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College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Welding Technician, Diploma

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Offered at North Campus

This 12-month (four-term) program is available for students interested in welding as an occupation. Welding is essential to the expansion and productivity of a vast array of industries. Welding is considered to be the principal means of fabricating and repairing all metal products. It is difficult to imagine an industry today, large or small, which does not involve some type of welding. 

The Welding Technology program is a 37-credit diploma program. Students perform welds in the following processes: GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, FCAW, and Oxy-Acetylene. The program is American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited, therefore students will have the opportunity to certify in GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, and FCAW processes.  

To enroll, complete an application and attend any required academic orientation and information session. Students may enter this program at the beginning of either Fall or Spring terms.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply the practices of industrial safety including OSHA, RIA, SDS, and PPE.
  2. Define Lean Manufacturing and list its applications.
  3. Demonstrate proper technique including proper weld size and identify causes of defects.
  4. Read and interpret blueprint symbols.
  5. Properly operate Thermal processes, GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, and FCAW in all positions.
  6. Perform basic maintenance and set-up of the welding machine.
  7. Understand the responsibilities of inspection and quality control.
  8. Demonstrate basic metallurgy knowledge.
Program Total: 37 Credits

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