Welding Helper

Welding Helper

Workforce Skills Award

Sparks fly as a student wearing safety gear welds pipe

Program Overview

Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. Heating is applied to the pieces to be joined, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond.

Because of its strength, welding is used to construct and repair parts of ships, automobiles, spacecraft, and thousands of other manufactured products. Welding is used to join beams when constructing buildings, bridges, and other structures, and pipes in nuclear plants and refineries.

The Welding Helper Workforce Skills Award (WSA) program prepares students for an entry level job in the welding field.  Program consists of two Continuing Education courses: WLDG 1007 and WLDG 1021.

Course Offerings

Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters

Course Schedule

Course Code Course Name
WLDG 1007 Introduction to Welding
WLDG 1021 Welding Fundamentals

Receiving Academic Credit Hours

All courses in the Welding Helper Workforce Skills Award (WSA) program have the option to be converted to credit hours using a Petition to Record Credit form and all courses lead into the Del Mar College Welding pathway including the Welding Applied Technology, Associate in Applied Science.


  • Students must be 18 years of age
  • High school diploma/GED NOT required
  • Recommended minimum of 9th grade level math and reading knowledge

Academic Pathway

Industrial Technology
(361) 698-1701

Take the next step!

Upon completion, Del Mar College students can advance their skills by taking credit courses toward the following "stackable" credentials:

Register for Continuing Education courses here

Page last updated November 1, 2023.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

(361) 698-1328

3209 S. Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411