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Welding

Train to become a certified welder

Courses

Certificate of achievement in Welding Technology

Courses range from basic to advanced welding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals on sheetmetal, plate and pipe in all positions using the oxyacetylene, shielded-metal arc, gas-tungsten arc, gas-metal arc, and flux-cored arc welding processes. Proper metal preparation and weld quality assurance are demanded during the operation of the various welding processes. Cutting processes covered include oxyacetylene torch cutting, air-carbon arc, and plasma arc cutting. Emphasis is placed on safety practices, proper set-ups, utilizing the correct procedures and techniques in order to develop the critical manipulative skills so essential to meet the Welding Codes and Certification standards of industry and the technical knowledge required to meet the present and future demands of the welding industry.

 

Recommended High School preparation: PreAlgebra Math, Physics, Mechanical Drawing, English:Reading and Writing

 

By completing the below listed courses the student will be eligible to receive the Certificate of Achievement in Welding Technology

Welding Technology Classes

Units

Theory Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

WELD 10 Basic Arc Welding Theory

3

54

 

WELD 11 Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding Practice

2

 

108

WELD 15 Basic Oxyacetylene Welding

2

18

54

WELD 16 Advanced Oxyacetylene Welding

1

 

54

WELD 20 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding Practice

2

 

108

WELD 21 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding Practice

2

 

108

WELD 31 TIG Welding Practice

2

 

108

WELD 33 MIG Welding Practice

2

 

108

WELD 35 Blueprint Reading for Welders

3

54

 

WELD 40 TIG, MIG, and FCA Welding Theory

3

54

 

WELD 41 Pipe Welding Practice

2

 

108

WELD 43 Flux-Core Arc Welding Practice

2

 

108

Welding Units/Hrs.

26

180

864

*ENGL 90 or higher - Reading and Writing Proficiency

5

 

 

*MATH 12 or higher - PreAlgebra

4

 

 

*COMSC 40 or 49 - Computer Literacy

4 or 1.5

 

 

General Education Units

10.5 or 13

 

 

All Welding Technology students are required to have their own personal protective safety equipment which will be discussed on the first day of each lab. Estimated expenses for tuition, safety equipment, and textbooks average $2900 - $3300 for the Certificate Program.

 

The curriculum schedule

This list is provided as a sample guide showing what a full-time student's schedule may look like. There is no guarantee that all classes will be offered each semester or that space will be available.

 

First Summer Semester (2 units)

WELD 015

Basic Oxyacetylene Welding

(2 units)

First Semester (14 units)

WELD 010

Basic Arc Welding Theory

(3 units)

WELD 011

Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding Practice

(2 units)

ENGL 090

Integrated Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking

(5 units)

WELD 020

Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding

(2 units)

Second Semester (7 units)

WELD 031

TIG Welding Practice

(2 units)

WELD 040

TIG, MIG and FCA Welding Theory

(3 units)

Math 012

Prealgebra

(4 units)

WELD 021

Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding Practice

(2 units)

 

 

 

Second Summer Semester (1 unit)

 

WELD 016

Advanced Oxyacetylene Welding

(1 unit)

Third Semester (11 units)

WELD 033

MIG Welding Practice

(2 units)

WELD 035

Blueprint Reading

(3 units)

COMPSC 040

Introduction to Computers or

(4 units)

COMPSC 049

Computer Literacy

(1.5 units)

Fourth Summer Semester (4 units) 

WELD 041

Pipe Welding Practice

(2 units)

WELD 043

Flux-Core Arc Welding Practice

(2 units)

 

Night student info: WELD 15 & 16 are offered at night during summer semester only. WELD 35 Theory is offered at night in the Spring and WELD 40 Theory is offered at night in the Fall semester.

 

Students who complete the Certificate of Achievement may continue their education towards an Associate of Science Degree in Welding Technology.

 

*These requirements may be satisfied by passing the proficiency or assessment test. See the on-line assessment schedule for the placement test.

 

*These requirements may be satisfied by passing the proficiency or assessment test.

 

Consult the current class schedule of classes for availability