Welding: Fabrication Certificate

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Community college certification

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Welding Technology/Welder. 480508


Location: PCC-Downtown Campus, Tucson, AZ

A. Course Objective
Description: Prepare for entry level positions in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and flux core arc welding (FCAW).
Competencies to be achieved: Upon successful completion of the Fabrication Welding Certificate program, the learner will be able to:
Students who complete this certificate have demonstrated advanced skills in all aspects of welding, such as structural fabrication, ornamental, and working with exotic metals.

B. Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):

C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
Each course has a required textbook indicated in the course syllabus. For information contact program: 520-206-6351

D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
For information contact program:
PPE (personal protective equipment) Welders Helmet, Goggles, Steel Toed
Boots, Gloves, Fire Resistant Welders Cape/Apron, Ear Plugs

E. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification: Sharon Macias;; 520-724-7653

F. Direct Website link to the program:

Additional information:
• Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: N/A
Other requirements needed: Required core courses Basic Welding
Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):
Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)
• Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: Yes, American Welding Society (AWS), D1.1 Welder Qualification
• Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: Yes,
Pursue a Welding and Fabrication AAS degree.
• Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Training is recognized in other geographic areas.
• Accredited Curriculum:
(This is referring to the course being accredited,
not the test or school)
Yes or No:
The courses in this award are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, but not by a separate accrediting agency.
Accrediting Agency and link to website:
J. Credential Attainment Rate: TBD-percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Pima Community College

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

Pima Community College Downtown Campus

Local WIB

6 - Pima County Workforce Investment Board

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$1,600.00 Books

Testing/Exam Fees

$100.00 D1.1 Welder Qualification. See instructor for exact costs

In-State/District Tuition

$3,480.00 In State-Differential A Tuition

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$9,552.00 Out-of-State Differential B Tuition

Registration Fee

$214.00 Ea Sem $15 + Stud Serv & Tech Fee ea crd $3; $2.50

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$800.00 Helmet, Gloves, Boots, Apron, Goggles

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

51-4121.00Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
$14.91 per hour
Required Certification: high school diploma or equivalent; some college
51-4122.00Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$13.72 per hour
Required Certification: high school diploma or equivalent

Provider Status



Various PCC Campus Locations, Tucson, Arizona 85709

Phone Number

(520) 206-4737

Web Address

Last Updated

Feb 23, 2022


Dec 11, 2019


Feb 17, 2023