Mar 08, 2021  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Welding Certificate

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Program Description

Code 155 - 25 Credits

Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. Through welding, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. There are a variety of welding processes including stick, MIG and TIG. The Industrial Welding core curriculum at Kellogg Community College prepares students to weld a variety of metals in various positions using each of these processes. Students may pursue either a Certificate or an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Welding.

Modules within the curriculum cover:

  • Advanced Arc Welding
  • Brazing and Soldering
  • Cutting Processes
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Oxyacetylene Welding
  • Pipe Welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Special Applications/Fabrication
  • Welding Metallurgy

Modular Format

Industrial Trades curricula are offered in a non-traditional, modular format. Module descriptions are not listed in the catalog. For more information about Industrial Trades modules go to the Industrial Trades page at

Industrial Trades Orientation

All students interested in taking Industrial Trades modules must complete one or more core curriculum orientation. The orientation is a core curriculum prerequisite. Students will not be able to register for modules until the orientation is completed.


All first-time KCC students must complete the FYS 101 - First Year Seminar  course with a grade of C or higher. See an Academic Advisor for course completion and/or any questions pertaining to the FYS course.

To earn the certificate, students must complete twenty-five (25) credits in Welding core curriculum. For more information about Industrial Welding modules go to the Industrial Trades page at

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