Pipe Code Welding: Certificate of Achievement


The Pipe Code Welding curriculum provides training in the discipline of pipe code welding. To earn a Certificate of Achievement in Pipe Code Welding, the required four courses must be successfully completed. This is a standalone certification and is also a structural step toward earning your Associate in Science in Welding Technology degree. 

The Welding Technology Program offers an Associate in Science degree, as well as five Certificate options. (Links are in the For More Information section, below.)

  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc and Flux Core Arc Welding
  • Pipe Code Welding
  • Structural Code Welding
  • Welding Assistant/Helper

The Program provides students with manipulative skills and technical knowledge required to perform in a variety of entry- to mid-level welding careers in manufacturing, petroleum, fabrication, and others.

The courses and training will prepare students to take the necessary code tests required in several occupational fields for employment.

Earnings Potential

See the salary levels for all types of welding on the Welding Technology Degree page. The salary ranges offered in the Kern County, California, region rank at the top compared to median welding salaries in the U.S. Link here for your Earnings Potential.  

Program Requirements

Pipe Code Welding: Certificate of Achievement course requirements link. Please note: This link and all links for courses, below, go to the Taft College Catalog, an external website. Plan to return to the Taft College website.

Required Courses

Course Number   Course Name Credit Hours
WELD 1500 Welding Processes 3.0
WELD 1510 Shielding Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 3.0
WELD 1540 Pipe Welding 3.0
INTC 1000 Career Readiness in Industrial Technology 3.0
    Total Credit Hours: 12.0