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Welding & Joining Technology

Program Description: The Welding and Joining Technology diploma is designed to prepare students for careers in the welding industry. Program learning opportunities develop academic, technical, professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes welding theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Welding and Joining Technology diploma, have the qualifications of a welding and joining technician, and are prepared to take qualification tests.

Student Learning Outcomes:
•  Students will weld to AWS/ASME standards on carbon steel base metal. The welding processes used will be Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Gas Metal Arc Welding.
•  Students will setup, make specific cuts, and shut-down a manual torch assembly.
•  Students will setup and operate a shielded metal arc welding machine to make specific weldments in the vertical position.

Length of Program: Three (3) Semesters.

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Dates: This program is self-paced. Students are able to be admitted at the beginning of any semester. Under certain circumstances, students may be admitted during a semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria.  Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Welding and Joining Technology, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 50 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, occupational information, etc., Please Click Here.

 

Curriculum

Credit Hours

 
1. Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)
  ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
  And one of the following (2-3 hours)
    EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 2
    PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology (3)
  And one of the following (3 hours)
    MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
    MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts (3)
    MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry (3)
 
2. Occupational Courses (42 hours)
  COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
  WELD 1000 Introduction to Welding Technology 3
  WELD 1010 Oxyfuel Cutting 3
  WELD 1030 Blueprint Reading for Welding Technology 3
  WELD 1040 Flat Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
  WELD 1050 Horizontal Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
  WELD 1060 Vertical Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
  WELD 1070 Overhead Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
  WELD 1090 Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
  WELD 1110 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
  WELD 1120 Preparation for Industrial Qualification 3
  XXXX xxxx Occupational Elective 3
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