The focus of both the welding industry and sculpture is fabrication. Because sculpture requires artists to use materials, tools and skills, it is natural for artists and the welding industry to merge. This welding sculpture skills certificate helps the professional sculptor or the aspiring welder gain the knowledge and skills needed in today’s art world and welding industry.
Students learn basic and advanced skills in welding with the MIG and TIG welding processes as well as many fabrication techniques used in today’s industry. They learn how to think and work creatively with these processes and how to conceptually and objectively discuss their work. New fabrication processes are explored to give the student an understanding of how alternative methods of fabrication satisfy different needs. This certificate creates an artistic option for entry into the welding fabrication certificate and the welding joining technology associate degree. Students are required to purchase protective clothing, protective (safety) shoes and eye protection equipment.
Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion. All program required courses must have been completed with a grade of 2.0 or better.
Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.
Schoolcraft program code #CRT.00327
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First Year - Spring Session
Total Credits: 6
First Year - Fall Semester
Total Credits: 6
First Year - Winter Semester
Total Credits: 7
Program Total: 19 Credits