Welding Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provides the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Successful 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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the Welding Technology program, students will be able to:
• Demonstrate a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry.
• Perform consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes which include the following; SMAW (Stick), GMAW (MIG), FCAW, GTAW (TIG), OFW (Oxyacetylene welding), OFC (Oxyacetylene cutting), PAC (plasma arc cutting), Air Carbon Arc Gouging, and SAW (Submerged Arc Welding).

• Demonstrate competency in the basic understanding and practical application of the principles of: fabrication processes theory and safety, cutting metal with shear, chop saw and band saw, drilling and punching holes, bending metal with box/pan break, fabricate a metal project.

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