WELDING

  • Program: Welding and Metal Fabrication
  • Degree: Diploma
  • Credits: Total Diploma Credits 54
  • Academic Planning Guide:

Overview

This diploma will provide students with the entry-level skills and knowledge to perform as a shielded metal arc welder (SWAW); gas tungsten arc welder (GTAW) and as a gas metal arc welder (GMAW) with a minimum of supervision in all positions on ferrous and non ferrous metals. You can obtain entry-level employment by just taking a few courses that will lead towards a certificate in MIG or TIG welding. Taking additional courses will provide you with the opportunity for job advancement as a welder. Welding courses are also valuable for persons who have careers or interests that require some welding knowledge.

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities available in the following areas: construction, transportation, manufacturing industry, sheet metal industry, custom job shops, medical/pharmaceutical industry, pipe/tubing, food industry and the aerospace industry.

Award Outcomes:

  • Utilize safe working techniques and practices.
  • Set-up welding and cutting equipment.
  • Operate welding and cutting equipment.
  • Produce welds with the Gas Metal Arc Welding Process in steel.
  • Produce welds with the Flux Cored Arc Welding process in steel.
  • Produce welds with the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process in steel.
  • Produce welds with the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process in steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.
  • Interpret blueprints and welding symbols.
  • Preform basic lay-outs on various materials.
  • 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.
  • Identify steps and procedures in the Gas Metal Arc Welding process.
  • Identify steps and procedures in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 47 Credits
  • WLDG1010 Practical Application for Estimating and Layout 2
  • WLDG1135 Gas Metal Arc Welding I 3
  • WLDG1140 Gas Metal Arc Welding II 3
  • WLDG1165 Gas Metal Arc Welding III 3
  • WLDG1175 GMAW Fabrication Methods 3
  • WLDG1181 Blueprint Reading for Welders 3
  • WLDG1220 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I 3
  • WLDG1225 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II 3
  • WLDG1235 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding III 3
  • WLDG1245 GTAW Fabrication Methods 3
  • 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 3 Credits
  • Any WLDG course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective. Recommended:
  • WLDG1000 Cutting Processes 3
  • WLDG1100 Oxyacetylene Welding 3
  • WLDG1500 Welding Process Lab (one to 3cr.)
  • WLDG1900 Specialized Lab (one to 4cr.)
General Education Electives 4 Credits
  • Any HTC college level general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.

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