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Welding Technology

Curriculum Description

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.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.
(CTE-Y D50420P1)

Diploma

D50420
NC CIP: 48.0508
Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
DFT 119 Basic CAD 1 2 0 2
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 1 3 0 2
WLD 121 GMAW [MIG] FCAW/Plate 2 6 0 4
   
    4 11 0 8

Spring Semester
WLD 131 GTAW [TIG] Plate 2 6 0 4
WLD 141 Symbols & Specifications 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Applied Mathematics I NEW REQUISITE (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
   
    6 10 0 10

Summer Term
WLD 143 Welding Metallurgy 1 2 0 2
WLD 145 Thermoplastic Welding 1 3 0 2
   
    2 5 0 4

Fall Semester
WLD 115 SMAW [Stick] Plate 2 9 0 5
Select one:
Applied Communications I (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
   
    5 9 0 8

Spring Semester
WLD 116 SMAW [Stick] Plate/Pipe 1 9 0 4
   
    1 9 0 4

Summer Term
WLD 151 Fabrication I 2 6 0 4
WLD 261 Certification Practices 1 3 0 2
   
    3 9 0 6

Total Credit Hours: 40

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

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