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Welding Technology

Program

This technical certificate program prepares students for entry-level placement in the welding industry. Instruction includes metal cutting, arc welding, semi-automatic (MIG) welding, and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. The welding program curriculum follows American Welding Society (AWS) education standards for entry-level welders. Students receive instruction in practical applications of welding techniques as well as the operation and maintenance of related tools in the industry. Graduates may find employment in manufacturing, maintenance, independent welding shops, and construction companies.

Technical Certificate

FALL SEMESTER
COURSE   SEM. HR.
WLD 1214 GMAW I (MIG) Welding 4
WLD 2214 GMAW II (MIG) Welding 4
WLD 1224 GTAW I (TIG) Welding 4
WLD 2224 GTAW II (TIG) Welding 4
TECH 1003 Technical Math or higher level math 3
Semester Total

19

 
SPRING SEMESTER
COURSE   SEM. HR.
WLD 1114 SMAW I Welding 4
WLD 2114 SMAW II Welding 4 4
WLD 1244 Layout and Pipefitting I 4
WLD 2244 Layout and Pipefitting II 4
Semester Total 16
Program Total 35
 
Approved electives:
WLD 1513 Cutting Principles and Practices  
WLD 1404 Welding Evaluation and Testing  
WLD 1613 Welding Metallurgy  
 
Basic Studies Requirements:
Reading - ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 41 or above (or) COMPASS 80 or above (or) complete BSTD 0113 Reading Skills II.
Writing - ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 42 or above (or) COMPASS 75 or above (or) complete BSTD 0213 Fundamentals of Writing II.
Math - ACT 15 or above (or) ASSET Numerical Skills 39 or above (or) COMPASS 36 or above (or) complete BSTD 0413 Elementary Algebra.
 
Those students whose basic studies scores are below minimum levels must enroll in basic studies courses and may concurrently enroll in program courses with the instructor’s permission. Minimum levels of basic skills must be attained prior to completion of the program.

Certificate of Proficiency - SMAW Welding Technology

SMAW Welding Technology

This Certificate of Proficiency gives students instruction in basic welding skills in oxyacetylene and shielded metal arc welding along with a sound knowledge and understanding of industrial safety practices. The curriculum is based upon the certification criteria of the American Welding Society (AWS). Students may receive employment as entry-level welders at various manufacturing plants and job shops.

WLD 1114 SMAW I Welding 4
WLD 2114 SMAW II Welding 4
Semester Total 8

Certificate of Proficiency - (MIG) Welding

GMAW (MIG) Welding

This Certificate of Proficiency gives students a basic understanding of the various welding techniques in the welding industry. This certificate requires the completion of 8 semester hours of course work. Graduates may find entry-level employment in manufacturing, maintenance, independent welding shops, and construction companies.

WLD 1224 GMAW I (MIG) Welding 4
WLD 2224 GMAW II (MIG) Welding 4
Semester Total 8

Certificate of Proficiency - GTAW (TIG) Welding

GTAW (TIG) Welding

This certificate is designed to help students gain an entry-level position as a “TIG welder.”  These courses will help the student understand how to weld both steel plate and pipe with the GMAW process. This certificate will also give a student a beginning knowledge of welding Aluminum and Stainless with the GTAW process. The student will also learn the basics of the Plasma cutting torch.

WLD 1224 GTAW (TIG) Welding 4
WLD 2224 GTAW (TIG) Welding 4
Semester Total 8

Certificate of Proficiency - Welding Layout and Pipefitting

Welding Layout and Pipefitting

This certificate is designed to help the student gain an entry-level position as a pipe fitter/layout person in the welding industry. Upon completion the student should have a vast knowledge of how to layout structure and pipe angles and different fits. The student should also have the ability to cut out these fits with any major cutting procedure.

WLD 1244 Layout and Pipefitting I 4
WLD 2244 Layout and Pipefitting II 4
Semester Total 8