Welding/Maintenance & Fabrication
This industry recognized credential provides the skills necessary to entry-level employment in the field. All competencies apply to the welding technical diploma degree.
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Students will develop print interpretation skills needed in metal fabrication. Learners study orthographic projection, dimensioning, and bill of materials. Learners apply concepts in hands-on activities, practicing basic layout skills and safe operation of saws, shears and drills. Corequisites: 3180410100 Math Skills, 3180410200 Geometry Skills.
Develops skill in thermal cutting and gouging processes. Learners practice manual and machine oxy-fuel cutting, plasma cutting and gouging and air carbon arc gouging. Prerequisite: 1044217200 Safety in Manufacturing (C or better).
|1044215800||Shielded Metal Arc Welding on Carbon Steel
Develop skills in shielded metal arc welding. Learners use 6010 and 7018 "stick" electrodes to complete fillet and groove welds in all positions. Weld quality is assessed per AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code. Prerequisite: 1044217200 Safety in Manufacturing (C or better).
|1044215900||Gas Metal Arc Welding on Carbon Steel
Develop skills in gas metal arc welding. Learners use the “mig” process in all positions on carbon steel. Required welds include fillet and groove welds with short circuit, spray and pulsed spray transfer. Weld quality is assessed per AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code. Prerequisite: 1044217200 Safety in Manufacturing (C or better).
|1044216300||Weld Inspection and Testing
Emphasizes measurement of weld defects and assessment of weld quality conformance to common welding codes. Learners conduct etch tests, bend tests and break tests on welds. The process of procedure and welder qualification is explored through group activities.
|1044217200||Safety in Manufacturing
Prepares learners for safe operation of work site equipment. Procedures regarding welding machines, band saws, shears, drill presses, punches, grinders, oxy fuel equipment and an array of hand tools are practiced. Crane and forklift operation are introduced. Corequisite: 3144215600 Welding Metallurgy.
Students will develop print interpretation skills needed in metal fabrication. Learners study prints containing section views, detail views, and weld symbols. Learners apply concepts in hands-on activities, print interpretation skills, calculating dimensions, identifying and interpreting weld symbols.
Develops skills in using mathematics principles, essential to the technical service and production workplace, through applied learning contexts. Content includes whole numbers, fractions, percent, graphs, and fundamentals of algebra. Corequisite: 1044210300 Print Reading.
Develops skills in using mathematics principles, essential to the technical service and production workplace, through applied learning contexts. Content includes geometry and trigonometry, and tools and techniques for precision measurement. Corequisite: 1044210300 Print Reading.
At A Glance
How You'll Learn
Multiple Start Dates
2023 Start Dates
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2024 Start Dates
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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.
Books & Supplies*
*Total cost for degree completion is estimated by current course requirements, books, and supplies. Tuition and fees are set by the Wisconsin Technical College System and subject to change.
Students are required to purchase welding kits through the college bookstore or obtain the minimum tools and equipment listed to be able to successfully complete coursework and performance assessments in the welding lab.
- Safety glasses
- Welders gloves MIG and TIG
- Chipping hammer
- Welding beanie
- 8-way welder pliers
- Soapstone holder
- Triple flint spark lighter
- Tape measure
- Weld fillet gauge
- Mag tool
- Material handling gloves
- Backhand pad
- Tool bag
- Welder pencils
- Auto darkening helmet
- Lens cover
- Welding jacket
What You'll Learn
- Demonstrate industry-recognized safety practices
- Produce Gas Metal Arc Welds (GMAW)
- Produce shielded metal arc welds (SMAW)
- Perform cutting operations
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