Applied Technology

Diploma program (Typically finished in a single semester)

The Welding Program provides training to beginning welders, as well as continuing education for experienced welders who wish to upgrade their skills by using state-of the-art equipment and technology. Emphasizing practical and classroom instruction, our students enter the workforce prepared for the real world of industry. Our mission is to provide the program's students with job contacts, self-confidence and professional leadership skills necessary in gaining employment. To ensure that students learn what the profession requires faculty assess the performance and progress of each student during the pursuit of his/her professional development.

This program provides the student the opportunity to:

  • Develop knowledge and skills required for entry level positions in the field of welding.

The graduate of this program is able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability and theory to effectively solve problems encountered while welding or cutting as per job requirement.
  • Describe the importance of proper training and preparation for today's employment qualification requirements.
  • Apply the safety knowledge required in the welding trade.
  • Set up various welding equipment using proper polarity, amperage setting, voltage setting (if applicable), and electrode for welding process being performed.
  • Produce welds able to meet visual acceptance criteria of power and process piping codes.
  • Layout, cut, and prepares specimens for guided bend test.

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Required Courses / Recommended Sequence
GET-114 - Industrial Workplace Safety, 2 credits
MAT-103 - Applied Mathematics for Industry, 3 credits
WEL-100 - Introduction to Welding, 4 credits
WEL-104 - Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), 3 credits
WEL-106 - Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), 3 credits
WEL-108 - Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), 3 credits

Total Credits for Degree: 18

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