Welding College Credits

There are a number of options for earning college credits at CPAVTS. It is important that students work with the Admissions Office at the school they plan on attending. Our Student Services office will help to guide students through this process as well.


HACC Collegewide 2C 2Students are CPAVTS and HACC students at the same time. Students leave High School with a college transcript.

A HACC course is taught by CPAVTS instructors (HACC adjuct faculty) at CPAVTS. There is a cost for each credit students earn, though it is greatly reduced from HACC's already low tuition cost.

These courses are part of the normal curriculum during for Level 3 students and the course is delivered during the normal Program time. Particicipation is optional for students but highly recommended. These HACC credits can be used at many other schools across the state either as elective credits or towards a certification or degree.

WELD 102 Oxy Fuel Welding and Cutting 3 Credits
WELD 103 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I 3 Credits
WELD 120 Gas Metal Arc Welding 3 Credits



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All CPAVTS programs are approved by the Department of Education. Because of this, the following list of colleges have agreed to give CPAVTS students credit for the following courses when students enroll and meet the following requirements:

  1. 1.  Graduate from high school. 
  2. 2.  Earn a 2.5 GPA in the courses in your program area. 
  3. 3.  Earn a score of “Advanced” or “Competent” on the NOCTI exam.  
  4. 4.  Successfully complete all tasks on the Program of Study task list.

Pennsylvania College of Technology

WEL 114 - Shielded Metal Arc I
WEL 116 - Shielded Metal Arc II
WEL 120 - Gas Metal Arc I
WEL 123 - Gas Tungsten Arc I
WEL 124 - Gas Metal Arc II

Westmoreland County Community College

DFT 110 - Blueprint Reading
WEL 125 - Welding I
WEL 135 - Welding II

Northampton Community College

WELD 100 - Welding Processes I
WELD 101 - Welding Processes II
WELD 102 - Welding Processes III
WELD 103 - Welding Processes IV
WELD 115 - Weld Symbol Applications
WELD 120 - Gas Tungsten Arc Weld Pr (GTAW)

Harrisburg Area Community College-HACC

GTEC 101 - Safety in the Workplace
WELD 101 - Blueprint Reading
WELD 102 - Oxy Fuel Welding and Cutting
WELD 103 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

MFWT 106 - Gas Metal Arc Welding/Plasma Arc Cutting
MFWT 111 - Metals Fabrication I:Introduction to Hand and Machine Processes
MFWT 126 - Drafting Fundamentals

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

WEL 101 - Welding I
WEL 102 - Welding II
WEL 201 - Advanced Welding I

Clarion University of Pennsylvania


Delaware County Community College

WLD 100 - Introduction to Welding Processes
WLD 101 - Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting
WLD 103 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

Community College of Allegheny County

WLD 101 - Welding Fundamentals
WLD 102 - Advanced Welding
WLD 221 - Brazing and Welding



NOCTI / NCCRS: By scoring at or above 70% on an approved NOCTI Test, students may earn articulated credit at many institutions. Click Here for more information and to see lists of participating school.