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Welding Diploma

Welding Diploma

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 160Gas Metal Arc Welding233
WEL 130Inert Gas Welding233
WEL 150Welding Drawing and Interpretation303
WEL 117Oxyfuel Welding & Cutting233
WEL 123Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Basic)233
SAF 127Industrial Safety202
TOTAL131217
Second Semester
WEL 141Welder Qualification Test233
WEL 129Piping and Fabrication303
WEL 126Pipe Welding I233
SDV 106Prep. for Employment101
WEL 142Welder Qualification Test II233
TOTAL10913
Third Semester
MAC 161Machine Shop Practices I233
PSYElective303
MAC 162Machine Shop Practices II233
MTH 111Basic Technical Mathematics303
ITE 115Computer Applications & Concepts303
TOTAL13615
Fourth Semester
MAC 163Machine Shop Practices III233
MAC 121Numerical Control 1223
MAC 164Machine Shop Practices IV233
BUS 165 or Elective*Small Business Management303
ENG 101 OR 111English 303
ElectiveElective101
TOTAL13816

Total Credits for Diploma in Welding  ... 61

*Elective requires division approval.

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Industry & Manufacturing Path

Degree: Diploma
Program Code: 707-01
Program Length: 2 Year – 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 61
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SWCC is an ATF Accredited Test Facility. We offer low cost testing for a range of processes and student discounted rates. A free skills evaluation is available.

Program Advisor
Nick Johnson
276.964.7253
Davis Hall Room 133