MS71 NCCER Dual Enrollment Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin and Flint River Campuses and GRCCA

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 1 term
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 17

Program Description

The NCCER Dual Enrollment Shielded Metal Arc Welding certificate program prepares students for careers in the welding industry. This certificate emphasizes instruction in shielded metal arc welding in the overhead, horizontal, and vertical positions.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED are NOT required

Enrollment in this program is restricted to Dual Enrollment students. For more information about Dual Enrollment, please speak to the Recruitment Services office at (770)229-3065.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Chris Patterson, Program Coordinator


Phone: (706) 646-6873

Program Courses


ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


COFC 1080Construction Trades Core


WELD 1015Shielded Metal Arc Welding I


Choose one of the following

WELD 1005Welding and Cutting Fundamentals



WELD 1007Welding Technology Fundamentals


Total Credit Hours:3