Welding

Diploma

2014-2015 academic year

You can earn a welding diploma. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 34 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 28 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
WELD 1030 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basic Theory (SMAW)
Provides student with a technical understanding of arc welding, welding safety, power sources, electrode classifications and selection. It also provides theory to make quality shielded metal arc welds in all positions on various thicknesses of material using selected electrodes on AC and DC currents.
1.5
WELD 1035 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basic Lab
Provides student with a technical understanding of arc welding, welding safety, power sources, electrode classifications and selection. It also provides training to develop skill to make quality welds in all positions on mild steel from thin to thick material, single and multiple passes using selected electrodes and current. Course also provides training to develop skill to produce quality multi-pass groove welds with backing in all positions. Related information about welder qualification is provided.
3
WELD 1040 Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding Theory
Provides student with a technical understanding of welding safety using gas metal arc and flux cored arc welding, equipment adjustments, metal transfer and shielding gases. It also illustrates problems associated with welding situations and provides corrective information.
1.5
WELD 1045 Gas Metal Arc and Flux Cored Arc Welding Lab
Provides student with the training to develop the skill to make gas metal arc and flux corded arc welds in all positions on mild steel and materials with various thicknesses. Single and multiple pass welds using select modes of transfer will be used to produce welds on fillet and groove welds.
3
WELD 1050 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Theory
Course provides the student with a technical understanding of gas tungsten arc welding, arc characteristics and welding safety. It prepares students with a technical understanding to make welds on gage material using mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum and provides preparation for welding pipe.
1.5
WELD 1055 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Lab
Course provides a technical understanding of gas tungsten arc welding, arc characteristics and welding safety. It provides training to develop the skill to make welds on mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum gage material. It also develops skill to produce groove welds on plate and pipe material in various positions. Student must reach a skill level on gage material and plate prior to getting on pipe.
3
WELD 1060 Pipe Applications Theory
This course provides the student with an understanding of pipe welding and weld quality plus information about the pipe welding industry. It also provides information about the different pipe welding positions and codes and how multiple processes can be used to weld out pipe.
1.5
WELD 1065 Pipe Applications Lab
Course provides the student with an understanding of pipe welding and weld quality. This course helps to develop the welding skills necessary to produce welds on pipe in various positions using one or more processes to complete the weld.
3
WELD 1110 Metallurgy I
Identification, classification, and application of metals as applied to the welding fabrication and machine shop areas.
2
WELD 1140 Blueprint Reading
Provides welding students with exposure and experience in reading welding symbols and fabrication layout. Structural steel and pipe layout projects are completed and one student project is laid out and fabricated.
2
WELD 1155 Fabrication Equipment and Operation Lab
Course will provide student the information to identify, maintain, setup and safely use precision measuring tools, hand and power tools and other lab equipment related to the welding field. Metal forming, cutting and finishing equipment will also be discussed. Related welding and cutting processes will also be identified and practiced.
2
WELD 1170 Print Reading and Fabrication Lab
Course provides students with skills to apply the aspects of blueprint reading and to use set-up tools to fabricate a weldment from a print.
2

Required Core Option Courses

Health 2 Credit Hours

select one
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ELMC 1035 OSHA 30-Hour Safety
The OSHA 30-Hour General Industry course provides compliance safety training to prepare all employees for the hazards found in manufacturing, service, and distribution companies. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the following course topics: OSHA regulations, OSH Act and general duty clause, walking and working surfaces, means of egress and fire protection, flammable and combustible liquids, personal protective equipment, permit-required confined spaces, machine guarding, hazard communication, safety and health programs, hearing conservation, industrial hygiene, hand and portable power tools, toxic and hazardous substances, lockout/tagout, and electrical safety. To meet Department of Labor standards, students must attend all class periods to receive a 30-hour certification card.
2
HLTH 1710 First Aid
Study and application of the principles and techniques involved in the administration of first aid. Deals with prevention of accidents and emergency care and treatment including CPR that can be given until the services of a doctor are available.
2

Required General Education Courses

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Career Composition
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.
3

Mathematics 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1020 Applied Mathematics I
Begins development of math skills for success in specific vocational and technical fields with major emphasis on problem solving through numerical methods using a scientific calculator and graphing. The major topics include numeration and operations, measurement, number representation, and formulas. Designed for students in building construction, drafting, electrician, industrial maintenance, utility line, and welding or machinist.
3

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