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
|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|
|Applied Mathematics for Welders||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|
|English Composition I||3|
|MINIMUM CREDITS TO GRADUATE||30|
For course descriptions, please visit the Course Catalog.