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WELDING

CERTIFICATE: Certificate in Applied Science with a major in Welding

To provide the student with principles, methods, techniques, and skills required for entry level welding jobs.

This program will provide skills that will enable the student to produce structurally sound and quality welds.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

  1. Does Not Require High School Diploma or GED (NOTE: Non-high school graduates or those who do not have a GED, must score 61 or better on the reading portion of the COMPASS test. )

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Course Requirements


Course Class Lab Credit
WLD 102 Introduction to Welding 2 0 2
WLD 103 Print Reading I 1 0 1
WLD 104 Gas Welding and Cutting 0 6 2
WLD 105 Print Reading II 1 0 1
WLD 110 Welding Safety & Health 1 0 1
WLD 111 ARC Welding I 1 9 4
WLD 113 ARC Welding II 1 9 4
WLD 134 Inert Gas Welding Non-Ferrous 2 3 3
WLD 136 Advanced Inert Gas Welding 0 6 2
WLD 140 Weld Testing 1 0 1
WLD 160 Fabrication Welding 1 6 3
WLD 170 Qualification Welding 2 6 4
13 45 28
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  28

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
WLD 102 Introduction to Welding 2 0 2
WLD 103 Print Reading I 1 0 1
WLD 104 Gas Welding and Cutting 0 6 2
WLD 110 Welding Safety & Health 1 0 1
WLD 111 ARC Welding I 1 9 4
WLD 140 Weld Testing 1 0 1
6 15 11

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
WLD 105 Print Reading II 1 0 1
WLD 113 ARC Welding II 1 9 4
WLD 134 Inert Gas Welding Non-Ferrous 2 3 3
WLD 160 Fabrication Welding 1 6 3
5 18 11

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
WLD 136 Advanced Inert Gas Welding 0 6 2
WLD 170 Qualification Welding 2 6 4
2 12 6
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  28

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: Jamie King

Waiting List: No

Local Starting Salary: $21,500.00

Local Average Salary: $57,000.00

National Starting Salary: $39,000.00

National Average Salary: $55,750.00