Welding and Cutting - Certificate


About the Program

The Welding and Cutting curriculum is designed to prepare the student for entry level employment in the field of welding and cutting. The curriculum includes Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Pipe Welding, Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), Air Carbon Arc Cutting (AAC), Oxyacetylene Welding (OAW) and Brazing, Gas Metal Arc Aluminum Welding (GMAAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW).

Students will also be subject to participate in the AWS Welding Certification during the progression of the program.


Admission Requirements

In addition to the general requirements, priority admission is granted to those applicants whose ACT scores show a composite score of 14 or higher, or equivalent ACCUPLACER score.


Job Opportunities

Welding inspector, welding sales representative, welding technician, structural metal worker, welder, cutter, sheet-metal workers, structural metal fabricator/fitter, materials engineer.




Shane Brister

Instructor – Welding and Cutting

Southwest Mississippi Community College

1156 College Drive

Summit, MS 39666