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Welding Technology – Diploma

Credential: Diploma
Code: D50420

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.

This program leads to a diploma. To be eligible for graduation, the student must have satisfactorily completed the course requirements as outlined below.

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
Fall Semester
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
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy 2 2 0 3
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
Total Hours Per Week 7 22 0 15
Spring Semester
WLD 116 SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe 1 9 0 4
WLD 131 GTAW (Tig) Plate 2 6 0 4
WLD 141 Symbols & Specifications 2 2 0 3
WLD 143 Welding Metallurgy 1 2 0 2
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 9 19 0 16
Summer Term
WLD 261 Certification Practices 1 3 0 2
WLD 262 Inspection & Testing 2 2 0 3
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2 0 0 2
Total Hours Per Week 6 5 0 7
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 6
MAJOR COURSES 31
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 38

Specific courses within the above categories may be identified by your advisor or by the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services. Expected program competencies are maintained by the lead instructor for this program, while course competencies are maintained by the respective instructors of specific courses.

NOTE: The above curriculum outline is intended as a guide only. The sequence of course offerings is subject to change at the discretion of the administration.