Jackson County Campus
Perkinston Campus
George County Center
West Harrison County Center
Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center

Become an Entry Level Welder and Cutter

About the Program

The 15-week Welding and Cutting Technology curriculum is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment in the field of welding and cutting.

Electives are available in advanced levels of welding and cutting. The welding competencies required in this curriculum were developed to coincide with the Guide for the Training and Qualification of Welding Personnel: Entry Level Welders (AWS EG2.10-95) and Specification for Qualification and Certification for Entry Level Welders (AWS QC 10-95).

Skills Students Learn

Students will be exposed to the following skills:

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC)
  • Carbon Arc Cutting
  • Oxyfuel Cutting
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

Career Opportunities

Students are prepared for entry-level positions as:

  • Welders
  • Cutters
  • Solderers
  • Brazers

Credentials and Degree Options*

  • Students who complete structural welding training are eligible to test for AWS D1.1 Certification

* An Associate of Applied Science degree is not applicable for this program. See the Welding Technology program for degree options.

Apply Now

Submit the information below, and someone will reach out to you about registering for Workforce Welding Training.

For additional questions, email workforce@mgccc.edu or call (228) 897-4360.

For questions about credit welding, see the Welding Technology program.

Answer Center Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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