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Welding & Fabrication Technology

  • Golden Triangle campus, Associate's Degree and Certificate programs
  • Scooba campus, Certificate program
The Welding and Fabrication Technology program prepares graduates to enter the job market in many different areas. Welding is utilized in manufacturing, structural construction, custom job shops, and as an integral part of many businesses.
 
The Welding and Fabrication Technology program offers two options of study: a) a nine-month curriculum that leads to a certificate and the opportunity to acquire the American Welding Society (AWS) Schools Excelling through National Skill Standards Education (SENSE) Level I certification; and b) a two-year curriculum that leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding and Fabrication Technology.
 
Certificate program:
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Students will be provided instruction in the correct methods of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Other components of metal fabrication along with special emphasis on safety in the work place, relations with others in the work place and the importance of regular and timely attendance will also be covered.
 
Students completing all requirements of the one-year certificate in Welding & Fabrication and who meet the general admission requirements of the College for the associate of applied science degree will be eligible to enter the second year of the program.
 
This program requires a particular score on the COMPASS test for program entrance. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times, locations and minimum scores. Students who are at least 18 years of age and who have completed the tenth grade will be required to meet the College Admission requirements along with the additional program entrance requirements.
 
Associate's Degree program:
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Students who complete all requirements of the one-year certificate in Welding & Fabrication, and who meet the general admission requirements of the College for the Associate of Applied Science degree, will be eligible to enter the second year of the program.​

Career Opportunities:

 

Employment outlook is very good. The need for welders is stable, with an increase in the past year. The upswing in manufacturing has resulted in renewed employment of trained welders. The increase is expected to remain stable. The salary range varies greatly depending on students' abilities and geographical locations. ​


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PO Box 158
Scooba, MS 39358
(662) 476-8442
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PO Box 100
Mayhew, MS 39753
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CAFB, MS 39710
(662) 434-2660
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255 Rosenbaum Ave.
Meridian, MS 39309
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