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Advanced Welding Technologies Program

Advanced Welding Technologies - Certificate

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welding classes, Myrtle Beach South Carolina

Welding plays a critical role in the strength and durability of everything from cars to heavy industrial machinery to bridges. HGTC's Advanced Welding certificate provides students entry level training and practical skills in Oxy-Acetylene cutting and brazing, SMAW (Arc), GMAW (MIG), FCAW (Flux Core) and GTAW (TIG) in ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including purge welding of sanitary process pipe.

In addition to preparing students for AWS welder performance certifications, students will also learn shop and site safety practices, blue print reading, principles of metallurgy, construction math, hand and power tool usage and basic layout techniques used in the fabrication industry

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
  • Solderers and brazers
  • Welding machine setters, operators and tenders

Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:

  • Ballard Iron
  • Venters Welding
  • Saferack Manufacturing
  • Envirosep

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

For more information, contact:
Jeff Ball - (843) 349-7875

Curriculum Sequence for Day & Evening Sections

First Semester - Fall Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
WLD 103 Print Reading I 1
WLD 106 Gas and Arc Welding 4
WLD 110 Welding Safety and Health 1
WLD 111 Arc Welding I 4
WLD 201 Welding Metallurgy 2
  TOTAL 12
Second Semester - Spring    
WLD 113 Arc Welding II 4
WLD 132 Inert Gas Welding Ferrous 4
WLD 154 Pipe Fitting and Welding 4
  TOTAL 12
Third Semester - Summer    
WLD 134 Inert Gas Welding Non-Ferrous 3
WLD 140 Weld Testing 1
WLD 228 Inert Gas Welding Pipe I 4
WLD 229 Inert Gas Welding Pipe II 2
  TOTAL 10