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2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Welding Technology
Title: Rising Welder Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield, Mountain View and North Lake campus only


  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.RISING.WELDER

The Rising Welder Certificate is an introductory welding program that enables students to obtain entry-level knowledge in Welding processes including Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Blueprint reading, and a choice of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) or Introduction to Fabrication.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1307 Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes 3
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1313 Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders 3
WLDG 1417 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 4
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (4)
Semester Total 7
Minimum Hours Required 18

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.