Welding - Diploma (0500)
In a short period, you can gain the training you need to excel in an in-demand field. By starting at HACC, you will obtain the skills to enter the workforce or continue your education.
With a diploma, you are prepared for entry-level jobs as an assembly welder, maintenance worker or welder’s assistant.
Often, those who enjoy working with their hands, hold good hand-eye coordination and can stay focused for extended periods thrive in this industry. HACC’s program could be the perfect starting point if:
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Our program allows students to gain the hands-on training needed in this profession. Using real equipment and learning from top-notch faculty, you will obtain the basic techniques, including:
- Blueprint reading techniques
- Gas metal arc welding
- Gas tungsten arc welding
- Oxy fuel welding
- Shielded metal arc welding
In fact, you can experience hands-on training in the nearly $1 million welding lab at our York Campus and have the chance to weld on a range of materials, including carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel.
After graduating from our program, you will be able to:
- Interpret welding blueprints
- Weld carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel in various positions with the oxy fuel welding process
- Weld carbon steel in various positions with the shielded metal arc welding process
- Weld carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel in various positions with the gas metal arc welding process
- Weld carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel in various positions with the gas tungsten arc welding process
- View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
- Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
- Browse our advising checksheet (pdf), which is also an excellent tool to help you personalize your course load each term and manage your overall advancement through our programs.
Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships for details and deadlines.
You can enroll in classes in the spring, summer and fall. Please visit our website to submit your application anytime. When you do, please include program code 0500 with your application. This code is unique to the program.