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.
Our Welding Fabrication & Manufacturing Technology program graduates enter the region’s workforce at locations such as McGregor Industries in Dunmore, PA, Pleasant Mount Welding in Carbondale, PA, and Boilermakers Local 13.
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.
|Applied Mathematics for Welders||3|
|Shielded Metal Arc Welding I||2|
|Shielded Metal Arc Welding I Lab||4|
|Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding I||1|
|Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding I Lab||2|
|English Composition I||3|
|Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding II||1|
|Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding II Lab||2|
|Gas Tungsten Arc Welding||2|
|Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Lab||4|
|Humanities General Education Elective||3|
|Science General Education Elective||3|
|Introduction to Weld testing||1|
|Pipe Welding I Uphill||1|
|Pipe Welding I Uphill Lab||4|
|Fundamentals of Metal Cutting||1|
|Fundamentals of Metal Cutting Lab||2|
|Social Science General Education Elective||3|
|College Algebra and Trigonometry||3|
|Introduction to Fabrication||1|
|Introduction to Fabrication Lab||3|
|Subtractive Manufacturing Lab||2|
|MINIMUM CREDITS TO GRADUATE||62|
For course descriptions, please visit the Course Catalog.