Welding

Technical Diploma

About the Welding Program

Learn welding at your own pace, through hands-on learning, and with your instructor and success coach to guide you. The Welding program is designed to give students entry-level skills required in fabrication, construction, maintenance and other metal working industries. You'll also experience robotic welding, computerized cutting, safe overhead crane operation, and will learn blueprint reading, layout and fabrication techniques, and math and communication skills.

Requirements for welder certification will be explained, and simulated certification tests will be offered. Upon successfully completing the program, you'll have the skills needed to take a welding certification test or job-entry performance test.

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Program Outline

Course # Course Title Credits
1044217200 Safety in Manufacturing
Description
10442172C01 Workplace Safety 0.50
10442172C02 OSHA 10 Certification 0.25
10442172C03 Forklift Certification 0.25

 

1.00
1044211200 Print Reading for Manufacturing
Description
10442112C01 Print Interpretation and Weld Symbols 1.00
10442112C02 Print Reading and Sketching 3.00

 

4.00
1044215900 Gas Metal Arc Welding
Description
10442159C01 Gas Metal Arc Welding on Carbon Steel 2.00
10442159C02 Gas Metal Arc Welding AWS Testing on Carbon Steel 1.00

 

3.00
1044217400 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding
Description
10442174C01 Gas Metal Arc Welding-P on Stainless Steel 1.00
10442174C02

Gas Metal Arc Welding-P AWS Testing on Stainless Steel

0.5
10442174C03 Gas Metal Arc Welding-P on Aluminum 1.00
10442174C0 Gas Metal Arc Welding-P AWS Testing on Aluminum 0.5

 

3.00
3180430200 Applied Technical Mathematics
Description
31804302C01 Geometry Skills 1.00
31804302C02 Math Skills 1.00

 

2.00
1044216300 Weld Inspection and Testing
Description
10442163C01 Weld Inspection and Testing 1.00

 

1.00
1044215800 Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Description
10442158C01 Shielded Arc Welding on Carbon Steel 1.5
10442158C02

Shielded Arc Welding AWS Testing on Carbon Steel

0.5

 

2.00
1044217300 Thermal Cutting
Description
10442173C01

Thermal Cutting

1.00

 

1.00
1044216000 Flux Cored Arc Weld
Description
10442160C01

Perform FCAW weld processes on carbon steel

3.00
10442160C02

02 Complete AWS tests using FCAW weld processes

1.00

 

4.00
1089010200 Interpersonal Workplace Fundamentals
Description
10890102C0

Demonstrate Interpersonal and Communication Skills

1.00
10890102C02

Demonstrate Employability Skills and Career Awareness

1.00

 

2.00
1044216100 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding on Carbon Steel
Description
10442161C01

Perform GTAW weld transfer processes on carbon steel

2.00
10442161C02

Complete AWS tests using GTAW weld transfer processes on carbon steel

1.00

 

3.00
1044216200 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding on Aluminum and Stainless
Description
10442162C01 Perform GTAW weld transfer processes on stainless steel .75
10442162C02 Complete AWS tests using GTAW weld transfer processes on stainless steel .25
10442162C03 Perform GTAW weld transfer processes on aluminum .75
10442162C04 Complete AWS tests using GTAW weld transfer Processes on aluminum .25

 

2.00
1044216500 Welding Metallurgy
Description
10442165C01

Identify basic characteristics of base metals

2.00

 

2.00
1044218000 Solidworks for Welding
Description
10442180C01

Draft a Print using computer aided design

1.00

 

1.00
1044214100 Robotics and Automated Welding Applications
Description
10442141C01

Operate fabrication equipment

2.00

 

2.00
1044211300 Welding Fabrications Techniques
Description
10442113C01

Fabricate products from prints

2.00

 

2.00

At A Glance

Flexible Options

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On Campus

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Online Classes

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Multiple Start Dates

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Self-Paced

2019 Start Dates

January 2 March 4 May 23
January 16 April 1 June 6
February 4 April 15 July 1

What is Competency-Based Education?

Competency-Based Education (CBE) is learning at your own pace by mastering competencies through demonstration. Once all competencies for a program have been assessed and mastered, students will earn a certificate, diploma, or degree.

Approximate Cost

$4,697*

Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 10-level courses - materials, books, and fees may be additional

Your Potential Careers

  • Production Welder
  • Maintenance Welder
  • Job Shop Layout Welder
  • Welding Sales and Service
  • Self-employment

Get Started

Your application can be submitted online, it takes just a few minutes to complete.

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