Gogebic Community College


Student welding

Welding Program Overview

  • Certificate Program
  • 1 Year
  • Main Campus - Ironwood


The Welding Certificate Program offers a new, regionally recognized state-of-the-art training facility that includes advanced welding and fabrication systems in a safe and open learning environment. Students work in hands-on classes to earn pipe and plate welding certifications, program and operate robotic welders as well as other CNC equipment while earning college credits. Training is self-paced and includes support from dedicated instructors with industry experience and AWS credentials. 

Unique Features

  • Employable upon completion 
  • Stackable credentials (earn multiple certifications)


  • Self-discipline to meet personal goals 
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Visual acuity 
  • Physical capability to lift heavy objects and stand for long periods. 


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Courses at Gogebic

Prefix Title Credits
COL 102 College and Career Success 1
WLD 100 Introduction to Welding and Industrial Safety 2
WLD 110 Welding Symbols and Blueprint Reading 2
WLD 120 Thermal Cutting and Welding Processes 4
WLD 140 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 3
WLD 150 Metal Fabrication and Rigging 3
Prefix Title Credits
MTH 106 Mathematics for the Engineering Technologies 4
WLD 160 Gas Metal/Flux Cored Arc Welding (GMAW)/(FCAW) 5
WLD 170 Metallurgy 2
WLD 180 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 3
WLD 220 Weld Inspection and Testing 1
WLD 240 Pipe and Plate Qualification 2
Total Credits: 32
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