Welding (AAS.WEL)

This program provides experiences which enable students to develop competencies necessary for employment in welding and other related occupations. Emphasis throughout the program is placed on developing skills in the following areas: safety, metal identification, oxy-acetylene welding, metal cutting processes, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding (including stainless steel and aluminum), machining, and blueprint reading. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience as they complete a minimum of 375 clock hours of Supervised Occupational Experience at an industry location.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
TEC-048
Applied Shop Computations

TEC-048
Applied Shop Computations

Focuses on basic arithmetic and calculations necessary for solving shop oriented problems involving geometric figures, formulas and algebra. Students draw graphs. A scientific calculator is required, so there is little or no memorization.

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-040
Blueprint Reading/Industry I

TEC-040
Blueprint Reading/Industry I

Fundamentals, principles, and practices involved in producing and reading industrial blueprints. Covers basic through advanced blueprint reading and basic drafting procedures. Advanced work is adjusted to special interest groups.

Course Outline

2.5
TEC-043
Industrial Safety

TEC-043
Industrial Safety

Designed to give the student basic information and procedures concerning industrial safety awareness and accident prevention.

Course Outline

1.0
TEC-070
Properties of Metal

TEC-070
Properties of Metal

Familiarizes the student with the need for heat treatment of metals and the processes and techniques used and the resulting effects. Also includes a study of the machinability of metals and the contributing physical and metallurgical factors.

Course Outline

2.5
WEL-056
Metal Cutting and Fabrication

WEL-056
Metal Cutting and Fabrication

This course is designed to provide an understanding of metal cutting and fabricating processes and weld joint design.(Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

2.0
WEL-057
Welding Fundamentals

WEL-057
Welding Fundamentals

Course will cover basic welding processes, including: Oxy-Acetylene welding, Arc welding, Cutting and Brazing.

Course Outline

2.5

Semester Totals

13.5
Second Semester
WEL-047
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

WEL-047
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

This course provides an introduction to shielded metal arc welding. Students learn to set up equipment, identify electrodes, strike and run beads in the flat position.

Course Outline

*
2.0
WEL-048
Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

WEL-048
Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

In this course students learn to perform single and multiple pass welds with shielded metal arc welding equipment in all positions.

Course Outline

*
3.0
WEL-058
Gas Metal Arc Welding I

WEL-058
Gas Metal Arc Welding I

This course introduces gas metal arc welding procedures and equipment. Students learn to perform single and multiple pass welds in the flat position with gas metal arc welding equipment.

Course Outline

*
2.0
WEL-059
Gas Metal Arc Welding II

WEL-059
Gas Metal Arc Welding II

This course teaches students to perform gas metal arc welds in the horizontal, vertical and overhead positions using single and multiple pass welds.

Course Outline

*
3.0
WEL-061
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

WEL-061
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

This course introduces students to gas tungsten arc welding equipment and procedures. Welds are prepared in flat, horizontal and vertical positions on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Course Outline

*
3.0

Semester Totals

13.0
Summer Term
WEL-074
Welding S.O.E.

WEL-074
Welding S.O.E.

Welding supervised occupational experience in a welding shop or work related manufacturing company position.

Course Outline

5.0

Semester Totals

5.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
WEL-055
Pipefitting & Welding

WEL-055
Pipefitting & Welding

This is a basic course in pipefitting and welding equipment and safety. Topics include: fabrication and installation of industrial piping systems, pipe layout and welding techniques/applications. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

*
3.0
MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures

MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures

A study designed to highlight the theory and application of cutoff machines, drill press, engine lathe, milling machines, and basic benchwork involving layout and hand tools.

Course Outline

3.0
SOS-050
Human Relations

SOS-050
Human Relations

Provides an understanding of the human mechanism when associated with interpersonal relationships on the job. Emphasis is placed on vocational problems connected with motivation, communication, perception and how to work with others.

Course Outline

2.0
ENG-050
Writing for Industry

ENG-050
Writing for Industry

Students will learn strategies for writing essays, instructions manuals, proposals, reports, career documents as well as deliver oral presentations to prepare them for a profession in industry. Students will practice research strategies by using library resources and the Internet.

Course Outline

3.0
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Social Science Elective

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Social Science Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

14.0
Second Semester
WEL-060
Gas Metal Arc Welding III

WEL-060
Gas Metal Arc Welding III

Students in this course must prepare gas metal arc and flux core welds which pass guided bend tests.

Course Outline

* +++
3.0
WEL-053
Gas Tung Arc Welding/Alum

WEL-053
Gas Tung Arc Welding/Alum

Prepares students with the necessary knowledge and skills for employment in industry. Emphasis is placed on gas tungsten arc welding processes for aluminum. Prepare welding joints in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions.

Course Outline

* +++
4.0
WEL-054
Gas Tung Arc/Ss

WEL-054
Gas Tung Arc/Ss

Prepares students with necessary knowledge and skills for employment in industry. Emphasis is placed on gas tungsten arc welding processes for stainless steel. Prepare welding joints of stainless steel in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions.

Course Outline

* +++
2.0
IND-062
Rigging and Hoisting

IND-062
Rigging and Hoisting

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of hoisting and rigging equipment. Safety regulations will be discussed along with determination of safe working loads and proper care of equipment. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

+++
1.0
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

3.0
HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

Course Outline

2.0

Semester Totals

15.0

Total Program Hours

60.5