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Welding Technology – Pipe Welding Certificate

Credential: Certificate
Code: C50420P

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students a sound understanding of the science, technology, and application essential for successful employment in the welding and metals industries.

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.

Any one of these programs leads to a certificate. To be eligible for graduation, the student must have satisfactorily completed the course requirements as outlined below for the respective certificate option he/she chooses.

The college maintains an open-door admission policy to all applicants who are high school graduates or who are at least 18 years of age. A high school student, 16 years old or older, may be admitted to the Welding Technology Program upon approval by the high school principal and the college admission office.

Curriculum

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 1 3 0 2
WLD 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 2 9 0 5
WLD 116 SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe 1 9 0 4
WLD 131 GMAW (TIG) Plate 2 6 0 4
Total Hours Per Week 6 27 0 15