Welding Technology (Certificate)
The one-year Welding Technology certificate course prepares students for entry-level work in the welding industry. Students learn about safety, hand tools, oxyacetylene torches, plasma arc, shielded metal arc welding (stick), gas metal arc welding (MIG), gas tungsten arc welding (TIG), flux cored arc welding, metallurgy, print reading, and weld symbols.
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Graduates work as welders, welder/fabricators, maintenance welders, fitters, ornamental metal sculptors, and welder helpers.
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: The welding program will prepare the graduate for entry level employment in welding.
Student Learning Outcomes – Students will:
- Demonstrate safe welding practices
- Perform basic welding skills in SMAW (stick), GMAW (mig), GTAW (tig) and oxyfuel cutting procedures
- Perform basic maintenance on welding machines
- Interpret basic welding symbols
Major Courses (18 Credits)
|WTC 151||Shielded Metal Arc Welding||2|
|WTC 152||Shielded Metal Arc Welding Lab||4|
|WTC 153||Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding I||1|
|WTC 154||Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding I Lab||2|
|WTC 155||Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding II||1|
|WTC 156||Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding II Lab||2|
|WTC 157||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding||2|
|WTC 158||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Lab||4|
Related Courses (5 Credits)
|ART 101||Blueprint Reading||2|
|BTT 149||Construction Safety||1|
|MAT 100||Applied Mathematics for Welders||3|
Core Career Courses (7 Credits)
|CPT 101||Microcomputer I||3|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|SSS 101||Student Success Seminar||1|
|Minimum Credits to Graduate||31|
For course descriptions, please visit the Course Catalog.