MHCC welding students

Certified Welder Certificate - How to Get Started

You can start the certified welder program any term. Students admitted to MHCC can sign up for classes in the program after reading, writing, and math placement requirements have been met.

Complete the MHCC Application Process

It is easy to get started at MHCC. Simply follow the steps in our new student checklist. These include filling out the admission form, figuring out how to pay for college through programs like the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA), connecting with our staff to choose classes, and more.

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Applied to MHCC? Here's what to do next

After you have been admitted to MHCC, you will need to meet the course registration requirements in reading, writing, and math.

Placement Requirements Needed to Get Started in This Program

Placement into RD115 or completion of RD090 Placement into WR115 or completion of WR090 Placement into MTH060 or completion of MTH020

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Sign up for classes

After completing the placement requirements, you can sign up for classes. First-term students should sign up for these classes: 

  • IMTL120 SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding/Stick) Theory (two credits)
  • IMTL121 SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding/Stick) Lab (three credits)
  • IMTL171 Welding Certificate Program Lab I (one credit)

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Additional Program Costs

In addition to Mt. Hood Community College tuition, fees, and textbooks, there is a Required Tool List you’ll need to purchase to complete your coursework. These tools will be yours to keep when you start your career. Several of the courses in this program also require an additional fee, most under $100.

Textbooks per term can range from $600-$1000, and can be purchased online through the college bookstore.

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Have questions about the Certified Welder Certificate Program?

Read Certified Welder Certificate Frequently Asked Questions

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