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Welding


Program code: 707-01

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Length: Two-year Program – Four semesters 

Purpose: This curriculum has been designed to prepare welding students to fill the gap in industrial manufacturing between the welder/fitter-welder and the welding shop foreman. The welding Diploma program is designed to train students to fulfill higher positions in industrial welding upon graduation from the program.

Occupational Objectives:

Welder
Fitter-Welder
Shop Foreman

Admission Requirements: Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the College.

Program Requirements: The Welding Diploma program is designed to prepare students to work as industrial welders in a leadership position, and to provide them with an introduction to the problems associated with the various types of equipment and materials used in welding. In addition to the courses in welding, students will receive instruction in first aid and safety, blueprint reading, computer applications, machine shop practices, computer aided drafting, and computer numerical controls. The student also receives instruction in basic occupational communication, and applied mathematics which provide the graduate with a general knowledge base necessary for effective functioning in the industrial setting.

Students successfully completing the program receive the Diploma in Welding. Job opportunities for industrial welding leadership exists in many areas, primarily in the manufacturing and service areas.

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
WEL 160Semi-Automatic Welding Proc233
WEL 130Inert Gas Welding233
WEL 150Welding Drawing and Interpretation303
WEL 117Oxyacetylene Welding & Cutting233
WEL 123Arc Welding I233
TOTAL111215
Second Semester
WEL 141Welder Certification Test233
WEL 195Topics in Welding: Pipe Fitting233
WEL 126Pipe Welding I233
HLT 100First Aid and CPR202
SDV 106Prep. for Employment101
WEL 295Advanced Topics in Welding233
TOTAL111215
Third Semester
MAC 161Machine Shop Practices I233
PSYElective303
MAC 162Machine Shop Practices II233
MTH 103Applied Technical Mathematics I303
ElectiveTechnical Elective303
TOTAL13615
Fourth Semester
MAC 163Machine Shop Practices III233
DRF 201Computer Aided Drafting & Design324
MAC 164Machine Shop Practices IV233
MTH 104Applied Technical Mathematics II303
ENGEnglish Elective303
ElectiveElective101
TOTAL14817

Total Credits for Diploma in Welding  62

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