From welding to philosophy, FRCC has a program for you.

Is a bachelor's degree your goal? Our two-year associate degrees (A.A., A.S.) are guaranteed to transfer to four-year public schools in Colorado.

Need skills? Our technical degrees (A.A.S.) and certificates launch you into a career. Some certificates can be completed in just one semester.

Select a campus to see what programs are offered there.  Click on a program name for required classes, contacts, starting salaries, and more.

Welding Technology

Offered at: Larimer

Welding Degree

A.A.S. in Welding

60-62 credits
(4 semesters)

An A.A.S. degree in Welding shows employers you are job-ready with quality welding skills, knowledge of job safety, and teamwork and communication skills. Employers will know you have been trained in a Certified Welding Testing Facility by Certified Welding Instructors.

You may complete a Welding Fundamentals certificate, enter the workforce, and then return at any time to learn specific skills while pursuing advanced certificates or an A.A.S. degree.

Welding Degree: See required courses by semester.

See list of degree requirements.

See welding course descriptions.

Welding Certificates

Pipe Welding

41 credits
(3 semesters)

This certificate program covers a broad spectrum of welding techniques including: cutting processes, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and pipe welding. 

Welding certificate: See required courses by semester.

See list of certificate requirements.

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Metal Fabrication

32-33 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program covers a broad spectrum of welding techniques including: cutting processes, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, blueprint reading, design, layout, and metal fabrication. 

Metalworking certificate: See required courses by semester. 

See list of certificate requirements.

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Comprehensive Welding

33 credits
(3 semesters)

This certificate program covers a broad spectrum of welding techniques including: cutting processes, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and gas metal arc welding. 

Welding certificate: See required courses by semester.

See list of certificate requirements.

See gainful employment information.

Creative Metalworking

16 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program is for the artist in you. It combines 2-D Design and introductory welding concepts to produce welded sculptures using techniques to color and texture metal.

Metalworking certificate: See required courses by semester.

See list of certificate requirements.

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Gas Metal Arc Welding

9 credits
(1 semester)

This certificate program covers welding in all positions and on various joint configurations using gas metal arc welding process on various metals.

Gas Metal Arc certificate: See required courses by semester.

See list of certificate requirements.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

9 credits
(1 semester)

This certificate program covers welding in all positions on various joint configurations using gas tungsten arc welding processes on various metals.

Gas Tungsten Arc certificate: See required courses by semester.

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Oxyacetylene Welding

5 credits
(1 semester)

This certificate program covers setting up equipment and performing cutting and gouging operations using various cutting processes.

Oxyacetylene Welding certificate: See required courses by semester.

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Shielded Metal Arc Welding

13 credits
(1 semester)

This certificate program covers safety inspections, minor repairs, operating parameters, and operating shielded metal arc welding equipment using various electrodes.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding certificate: See required courses by semester.

See list of certificate requirements.

Welding Fundamentals

9 credits
(1 semester)

This certificate program provides an introduction to welding skills, including cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and gas metal arc welding.

Welding Fundamentals certificate: See required courses by semester.

See list of certificate requirements.

AWS logoCertified by the American Welding Society

Our instructors are certified welding educators and certified welding inspectors. Your FRCC degree or certificates make you highly qualified. Contact Josh Heuerman or Thompson Tindall for more information on the AWS Testing Facility.

Our Brighton Center offers classes at Prairie View High School in Henderson.

Welding Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Welder $33,801 $47,279 $54,017
Sheet Metal $32,023 $48,108 $56,259
Structural Steel $29,246 $39,932 $45,276
Colorado Dept. of Labor & Employment (2017)

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