 times the resident tuition rates. to qualify for the WUE rate, a student must be a resident of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Palau, American Samoa, Northern Marianas, Guam, Marshall Islands or the Federated States of Micronesia. Although Nebraska is not part of WUE, Nebraska residents are eligible for the same rate.

Occupational Information:

Information below is available on O*Net. By clicking on the occupational links, you will be able to find more detailed information related to tasks, tools and technology, knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, work context, job zone, education, interest, work styles, work values, related occupations, wages and employment, and additional information.