Welding Technology

Contact(s): William Beaver

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Fabricate metal structures based on blueprints while safely utilizing metal cutting and welding skills
  • Perform SMAW fillet and groove welds in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions in plate and 2G, 3G, 4G and 6G in pipe, in accordance with AWS code
  • Perform GMAW/FCAW fillet and groove welds in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions in plate and 2G, 3G, 4G and 6G in pipe, in accordance with AWS code
  • Perform GTAW fillet and groove welds in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions in plate and 2G, 3G, 4G and 6G in  pipe, in accordance with AWS code

Welding Technology Diploma – D50420

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
ENG 101
Applied Communications I
or Writing and Inquiry
3
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 2
WLD 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 5
WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 4
WLD 141 Symbols and Specifications 3
 Credit Hours18
Spring
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2
WLD 116 SMAW (stick) Plate/Pipe 4
WLD 265 Automated Welding/Cutting 4
WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 4
WBL 110
World of Work
or Work-Based Learning I
1
 Credit Hours18
Summer
WLD 132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe 3
WLD 151 Fabrication I 4
 Credit Hours7
 Total Credit Hours43

Basic Welding Certificate – C50420BW

Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 2
WLD 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 5
WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 4
 Credit Hours11
Spring
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2
WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 4
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours17

Intermediate Welding Certificate – C50420IW

Plan of Study Grid
SpringCredit Hours
WLD 116 SMAW (stick) Plate/Pipe 4
WLD 265 Automated Welding/Cutting 4
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
 Credit Hours11
Summer
WLD 132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe 3
WLD 151 Fabrication I 4
 Credit Hours7
 Total Credit Hours18

Welding - CCP

Tuition-waived program for Career & College Promise (high school juniors and seniors)

ACA 111College Student Success1
ISC 112Industrial Safety2
WLD 110Cutting Processes2
WLD 115SMAW (Stick) Plate5
WLD 121GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate4
WLD 131GTAW (TIG) Plate4
Total Credit Hours18