Welding Technology

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Welding Technology

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.

Course work 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.

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Fall
MAT 110 Math Measurement 2 2 0 3
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 1 3 0 2
WLD 115 SMAW (STICK) Plate 2 9 0 5
WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plat 2 6 0 4
WLD 141 Symbols and Specific 2 2 0 3
Spring Spring
ENG 101
 
ENG 111
Applied Communications I
or
Writing and Inquiry
3 0 0 3
MEC 110 Introduction to CAD/CAM 1 2 0 2
MEC 111 Machine Processes I 1 4 0 3
WLD 116 SMAW (STICK) Plat/Pipe 1 9 0 4
WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 2 6 0 4
WLD 151 AB Fabrication I 1 3 0 2
Summer Summer
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2 0 0 2
WLD 143 Welding Metallurgy 1 2 0 2
WLD 151 BB Fabrication I 1 3 0 2
WLD 261
 
WBL 112
Certification Practices
or
Work-Based Learning
1 3 0 2
WLD 265 Auto Welding/Cutting 2 6 0 4

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Fall
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 1 3 0 2
WLD 115 SMAW (STICK) Plate 2 9 0 5
WLD 141 Symbols and Specific 2 2 0 3
Spring Spring
WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plat 2 6 0 4
WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 2 6 0 4

CEU Classes

Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret blueprints and weld the part to specification.
  • Demonstrate the ability to select appropriate tools, welding supplies and equipment.
  • Apply safe working practices as defined by OSHA for clothing, eye protection, hand tools, power equipment, ventilation handling, storage and disposal of scrap metal.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of multiple welding techniques, including Oxy-fuel, plasma arc cutting, “stick” arc (SMAW), flux core arc (MIG), and gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding.
  • Produce welds that consistently meet industry and American Welding Society (AWS) standards.

Estimated Cost

Diploma In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $3,819.75 $12,843.75
Books and Supplies $435.00 $435.00
Total Cost $4,254.75 $13,278.75
Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,459.50 $4,915.50
Books and Supplies $255.00 $255.00
Total Cost $1,714.50 $5,170.50

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Program Contact(s)

Mike Dixon
Lead Instructor - Welding
(336) 386-3242
dixonm@surry.edu

Program Facts


$17.66 average salary per hour.

$36,720 average salary per year.

Sources for salary information obtained from O*NET. Salaries may vary for reasons including but not limited to years of experience, place of employment, and specific occupations within each industry.