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Welding Certificate Program
May 6, 2019

weldingThe University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will offer a certificate program in welding beginning Fall Semester, 2019.  The 36 credit-hour program is designed to train students to enter the workforce as welders after one year of coursework. 

The welding certificate program focuses on building skills specific to welding careers. The program allows students to obtain an academic credential while learning an employable skill, thus creating a pathway for entry into the workforce.

Dean of Instruction, Sharon Hurley commented “UNM-LA has offered Beginning Welding and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) courses for many years. These welding courses have consistently filled to capacity every semester at UNM-LA. We are pleased to be able to expand our welding courses into a certificate program that trains students to enter the workforce with both academic and workforce credentials. We are grateful for the support of UNM-Albuquerque, the New Mexico Higher Education Department, SER-Jobs Progress, and the Local Union 412 in creating this program.”

Students in the welding certificate program will study national safety standards, blueprint reading, arc welding, oxyacetylene welding, gas metal arc welding (MIG), and gas tungsten arc welding (TIG). UNM-LA will offer three beginning welding course sections in the fall semester and one section of MIG and TIG Welding.  Fall classes begin August 19.  Registration for summer and fall classes opened on April 15.

View UNM-LA classes at losalamos.unm.edu/academics/class-schedule.html.  For information on how to register for these or any UNM-LA course, contact Student Services at 505-662-5919.