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.
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 Number||Course Title||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|WEL 160||Gas Metal Arc Welding||2||3||3|
|WEL 130||Inert Gas Welding||2||3||3|
|WEL 150||Welding Drawing and Interpretation||3||0||3|
|WEL 117||Oxyfuel Welding & Cutting||2||3||3|
|WEL 123||Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Basic)||2||3||3|
|SAF 127||Industrial Safety||2||0||2|
|WEL 141||Welder Qualification Test||2||3||3|
|WEL 129||Piping and Fabrication||3||0||3|
|WEL 126||Pipe Welding I||2||3||3|
|SDV 106||Prep. for Employment||1||0||1|
|WEL 142||Welder Qualification Test II||2||3||3|
|MAC 161||Machine Shop Practices I||2||3||3|
|MAC 162||Machine Shop Practices II||2||3||3|
|MTH 111||Basic Technical Mathematics||3||0||3|
|ITE 115||Computer Applications & Concepts||3||0||3|
|MAC 163||Machine Shop Practices III||2||3||3|
|MAC 121||Numerical Control 1||2||2||3|
|MAC 164||Machine Shop Practices IV||2||3||3|
|BUS 165 or Elective*||Small Business Management||3||0||3|
|ENG 101 OR 111||English||3||0||3|
Total Credits for Diploma in Welding ... 61
*Elective requires division approval.