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Program Overview

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.

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

WLD-110 Cutting Processes 2
WLD-115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 5
WLD-141 Symbols and Specifications 3

Spring Semester

MEC-110 Introduction to CAD/CAM 2
WLD-116 SMAW (stick) Plate/Pipe 4
WLD-143 Welding Metallurgy 2

Total credits needed to graduate: 18 Hours

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 using, SMAW (STICK/ARC) welding technique to produce welds on plate and pipe of varying joint geometry;
  • Produce welds that consistently meet industry and American Welding Society (AWS) standards.

Program Costs

Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,462.50 $4,918.50
Books and Supplies $370.00 $370.00
Total Cost $1,832.50 $5,288.50

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