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Trades and Technology

Welding Technology - Certificate (4161)

Do you enjoy working with your hands and have good hand-eye coordination? Do you want to be in a high-demand and increasingly high-tech field? Enroll in our Welding Technology Certificate to start your path to a rewarding career.

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With a certificate, you are ready to enter the workforce as a qualified welder and seek employment as a(n):

  • Assembler
  • Machine operator that is related to welding
  • Repair technician
  • Welding sales and services representative
  • Welder (you will need an American Welding Society (AWS) certification)
  • Welder’s assistant

Do any of these characteristics describe you?

  • Strong hand-eye coordination and
  • Ability to work with tools
  • Good attention to detail and
  • Ability to stay focused for extended periods of time
  • Solid communication skills and the capacity to
  • Work well with others
  • A desire to maximize your potential in the welding profession



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Our certificate prepares you for employment in the welding industry..  Our curriculum emphasizes developing advanced skills in: 

  • OSHA Safety Practices for industrial environments
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten-Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Oxy-Fuel Cutting/Welding/Brazing (OFCWB)
  • Plasma Cutting (PAC)
  • Air Carbon ARc (CAC-A) Gouging
  • Blueprint Reading and interpretation of welding symbols
  • Testing and Inspection

After completing our program, you will be able to: 

  • Use relevant welding processes to join metal components in all positions
  • Perform thermal cutting and gouging on metal components
  • Read and interpret prints and welding symbols used for metal fabrication
  • Test and inspect weldments with destructive and nondestructive examination
  • 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.

The Welding Technology Certificate is designed to lead you directly into the workforce.  However, you may transfer some of your HACC coursework into our Associate in Applied Science in technology studies if you want to continue your education.

Additionally, you can discuss the option of transferring credits to this school.

Pennsylvania College of Technology: Welding (pdf)

You can complete the entire program at our Harrisburg Campus through on-campus/in-person instruction.

Yes! We offer many scholarships through the HACC Foundation. Each scholarship has specific eligibility requirements. To learn how to apply, please visit

We offers classes in the spring, summer and fall, and you can apply anytime online. When you submit your application, make sure to include program code 4161. By providing this unique code, you will ensure you are applying to the correct program.



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