Welding Technology

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provides the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Suggested Schedule for 2014-2015 (Updated Apr 12, 2014)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A50420

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
BPR-111 Print Reading 1 2 0 2
WLD-110 Cutting Processes 1 3 0 2
WLD-115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 2 9 0 5
WLD-121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 2 6 0 4
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Total: 17
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
WLD-116 SMAW (stick) Plate/Pipe 1 9 0 4
WLD-122 GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe 1 6 0 3
WLD-131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 2 6 0 4
WLD-141 Symbols and Specifications 2 2 0 3
Mathematics - - - 3
Total: 17
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
WLD-117 Industrial SMAW 1 4 0 3
COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 0 3
or COM-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
or ENG-112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
Total: 6
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
WLD-132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe 1 6 0 3
WLD-215 SMAW (stick) Pipe 1 9 0 4
Elective 2 2 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts - - - 3
Total: 13
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
WLD-151 Fabrication I 2 6 0 4
WLD-212 Inert Gas Welding 1 3 0 2
WLD-231 GTAW (TIG) Pipe 1 6 0 3
WLD-261 Certification Practices 1 3 0 2
Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
Total: 14

Total Credit Hours: 67

Electives: Choose at least 3 hours from the following courses
BUS-280 REAL Small Business 4 0 0 4
WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
WBL-112 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 20 2
MEC-231 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I 1 4 0 3
SPA-111 Elementary Spanish I 3 0 0 3
WLD-262 Inspection & Testing 2 2 0 3
Mathematics: Choose 3 hours from the following courses
MAT-120 Geometry and Trigonometry 2 2 0 3
MAT-121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 2 2 0 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
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Diploma in Welding Technology D50420

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Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BPR-111 Print Reading 1 2 0 2
WLD-110 Cutting Processes 1 3 0 2
WLD-115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 2 9 0 5
WLD-121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 2 6 0 4
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
WLD-116 SMAW (stick) Plate/Pipe 1 9 0 4
WLD-131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 2 6 0 4
WLD-122 GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe 1 6 0 3
WLD-141 Symbols and Specifications 2 2 0 3
Total: 14
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
WLD-117 Industrial SMAW 1 4 0 3
COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 0 3
or COM-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
or ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
Total: 6

Total Credit Hours: 36

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Welding Certificate - Basic C50420B

Courses
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BPR-111 Print Reading 1 2 0 2
WLD-110 Cutting Processes 1 3 0 2
WLD-115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 2 9 0 5
WLD-121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 2 6 0 4
Total: 13

Total Credit Hours: 13

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Welding Certificate - Intermediate C50420IM

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
WLD-115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 2 9 0 5
WLD-121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 2 6 0 4
Total: 9
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
WLD-116 SMAW (stick) Plate/Pipe 1 9 0 4
WLD-122 GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe 1 6 0 3
Total: 7

Total Credit Hours: 16

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Welding Certificate - Advanced C50420AD

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
WLD-132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe 1 6 0 3
Total: 3
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
WLD-131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 2 6 0 4
WLD-141 Symbols and Specifications 2 2 0 3
WLD-151 Fabrication I 2 6 0 4
Total: 11

Total Credit Hours: 14

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