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.

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.

Welding Diploma (D50420)

Major Courses:

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 2
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 2
WLD 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 5
WLD 116 SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe 4
WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 4
WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 4
WLD 132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe 3
WLD 141 Symbols & Specifications 3
WLD 143 Welding Metallurgy 2
WLD 215 SMAW (Stick) Pipe 4
WLD 231 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe 3

General Education:

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
ENG 101 Applied Communication I 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement and Literacy 3

TOTAL CREDITS:…………………………………………42

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall Semester I Spring Semester I Summer Semester I
MAT 110 CIS 111 WLD 215
WLD 110 ENG 101 WLD 231
WLD 115 WLD 116
WLD 131 WLD 121
WLD 141 WLD 132
WLD 143

SMAW/GTAW Certificate (C50420)

Major Courses:

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 2
WLD 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 5
WLD 116 SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe 4
WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 4

TOTAL CREDITS:…………………………………………15

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall Semester I Spring Semester I
WLD 110 WLD 116
WLD 115
WLD 131

 

GTAW/GMAW Certificate (C50420F)

Major Courses:

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 2
WLD 121 GMAW (MIG)  FCAW/Plate 4
WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 4
WLD 132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe 3

TOTAL CREDITS:…………………………………………13

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall Semester I Spring Semester I
WLD 110 WLD 132
WLD 121
WLD 131