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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.

Diploma

D50420
Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2011

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 11
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 8

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
WLD 131 GTAW [TIG] Plate 2 6 0 4
WLD 141 Symbols & Specifications 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 101
OR
Applied Mathematics I (2) (2) (0) (3)
MAT 115 Mathematical Models 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 10

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
WLD 143 Welding Metallurgy 1 2 0 2
WLD 145 Thermoplastic Welding 1 3 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 2
Lab/Shop Hours: 5
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 4

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
WLD 115 SMAW [Stick] Plate 2 9 0 5
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 101
OR
Applied Communications I (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 9
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 8

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
WLD 116 SMAW [Stick] Plate/Pipe 1 9 0 4
Totals

Class Hours: 1
Lab/Shop Hours: 9
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 4

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
WLD 151 Fabrication I 2 6 0 4
WLD 261 Certification Practices 1 3 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 3
Lab/Shop Hours: 9
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

General Education Courses

Written Communication:

ENG 101, ENG 111

Mathematics:

MAT 101, MAT 115

Technology:

DFT 119

D50420