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This program is for the 2011-2012 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.
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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.

Successful 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.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2011-2012 (Updated Aug 21, 2013)

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
DFT-151 CAD I 2 3 0 3
WLD-110 Cutting Processes 1 3 0 2
WLD-112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 0 2
WLD-115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 2 9 0 5
WLD-141 Symbols and Specifications 2 2 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-121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 2 6 0 4
WLD-131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 2 6 0 4
Humanities/Fine Arts - - - 3
Total: 15
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
Mathematics - - - 3
Total: 9
Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 0 3
or COM-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
MEC-231 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I 1 4 0 3
WLD-132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe 1 6 0 3
WLD-143 Welding Metallurgy 1 2 0 2
Social & Behavioral Sciences - - - 3
Total: 14
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
MEC-111 Machine Processes I 1 4 0 3
WLD-151 Fabrication I 2 6 0 4
WLD-261 Certification Practices 1 3 0 2
Elective 2 2 0 3
Total: 12

Total Credit Hours: 66

Electives: Choose at least 3 hours from the following courses
BUS-280 REAL Small Business 4 0 0 4
COE-111 Co-Op Work Experience I 0 0 10 1
COE-112 Co-Op Work Experience I 0 0 20 2
SPA-111 Elementary Spanish I 3 0 0 3
WLD-231 GTAW (TIG) Pipe 1 6 0 3
WLD-251 Fabrication II 1 6 0 3
WLD-262 Inspection & Testing 2 2 0 3
Mathematics: Choose 3 hours from the following courses
MAT-101* Applied Mathematics I 2 2 0 3
MAT-115 Mathematical Models 2 2 0 3
MAT-120 Geometry and Trigonometry 2 2 0 3
MAT-121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 2 2 0 3
MAT-140 Survey of Mathematics 3 0 0 3
MAT-151 Statistics I 3 0 0 3
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra 3 0 0 3

*For Diploma Only

Certificate in Welding Technology C50420

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
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: 11
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
Total: 7

Total Credit Hours: 18

Diploma in Welding Technology D50420

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
WLD-110 Cutting Processes 1 3 0 2
WLD-112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 0 2
WLD-115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 2 9 0 5
WLD-121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 2 6 0 4
DFT-151 CAD I 2 3 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-141 Symbols and Specifications 2 2 0 3
English 3 0 0 3
Total: 14
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
Mathematics - - - 3
Total: 6

Total Credit Hours: 36