Apr 20, 2024  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Welding, Certificate of Completion

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School of Applied Technologies (AT)


Students will study hands-on Welding Technology, which includes blueprint reading, mathematics, metallurgy and other general course work. Classes include classroom and lab time. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be eligible for entry level employment in a variety of industrial careers.

Educational Option Information

  • This is a 38-hour Welding, Certificate of Completion program.

This program can be started:

  • Any term. First, Second and Third term classes are offered every term. 
    The first three terms have 300 contact hours of lab classes plus various lecture classes in blueprint reading welding math and metallurgy.

Primary course location:

  • Main Campus

Are there any program physical requirements?

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 50 lbs., work in a variety of surroundings and conditions.

Cost and Financial Aid

This is a financial aid eligible program.

Scholarships available from American Society of Welding (AWS) and Albuquerque Foundation.

What is the approximate cost of  this program?

  • Tuition: See table of Tuition and Fees
  • Books: ~$300 - $400
  • Fees: $650
  • Tools: Tools are included in Fees

Career and Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

The Welder, Certificate of Completion coursework is transferrable into the CNM Metals Technology, Associate of Applied Science Welding Concentration.

Employment Opportunities

Over 90% percent of our graduates obtained employment in the metals technology field. Available jobs with the Machine Tool concentration include aerospace, manufacturing, research and development and the scientific fields. Available jobs with the Welding concentration include construction, energy and manufacturing, with job titles including Fabricator, Fitter, Welders helper and Welder.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Certificate of Completion in Welding 38 credit hours

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