Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies

WeldingWelding - Certificate

Welding plays a critical role in the strength and durability of everything from cars to heavy industrial machinery to bridges. HGTC's Welding certificate provides students with basic welding skills for use in manufacturing, transportation, fabricated metal products, building construction, HVAC, industrial machinery, the golf industry, and other applications. Practical experience in welding processes means that you'll be fully prepared to get started on the job after graduation. 

For more information, contact:

Jeff Ball (843) 349-7875

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Career Outlook

Because of high demand, good earning potential, and a shortage of workers, welding is an excellent choice for those with an interest in a hands-on career.

Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:
  • Welders, cutters, & welder fitters
  • Welding machine setters, operators, & tenders
  • Solderers and brazers
For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

For more information about gainful employment, visit:

Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:

  • Ballard Iron
  • Venters Welding
  • Saferack Manufacturing
  • Envirosep

    Curriculum Sequence

    First Semester - Fall    
    WLD 102 Introduction to Welding 2
    WLD 111 Arc Welding I 4
    Second Semester - Spring    
    CWE XX Cooperative Work Experience 1
    WLD 113 Arc Welding II 4
    WLD 115 Arc Welding III 4
    WLD 140 Weld Testing 1