Welding Dual Credit

Benefits of Ranger College Dual Credit

Saves time: Many students reduce the time to degree or certificate completion.

Transfer success: Courses transfer to most higher education institutions and rigorous college-level course work prepares students for a successful transition to college.

Affordable: May significantly reduce the cost of higher education.

Accredited instruction: Ranger College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees.  Questions about the accreditation of Ranger College may be directed in writing to the Southern  Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by  using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Support services: Students taking dual credit courses have access to important student support services such as tutoring, counseling, advising, and library services.

Geared for learning: Ranger College offers smaller classes and more opportunities for individual attention to help retain younger and first-in-family students.

Upon completion of the Dual Credit Welding Program, students will be prepared for employment as an entry-level welder. They may also continue on to higher certification levels or complete the A.A.S. degree in Welding with Ranger College.

AWS Sense Certificate Level 1

Each four-credit hour course must be scheduled a minimum of 320 minutes per week. For classes meeting five days a week, this would break down to 64 minutes per day in a 15 week college semester. This standard is generally met by double-blocking the course although districts also may schedule students to a zero hour or other time before and after school to meet the requirement.

Students take courses at a dual credit partner campus. The welding lab must be approved by the dual credit welding liaison and district partners must supply all required equipment and supplies.

Financial Aid:
Pell grants are available based on student need in the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Students must complete the FAFSA to apply. Please contact Ranger College Financial Aid for assistance.

Dual credit welding students who do not qualify for Pell have access to scholarship funds that reduce tuition to $80/course. Please encourage all students to complete the FAFSA.

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Textbooks and Supplies:
Purchased by student or high school partner.

Course of study:

CoursesSemester Hours
Junior Year
WLDG1421Introduction to Welding Fundamentals4
WLDG1428Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding4
Senior Year
WLDG1412Introduction to Flux Cored Arc Welding4
WLDG1413Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders4
Total Semester Hours16


The following is for informational purposes only. Charges are set by the Ranger College Board of Regents and are subject to change without notice. The chart below may not include all charges at this time. Please consult the Ranger College catalog for additional information.

Welding program costs $80 per credit hour, and the following is the approximate cost of the certificate:

1st Semester$320.00
2nd Semester$320.00
3rd Semester$320.00
4th Semester$320.00
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