Welding Technology

Curriculum Description

Welding Technology
Career Cluster:      Manufacturing
Pathway:               Production

Program Major    Welding Technology

Pathway 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 metalworking industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

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 the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success. 

Associate in Applied Science

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NC CIP: 48.0508
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2020

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 1 3 0 2
WLD 115 SMAW [Stick] Plate 2 9 0 5
WLD 131 GTAW [TIG] Plate 2 6 0 4
WLD 141 Symbols & Specifications 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 20
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 17

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy NEW VERSION Requisite 2 2 0 3
WLD 116 SMAW [Stick] Plate/Pipe Requisite 1 9 0 4
WLD 121 GMAW [MIG] FCAW/Plate 2 6 0 4
WLD 132 GTAW [TIG] Plate/Pipe Requisite 1 6 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 23
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
WLD 143 Welding Metallurgy 1 2 0 2
WLD 151 Fabrication I 2 6 0 4
WLD 262 Inspection & Testing 2 2 0 3
Select a minimum of 3 credit hours:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 137
OR
Principles of Management REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
BUS 270
OR
Professional Development REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I (0) (0) (10) (1)
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
WLD 215 SMAW [Stick] Pipe Requisite 1 9 0 4
WLD 231 GTAW [TIG] Pipe 1 6 0 3
WLD 261 Certification Practices Requisite 1 3 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 18
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
WLD 113 Soldering and Brazing 1 2 0 2
WLD 122 GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe Requisite 1 6 0 3
WLD 265 Automated Welding/Cutting Requisite 2 6 0 4
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology REVISED REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 3 0 0 3
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 14
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 70

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

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: HUM 110, HUM 115, PHI 230, PHI 240, ART 111, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

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