• Program: Welding and Metal Fabrication
  • Degree: Occupational Certificate
  • Credits: Total Occupational Certificate Credits 22
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This program will provide the student with entry-level skills and knowledge to perform fabrication and repair in the following areas: structural iron fabrication, heavy equipment repair, industrial maintenance and precision layout and design.

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities available in the following industries: agricultural, construction, heavy equipment repair and manufacturing, tank and pressure vessel repair.

Award Outcomes:

  • Utilize safe working techniques and practices.
  • Set-up welding and cutting equipment.
  • Operate welding and cutting equipment.
  • Produce welds with the Flux Cored Arc Welding process in steel.
  • Produce welds with the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process in steel.
  • Interpret blueprints and welding symbols.
  • Preform basic lay-outs on material.
  • Apply metallurgical principles to welding and fabrication processes.
  • Determine the quality of welds.
  • Identify steps and procedures in the Flux Cored Arc Welding process.
  • Identify steps and procedures in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 22 Credits
  • WLDG1010 Practical Application for Estimating and Layout 2
  • WLDG1182 Blueprint Reading for Welders 2
  • WLDG1310 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I 3
  • WLDG1320 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II 3
  • WLDG1330 Shielded Metal Arc Welding III 3
  • WLDG1340 Structural Iron Fabrication Methods 3
  • WLDG1350 Flux Cored Arc Welding I 3
  • WLDG1360 Flux Cored Arc Welding II 3
General Education Requirements 0 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 0 Credits
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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