Lincoln Electric® Announces Joint Education Program with ASM International

The certificate program is designed to enhance technical skills and create career advancement opportunities in welding and materials science

Cleveland, Ohio (October 28, 2019) – Lincoln Electric® in partnership with ASM International is proud to announce the development of a Certificate Program called “Welding Technology and Materials Science.” The Joint Education Program (JEP) will provide learners the opportunity to advance their material science knowledge and obtain hands-on training with various welding technologies.

The certificate program provides a platform for advancement of scientific expertise. To ensure rigorous training and education standards are being applied, all coursework has been previously accredited with The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Professionals entering the program will come from a variety of industries and backgrounds, most appealing to engineers, materials science professionals, technicians, and those working in the manufacturing and industrial sectors.

The certificate is based on completion of eight total courses. The foundational curriculum consists of five pre-set required courses that offer a deeper dive into the subject matter of metallurgy, mechanical testing, welding inspection and control, welding economics and steel weldments. The remaining three courses offer the learner the ability to tailor their certificate to one of 15 desired industry focus areas.
Industry focus areas offered through the JEP certificate program:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • General Fabrication
  • Heavy Fabrication
  • Liquefied Natural Gas
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Nuclear
  • Offshore
  • Pipeline
  • Power Gen & Process 
  • Pressure Vessel
  • Ship Building
  • Structural
  • Thermal Energy
  • Wind Power

The program is typically completed over a two-year period, committing between 210 and 220 course hours to the hands-on, educational programming.

Welding courses will be facilitated in Lincoln Electric’s Welding Technology & Training Center, offering comprehensive, multi-sensory learning experiences. The facility also features more than 150 welding and cutting stations, and robotic cells.

For more than a century, Lincoln Electric’s Training Center has been delivering world-class welding education and training programs while driving innovation and advancement of knowledge around leading welding techniques and technologies. It is the longest-running welding school in the world.

The balance of the certificate courses will be conducted at the historic ASM World Headquarters containing labs outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment.

Charlie Cross of Lincoln Electric shares, “The certificate program is attractive to individuals who see value in continuing education to bolster their career development and advancement opportunities, and it’s also designed for someone interested in making a career shift. This program will be a great resource for all professionals looking to gain practical application and theoretical knowledge in the fields of welding and materials science.”

Charlie Cross, M.Ed., CWI, CWE, CWS, CWSR, ACCP Level II – Lincoln Electric Sn. Customer Training Instructor

For more information about the certificate program please visit, To register for the certificate program, please contact or call 440.338.5418.

About Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 60 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit

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