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Welding Courses

Welding technology has changed dramatically.  (Welders) frequently work with lasers, robotics, computer programming and other complex technologies.
- American Welding Society

What is Welding?

Think the Eiffel Tower, Mackinac Bridge or the frame of your favorite automobile. Welding is the preferred process for joining two or more pieces of metal together into a single, durable whole.  Welding is a valued skill in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automobile manufacturing, building construction and bridge construction, and involving a variety of materials including metals and plastics.  

Welding at Macomb

In Macomb’s Welding Courses, offered as part of Macomb’s Applied Technology and Apprenticeship Program, you will be introduced to the properties of metal and the different types of welding methods and processes. You will learn to safely operate, maintain and repair welding equipment, and to fabricate and test sample welds.  Courses include those leading to certification in shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, pipe welding and special testing. 

Macomb’s Welding Courses

  • Welding Metallurgy
  • Fundamentals of Gas & Arc Welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Advanced Welding & Welder Certification
  • Pipe Welding
  • Special Testing
  • Welding Codes & Certification
  • Maintenance Welding
  • Tool & Die Welding 

Career Opportunities with a Certificate in Welding or Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Technology - Welding

With a Certificate of Completion in Welding or Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Technology - Welding, you will be qualified for positions that include welder.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree

The credits earned in Macomb’s Welding Courses transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Welding Courses at Macomb?

For more information on Macomb’s Welding Courses, contact the Applied Technology Department, 586.445.7438, or

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