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.
Program Final Exit Point: Welding and Joining Technology, Diploma.
Credits Required for Graduation: 50 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.
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|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|
|And one of the following (3 hours)|
|MATH||1012||Foundations of Mathematics||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||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|