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CIP Code - 480508

Mission

The mission of the Technical Diploma in Welding is to prepare individuals for employment in the field of Welding. The program is designed to provide students with differing welding processes required in the welding industry.

Program Description

The Technical Diploma in Welding prepares individuals for employment in the field of welding. Instruction is provided in various processes and techniques of welding including oxyfuel cutting, carbon arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, pipe-welding, plasma arc cutting, blueprint reading, weld symbols, and joints. After completion of this program, the student will have covered the skills designated by the AWS (American Welding Society) and will be prepared to take the AWS Entry Level Welder test. Students may also earn National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certifications.

In this program, there are a variety exit points that you may choose to take. They are:

 Technical Diploma in Welding
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Welding: Production Line Welder II
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Welding: ARC Welder - FCAW
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Welding: ARC Welder - GMAW
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Welding: ARC Welder - GTAW
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Welding: ARC Welder - SMAW
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Welding: Structural Fabrication
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Welding: Pipe Fabrication
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Welding: Welder Helper
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Welding: Thermal Cutter
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Welding: Arc Cutter
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Welding: Arc Welder Skills Upgrade
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Welding: Track Welder/Fitter Helper
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Welding: Production Line Welder


Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of, safety and health procedures, safe operation of hand and power tools, materials handling and maintaining a safe working environment.
Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret welding drawings; an understanding of basic metallurgy, metal identification, and heat treatment of metals.
Demonstrate an understanding of codes, standards, and agencies regulating the welding industry, weld quality standards, concepts in proper visual and destructive testing methods, and proper base metal preparation and joint fit-up.
Demonstrate an understanding of cutting with an Oxyfuel (OFC) apparatus, cylinder and equipment safety, proper handling and setup.
Demonstrate an understanding of principles of safely operating Air Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A) and Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC).
Demonstrate an understanding of the following methods: shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, and pipe welding.
Perform AWS code quality welds using the following methods: shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and pipe welding.



Gainful Employment

Degree Requirements

The following program course listings and exit points are non-sequential and delivered depending on industry need and student selection. Courses are required to be taken only once if successfully completed to satisfy exit credentials. The student advisor will assist in proper course sequencing to obtain exit credentials. Additional industry specific courses can be developed as needed.

WELD1110

OCCUPATIONAL ORIENTATION & SAFETY

2

1

3

60

WELD1120

BASIC BLUEPRINT, METALLURGY & WELD SYMBOLS

2

1

3

75

WELD1130

WELDING INSPECTION & TESTING

1

1

2

60

WELD1210

OXYFUEL SYSTEMS

1

1

2

60

WELD1310

CUTTING PROCESSES - CAC/PAC

1

1

2

45

WELD1410

SMAW - BASIC BEADS

1

1

2

60

WELD1411

SMAW - FILLET WELD

0

3

3

105

WELD1412

SMAW - V-GROOVE BU/GOUGE

0

3

3

105

WELD1420

SMAW - V-GROOVE OPEN

1

3

4

120

WELD2110

FCAW - BASIC FILLET WELDS

1

2

3

105

WELD2111

FCAW - GROOVE WELDS

0

3

3

105

WELD2210

GTAW - BASIC MULTI-JOINT

1

2

3

105

WELD2310

GMAW - BASIC FILLET WELD

1

2

3

105

WELD2311

GMAW - GROOVE WELD

0

3

3

105

CPTR1000

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

1

1

2

45

JOBS2450

JOB SEEKING SKILLS

2

0

2

30

Program Core Totals

43

1290

To meet the requirements to earn a diploma, students must complete the program core and select an additional minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed as "Required Electives." WELD 2230 is recommended.

1

2

3

105

TD - Welding

16

30

46

1395

REQUIRED ELECTIVES

SMAW Process

WELD2230

GTAW - ALUMINUM MULTI-JOINT

1

2

3

105

WELD1140

ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS

1

1

2

45

WELD1510

SMAW - PIPE 2G

1

3

4

120

WELD1511

SMAW - PIPE 5G

0

4

4

120

WELD1512

SMAW - PIPE 6G

0

4

4

120

WELD1610

SMAW STAINLESS STEEL (SMAW-SS) MULTI-JOINT

1

3

4

120

WELD1620

SMAW STAINLESS STEEL (SMAW-SS) 5G PIPE

1

3

4

120

WELD1621

SMAW STAINLESS STEEL (SMAW-SS) 2G PIPE

0

4

4

120

WELD1622

SMAW STAINLESS STEEL (SMAW-SS) 6G PIPE

0

4

4

120

FCAW Process

WELD2112

FCAW PIPE 5G

1

3

4

120

WELD2113

FCAW PIPE 2G

0

4

4

120

WELD2114

FCAW PIPE 6G

0

4

4

120

GTAW Process

WELD2220

GTAW PIPE 5G

1

3

4

120

WELD2221

GTAW PIPE 2G

0

4

4

120

WELD2222

GTAW PIPE 6G

0

4

4

120

WELD2240

GTAW LOW ALLOY (GTAW-LA) 5G PIPE

1

3

4

120

WELD2241

GTAW LOW ALLOY (GTAW-LA) 2G PIPE

0

4

4

120

WELD2242

GTAW LOW ALLOY (GTAW-LA) 6G PIPE

0

4

4

120

WELD2250

GTAW STAINLESS STEEL (GTAW-SS) 5G PIPE

1

3

4

120

WELD2251

GTAW STAINLESS STEEL (GTAW-SS) 2G PIPE

0

4

4

120

WELD2252

GTAW STAINLESS STEEL (GTAW-SS) 6G PIPE

0

4

4

120

WELD2260

GTAW ALUMINUM (GTAW-AL) 5G PIPE

1

3

4

120

WELD2261

GTAW ALUMINUM (GTAW-AL) 2G PIPE

0

4

4

120

WELD2262

GTAW ALUMINUM (GTAW-AL) 6G PIPE

0

4

4

120

GMAW Process

WELD2320

GMAW - PIPE 2G

1

3

4

120

WELD2321

GMAW - PIPE 5G

0

4

4

120

WELD2322

GMAW - PIPE 6G

0

4

4

120

WELD2330

GMAW - ALUMINUM MULTI-JOINT

1

3

4

120

WELD2340

GMAW ALUMINUM (GMAW-AL) 5G PIPE

1

3

4

120

WELD2341

GMAW ALUMINUM (GMAW-AL) 2G PIPE

0

4

4

120

WELD2342

GMAW ALUMINUM (GMAW-AL) 6G PIPE

0

4

4

120

Advanced Procedures

WELD1121

ADVANCED BLUEPRINT READING

2

2

4

120

WELD2410

AUTOMATED WELDING PROCESSES

2

1

3

60

WELD2420

CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES I

1

1

2

60

WELD2421

CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES II

1

1

2

60

WELD2422

CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES III

1

1

2

60

WELD2423

CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES IV

1

1

2

60

WELD2430

MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES I

1

1

2

60

WELD2431

MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES II

1

1

2

60

WELD2432

MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES III

1

1

2

60

WELD2433

MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES IV

1

1

2

60

WELD2440

MANUFACTURING PROCEDURES I

1

1

2

60

WELD2441

MANUFACTURING PROCEDURES II

1

1

2

60

WELD2442

MANUFACTURING PROCEDURES III

1

1

2

60

WELD2443

MANUFACTURING PROCEDURES IV

1

1

2

60

WELD2450

MARINE PROCEDURES I

1

1

2

60

WELD2451

MARINE PROCEDURES II

1

1

2

60

WELD2452

MARINE PROCEDURES III

1

1

2

60

WELD2453

MARINE PROCEDURES IV

1

1

2

60

WELD2460

PIPING PROCEDURES I

1

1

2

60

WELD2461

PIPING PROCEDURES II

1

1

2

60

WELD2462

PIPING PROCEDURES III

1

1

2

60

WELD2463

PIPING PROCEDURES IV

1

1

2

60

WELD2470

PRESSURE VESSEL PROCEDURES I

1

1

2

60

WELD2471

PRESSURE VESSEL PROCEDURES II

1

1

2

60

WELD2472

PRESSURE VESSEL PROCEDURES III

1

1

2

60

WELD2473

PRESSURE VESSEL PROCEDURES IV

1

1

2

60

WELD2480

SHIPBUILDING PROCEDURES I

1

1

2

60

WELD2481

SHIPBUILDING PROCEDURES II

1

1

2

60

WELD2482

SHIPBUILDING PROCEDURES III

1

1

2

60

WELD2483

SHIPBUILDING PROCEDURES IV

1

1

2

60

WELD2490

STRUCTURAL PROCEDURES I

1

1

2

60

WELD2491

STRUCTURAL PROCEDURES II

1

1

2

60

WELD2492

STRUCTURAL PROCEDURES III

1

1

2

60

WELD2493

STRUCTURAL PROCEDURES IV

1

1

2

60

Approved Electives

 

WELD2883

BASIC SKILLS EVALUATION

0

1

1

30

WELD2885

ADVANCED SKILLS EVALUATION

0

1

1

30

WELD2893

SMAW CERTIFICATION PREPARATION

0

3

3

90

WELD2895

FCAW CERTIFICATION PREPARATION

0

3

3

90

WELD2897

GTAW CERTIFICATION PREPARATION

0

3

3

90

WELD2899

GMAW CERTIFICATION PREPARATION

0

3

3

90

WELD2996

CERTIFICATION I

2

2

4

120

WELD2997

PRACTICUM

0

3

3

135

WELD2999

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

0

3

3

135

WELD2991

SPECIAL PROJECTS I

0

1

1

30

WELD2993

SPECIAL PROJECTS II

0

2

2

60

WELD2995

SPECIAL PROJECTS III

0

3

3

90

WELD2992

SPECIAL PROJECTS IV

1

1

2

45

WELD2994

SPECIAL PROJECTS V

0

4

4

120

WELD2990

SPECIAL PROJECTS VI

0

6

6

180

Optional Elective

 

CSRV1000

CUSTOMER SERVICE

3

0

3

45

CSRV2000

CUSTOMER SERVICE & SALES

3

0

3

45

ENTP1000

FOUNDATIONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3

0

3

45

Certificate Exit Levels are Below:

 

WELD1110

OCCUPATIONAL ORIENTATION & SAFETY

2

1

3

60

WELD1410

SMAW-Basic Beads

1

1

2

60

TCA - Welder Helper

 

5

120

WELD1110

OCCUPATIONAL ORIENTATION & SAFETY

2

1

3

60

WELD1210

OXYFUEL SYSTEMS

1

1

2

60

TCA - Thermal Cutter

 

5

120

WELD1110

OCCUPATIONAL ORIENTATION & SAFETY

2

1

3

60

WELD1410

SMAW-Basic Beads

1

1

2

60

WELD1310

CUTTING PROCESSES - CAC/PAC

1

1

2

45

TCA - Arc Cutter

 

7

165

WELD2883

BASIC SKILLS EVALUATION

0

1

1

30

OR

 

WELD2885

ADVANCED SKILLS EVALUATION

0

1

1

30

WELD1110

OCCUPATIONAL ORIENTATION & SAFETY

2

1

3

60

PLUS - A minimum of 4 credits from the list of Required Electives

 

4

120

TCA - Arc Welder Skills Upgrade

 

8

210

WELD1110

OCCUPATIONAL ORIENTATION & SAFETY

2

1

3

60

WELD1120

BASIC BLUEPRINT, METALLURGY & WELD SYMBOLS

2

1

3

75

WELD1210

OXYFUEL SYSTEMS

1

1

2

60

WELD1410

SMAW - BASIC BEADS

1

1

2

60

TCA - Tack Welder/Fitter Helper

 

10

255

WELD1110

OCCUPATIONAL ORIENTATION & SAFETY

2

1

3

60

WELD1210

OXYFUEL SYSTEMS

1

1

2

60

WELD1410

SMAW - BASIC BEADS

1

1

2

60

PLUS – Any TWO below

 

6

105

WELD1411

SMAW - FILLET WELD

0

3

3

105

WELD2110

FCAW - BASIC FILLET WELDS

1

2

3

105

WELD2210

GTAW - BASIC MULTI-JOINT

1

2

3

105

WELD2310

GMAW - BASIC FILLET WELD

1

2

3

105

TCA - Production Line Welder

 

13

390

WELD1110

OCCUPATIONAL ORIENTATION & SAFETY

2

1

3

60

WELD1140

ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS

1

1

2

45

WELD1210

OXYFUEL SYSTEMS

1

1

2

60

WELD1310

CUTTING PROCESSES - CAC/PAC

1

1

2

45

WELD1410

SMAW - BASIC BEADS

1

1

2

60

PLUS - Any ONE Advanced Procedures course

 

2

60

PLUS - 12 credits from list below

 

12

420

WELD1411

SMAW - FILLET WELD

0

3

3

105

WELD1412

SMAW - V-GROOVE BU/GOUGE

0

3

3

105

WELD2110

FCAW - BASIC FILLET WELDS

1

2

3

105

WELD2111

FCAW - GROOVE WELDS

0

3

3

105

WELD2210

GTAW - BASIC MULTI-JOINT

1

2

3

105

WELD2230

GTAW - ALUMINUM MULTI-JOINT

1

2

3

105

WELD2310

GMAW - BASIC FILLET WELD

1

2

3

105

WELD2311

GMAW - GROOVE WELD

0

3

3

105

CTS - Production Line Welder II

 

25

750

WELD1110

OCCUPATIONAL ORIENTATION & SAFETY

2

1

3

60

WELD1210

OXYFUEL SYSTEMS

1

1

2

60

WELD1310

CUTTING PROCESSES - CAC/PAC

1

1

2

45

WELD2210

GTAW - BASIC MULTI-JOINT

1

2

3

105

PLUS ANY 3 courses from the GTAW Required Electives

 

12

360

CTS - Arc Welder - GTAW

 

22

630

WELD1110

OCCUPATIONAL ORIENTATION & SAFETY

2

1

3

60

WELD1210

OXYFUEL SYSTEMS

1

1

2

60

WELD1310

CUTTING PROCESSES - CAC/PAC

1

1

2

45

WELD2310

GMAW - BASIC FILLET WELD

1

2

3

105

WELD2311

GMAW - GROOVE WELD

0

3

3

105

PLUS ANY 3 courses from the GMAW Required Electives

 

12

360

CTS - Arc Welder - GMAW

 

25

735

WELD1110

OCCUPATIONAL ORIENTATION & SAFETY

2

1

3

60

WELD1210

OXYFUEL SYSTEMS

1

1

2

60

WELD1310

CUTTING PROCESSES - CAC/PAC

1

1

2

45

WELD2110

FCAW - BASIC FILLET WELDS

1

2

3

105

WELD2111

FCAW - GROOVE WELDS

0

3

3

105

PLUS ANY 3 courses from the FCAW Required Electives

 

12

360

CTS - Arc Welder - FCAW

 

25

735

WELD1110

OCCUPATIONAL ORIENTATION & SAFETY

2

1

3

60

WELD1210

OXYFUEL SYSTEMS

1

1

2

60

WELD1310

CUTTING PROCESSES - CAC/PAC

1

1

2

45

WELD1411

SMAW - FILLET WELD

0

3

3

105

WELD1412

SMAW - V-GROOVE BU/GOUGE

0

3

3

105

WELD1420

SMAW - V-GROOVE OPEN

1

3

4

120

PLUS ANY 3 courses from the SMAW Required Electives

 

12

360

CTS - Arc Welder - SMAW

 

31

915

WELD1110

OCCUPATIONAL ORIENTATION & SAFETY

2

1

3

60

WELD1120

BASIC BLUEPRINT, METALLURGY & WELD SYMBOLS

2

1

3

75

WELD1210

OXYFUEL SYSTEMS

1

1

2

60

WELD1410

SMAW-BASIC BEADS

1

1

2

60

 

TCA – TACK WELDER/FITTER HELPER

 

 

10

255

WELD1310

CURRING PROCESSES – CAC/PAC

1

1

2

45

WELD2490

STRUCTURAL PROCEDURES I

1

1

2

60

WELD2491

STRUCTURAL PROCEDURES II

1

1

2

60

WELD2492

STRUCTURAL PROCEDURES III

1

2

3

90

WELD2493

STRUCTURAL PROCEDURES IV

1

3

4

140

 

CTS – STRUCUTURAL FABRICATOR

 

 

23

650

WELD1110

OCCUPATIONAL ORIENTATION & SAFETY

2

1

3

60

WELD1120

BASIC BLUEPRINT, METALLURGY & WELD SYMBOLS

2

1

3

75

WELD1210

OXYFUEL SYSTEMS

1

1

2

60

WELD1410

SMAW-BASIC BEADS

1

1

2

60

 

TCA – TACK WELDER/FITTER HELPER

 

 

10

255

WELD1310

CUTTING PROCESSES – CAC/PAC

1

1

2

45

WELD2460

PIPING PROCEDURES I

1

1

2

60

WELD2461

PIPING PROCEDURES II

1

1

2

60

WELD2462

PIPING PROCEDURES III

1

2

3

90

 

CTS – PIPE FABRICATOR LEVEL 2

 

 

19

510