Pipe Welding Technology Certificate (09785.CM)

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 Pipe Welding Technology program prepares participants for employment in the tubing and pipe welding industry. The program includes welding on tube and pipe in the 2G, 5G, and 6G positions using Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, Flux Cored Arc, Gas and Tungsten Arc. welding. In addition students will learn the different procedures for cutting and preparing tube and pipe in addition to learning procedures for layout and fit up of tube and pipe.

A Certificate of Achievement 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 ā€œCā€ (or P) or better in each course with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

A. Demonstrate the ability to weld stainless steel pipe and tube.

B. Demonstrate the ability to weld carbon pipe uphill and downhill.

C. Layout and fit up stainless and carbon tube pipe.

D. Understand and implement good manufacturing practices inside food processing facilities.

E. Understand pipe/tube fittings and valves and where and how they are used.

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Program Requirements:

Program Core: (15 Units)


WELD-60 Fundamentals of SMAW and GTAW in Pipe and Tube Welding


WELD-61 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Stainless Steel and Carbon Pipe and Tube 


WELD-62 Welding Procedures in Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc,
and Flux Core Arc Welding of Carbon Pipe


WELD-63 Fitting and Layout for Pipe and Tube Industry


 Total: (15 Units)

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Contact Information


Bryan Tassey


(209) 384-6250

School Office

AGIT Office


(209) 381-6478

Welding Program Website