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

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes.  Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing 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.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2017-2018 (Updated Jun 28, 2017)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A50420

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
BPR-111 Print Reading 1 2 0 2
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
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: 17
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
Mathematics - - - 3
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
Total: 17
Summer 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
or ENG-112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
WLD-117 Industrial SMAW 1 4 0 3
Total: 6
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
Elective - - - 3
Humanities/Fine Arts - - - 3
WLD-132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe 1 6 0 3
WLD-215 SMAW (stick) Pipe 1 9 0 4
Total: 13
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
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
Total: 14

Total Credit Hours: 67

Electives: Choose at least 3 hours from the following courses
MEC-231 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I 1 4 0 3
SPA-111 Elementary Spanish I 3 0 0 3
WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
WBL-112 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 20 2
WLD-262 Inspection & Testing 2 2 0 3
Mathematics: Choose 3 hours from the following courses
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 2 2 0 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3

Certificate in Welding-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-212 Inert Gas Welding 1 3 0 2
Total: 9

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate in Welding-Basic C50420B

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
Total: 13

Total Credit Hours: 13

Certificate in Welding-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

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
COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 0 3
or COM-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
or ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
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: 16
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
Total: 14
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
Mathematics 3 0 0 3
WLD-117 Industrial SMAW 1 4 0 3
Total: 6

Total Credit Hours: 36