2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Welding Technology Diploma (D50420)

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provide the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Successful graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metal working industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BPR 111Print Reading
1
2

2

WLD 110Cutting Processes
1
3

2

WLD 115SMAW (Stick) Plate
2
9

5

WLD 121GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate
2
6

4

WLD 122GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe
1
6

3

WLD 131GTAW (TIG) Plate
2
6

4

WLD 132GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe
1
6

3

WLD 141Symbols and Specifications
2
2

3

Major Electives: Select 4-7 hours

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
DFT 119Basic CAD
1
2

2

WLD 111Oxy-Fuel Welding
1
3

2

WLD 117Industrial SMAW
1
4

3

WLD 215SMAW (Stick) Pipe
1
9

4

WOL 110Basic Construction Skills
2
3

3

Total Major Hours: 30-33

General Education Courses

Communications: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

(COM 110 or higher)

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

General Education: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

PHY 121Applied Physics I
3
2

4

Total General Education Hours: 6-7

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 36-40

Suggested Sequence of Courses - Day Sequence

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BPR 111Print Reading
1
2

2

WLD 110Cutting Processes
1
3

2

WLD 115SMAW (Stick) Plate
2
9

5

General Education Course*
3
0-2

3-4

Major Electives*
1-2
2-9

2-3

Total Credit Hours:
4
14
14-16

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
WLD 121GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate
2
6

4

WLD 131GTAW (TIG) Plate
2
6

4

WLD 141Symbols and Specifications
2
2

3

Communications Course*
3
0

3

Major Electives*
1-2
2-9

2-4

Total Credit Hours:
6
14
16-18

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
WLD 122GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe
1
6

3

WLD 132GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe
1
6

3

Total Credit Hours:
2
12
6

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 36-40

Suggested Sequence of Courses - Night Sequence

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
WLD 110Cutting Processes
1
3

2

WLD 115SMAW (Stick) Plate
2
9

5

WLD 121GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate
2
6

4

Total Credit Hours:
5
18
11

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
Communications Course*
3
0

3

Major Electives*
1-2
2-9

4-7

Total Credit Hours:
4-5
2-9
7-10

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
WLD 132GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe
1
6

3

Total Credit Hours:
1
6
3

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BPR 111Print Reading
1
2

2

General Education Course*
3
0-2

3-4

Total Credit Hours:
4
2-4
5-6

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
WLD 122GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe
1
6

3

WLD 131GTAW (TIG) Plate
2
6

4

Total Credit Hours:
3
12
7

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
WLD 141Symbols and Specifications
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
2
2
3

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 36-40