Welding Technology

Program Description:

The Welding Technology Program is an industry-driven, hands-on program that prepares individuals to meet the rigorous demands of the manufacturing sector. 

The welding program delivers skills that an individual needs to be successful in industry.  This is accomplished through a hands-on approach and intensive student instructor interaction.  The best way to learn to weld is by actually welding.  Therefore, the focus is put on work done outside the traditional classroom and in a shop setting, providing the student a true feel for the correct way to weld.  A major subject is safety and this program teaches individuals how to protect themselves and their environment while completing the job.  Students learn a variety of welding methods including TIG, MIG, and SMAW, as well as metal cutting techniques to ensure they have the necessary skills expected by employers.  This program provides new welders a firm foundation to earn certification and thrive in the field.

Comprehensive full- and part-time programs are available, thus enabling current workforce members to improve their technical skills and develop professionally while helping their employers become more competitive.

Courses Required for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
(Suggested Sequence)

Course Course Title Hours
MAT 135 Mathematics for Machinist Technology1 3
MT 105 Industrial Safety 2
WELD 110 Blueprint Reading for Welding 3
WELD 120 Shield Metal Arc Welding(SMAW)2 6
WELD 120L Shhield Metal Arc Welding Lab2 4
IT 101 Fundamentals of Computers 3
WELD 210 Stick Pipe Welding3 6
WELD 210L Stick Pipe Welding Lab3 4
EC 102 Basic Economics 3
MFE 220 Computer Aided Design 4
WELD 121 Gas Metal/Flux Cored Welding 6
WELD 121L Gas Metal/Flux Cored Welding Lab 4
COM 125 Interpersonal Communication4 3
ENL 231 Technical Report Writing 3
HMN 235 Leadership Studies5 3
WELD 299 Welding Theory 3

1 MAT 135 has a prerequisite of MAT 097, or placement in 100-level math.
2 WELD 120 and WELD 120L are co-requisites.
3 WELD 210 and WELD 210L are co-requisites.
4 COM 125 and HMN 235 have a prerequisite of REA 098 or placement in 100-level reading.
5 HMN 235 is the capstone course for this program and should be taken during the student’s final


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