Apr 20, 2024  
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 [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, and metallurgy. 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.

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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: Welding classes are taught on Main and Rio Rancho Campuses.
  • Program physical requirements: Ability to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 50 lbs., work in a variety of surroundings and conditions.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations
  • Scholarships available from American Society of Welding (AWS) and Albuquerque Foundation.
  • Books: ~$400 - $500
  • Fees: $750
  • Tools: Tools are included in Fees

Educational Opportunities

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

Employment Opportunities

Available jobs with the Welding concentration include construction, energy and manufacturing, with job titles including Fabricator, Fitter, Welders helper and Welder.

Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services.

Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses

Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.

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