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Welding Technology

CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE


Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to apply to be listed in the AWS National Registry of Welders.

OUTCOMES: GRADUATES ARE PREPARED TO:
  • Meet safety requirements.
  • Produce welds in all positions that meet industry standards using the fol-lowing process(es):
    • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
    • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
    • Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Make cuts that meet industry standards in the following process(es):
    • Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC)
    • Air Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-C)
  • Understand the use of measuring instruments and their purpose.
  • Understand power sources and current types.
  • Interpet welding blueprints and weld symbols
  • Utilize basic welding metallurgy
  • Utilize oral and written communication skills in the workplace, including terminology in the welding industry.
Fall Semester Credits
M 111--Technical Mathematics 3+
WLDG 110 --Welding Theory I 2+
WLDG 111--Welding Theory I Practical 3+
WLDG 121 --Welding Theory II Practical 3+
WLDG 117--Welding Theory II Practical 3+
WLDG 205--Applied Metallurgy 2+
Subtotal 16
Spring Semester Credits
COMM 120--Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace 1+
WRIT 104--Communication Skills in the Workplace 2+
WLDG 120*--Welding Theory II 1+
WLDG 122*--Welding Theory III Practical 1+
WLDG 145*--Fabrication Basics (or) 1+
WLDG 106*--Welding Fabrication Methods 3+
WLDG 130*--Introduction to Structural Welding 3+
WLDG 185*--Welding Qualification Prep +
Subtotal 15

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS -31

Many students need preliminary math, writing, and biology courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and English placement before planning out their full program schedules.


 

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