Welding, Fabrication & Manufacturing Technology
Johnson College’s two-year Associate Degree Welding Fabrication & Manufacturing Technology program will expand on our one-year welding certificate course. During the first year, students will learn about safety, hand tools, metallurgy, print reading, weld symbols, and different types of welding including Shielded Metal Arc (Stick) Gas Metal Arc (MIG), Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG), and Flux-cored Arc. Then during their second year, students will study custom fabrication, pipe welding, and fitting, basic rigging and shop drawings, piping layouts, and learn non-destructive testing methods. In addition to attaining American Welding Society certifications, our two-year program offers students the ability to test for American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) pipe welding certifications.
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Graduates will work as welders, welder/fabricators, fitters, ornamental metal sculptors, and operators of metal lathes or milling machines.
Typical employers in the welding industry include structural steel fabricators, custom metal shops, industrial contractors, shipyards, pipe and pressure vessel fabricators, and retail welding sales.
Program Learning Goals
Goal 1: Graduates will be prepared for entry level employment in welding or fabrication.
Goal 2: Graduates will possess the skills necessary to correctly and safely operate machines used in the production of mechanical parts.
Goal 3: Graduates will possess the skills of an entry-level welder using common welding processes of various levels.
|Shielded Metal Arc Welding I||2|
|Shielded Metal Arc Welding I Lab||4|
|Gas Metal & Flux Cored Arc Welding I||1|
|Gas Metal & Flux Cored Arc Welding I Lab||2|
|Gas Metal & Flux Cored Arc Welding II||1|
|Gas Metal & Flux Cored Arc Welding II Lab||2|
|Gas Tungsten Arc Welding||2|
|Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Lab||4|
|Introduction to Weld Testing||1|
|Pipe Welding I Uphill||1|
|Pipe Welding I Uphill Lab||4|
|Introduction to Fabrication||1|
|Introduction to Fabrication Lab||3|
|Fundamentals of Metal Cutting||2|
|Fundamentals of Metal Cutting Lab||1|
|Subtractive Manufacturing Lab||2|
|College Algebra and Trigonometry||3|
|CORE CAREER COURSES|
|Social Science General Education Elective||3|
|Humanities General Education Elective||3|
|Science General Education Elective||3|
|English Composition I||3|
|Applied Mathematics for Welders||3|
|Student Success Seminar||1|