Introductory Pipe Welding Technology Certificate (09786.CE)

School of Agriculture and Industrial Technology

The Merced College Welding Technology Program prepares participants for employment in structural welding, welding repair, job shop welding, and production welding. The program is also designed to retrain and update persons presently employed in welding and related trades.

The Merced College Introductory Pipe Welding Technology program prepares participants for entry level employment in the pipe and tube welding industry. The program includes basic welding on tube and pipe in the 2G and 5G welding positions using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Shielded Metal Arc Welding. Students will also learn the basic principles for cutting, layout, and fit up of tube and pipe.

A certificate of proficiency will be awarded upon successful completion of the required courses listed below. For successful completion, a student must complete the requirements with a minimum grade of a "C" (or P) in each course with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

A. Produce appropriate fit up, tacks, and weld stainless steel tube and pipe.

B. Demonstrate the ability to fit up and tack carbon steel pipe.

C. Develop appropriate/ good manufacturing practices.

D. Produce the basic weld joints used in industry and applicable situations in which they are used.

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Program Requirements:

Program Core: (12 Units)


WELD-06 Fundamentals of Oxy-Fuel Welding and Shielded Metal Arc Welding


WELD-07  Fundamentals of TIG and MIG Welding


WELD-51 Introductory Pipe Welding


WELD-52 Advanced Pipe Welding and Fitting


WELD-53 Fabrication Equipment Operation and Safety


 Total: (12 Units)

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Contact Information


Bryan Tassey


(209) 384-6250

School Office

AGIT Office


(209) 381-6478

Welding Program Website