The Welding Technical Diploma is a one-year, two-semester program. Upon graduation, students will have completed 35 credits.
10-804-101 Math 1-Trades
31-421-334 Blueprint Reading I
31-442-316 Welding-Shielded Metal Arc
31-442-317 Welding-Gas Metal Arc
31-442-335 Metal Fabrication I
31-421-333 Blueprint Reading II
31-442-321 Welding-Gas Tungsten Arc
31-442-327 Welding-Flux Core
31-442-334 Metal Fabrication II
31-801-386 Communicating Effectively
These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.
31-421-333 BLUEPRINT READING II ...develop advanced blueprint reading skills to read and interpret moderate to advanced blueprints and shop drawings. (Prerequisites: Accepted into Welding or Marine Construction program; 31-421-331, Blueprint Reading 1)
31-421-334 BLUEPRINT READING I ...orthographic projection, sketching, dimensioning, section and auxiliary views, structural shapes, welding symbols, weld joint nomenclature, welding joint geometry, metric conversion and interpretation of fabrications from prints. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Welding or Marine Construction program)
31-422-310 METALLURGY ...manufacture of iron and steel, mechanical and physical properties of metals, metal identification, macro and microscopic grain structures, welding metallurgy, applied heat treating processes, and weld failures and fractures.
31-442-301 WELDING-CUTTING/VISUAL ...visual inspection of weld and cut edges, manual and machine oxy fuel gas cutting, air carbon arc cutting, plasma arc cutting, and mechanical cutting methods. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Welding or Marine Construction program.)
31-442-316 WELDING-SHIELDED METAL ARC ...safety, SMAW equipment, materials, accessories, inspection, weld types, joints, and position. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Welding program; Corequisite: 31-442-301, Welding-Cutting/Visual)
31-442-317 WELDING-GAS METAL ARC (GMAW) ...welding safety, GMAW equipment/set up, joint details and distortion control, GMAW weld faults, welding metallurgy, and weld symbol interpretation. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Welding or Marine Construction program; Corequisite: 31-442-301, Welding-Cutting/Visual)
31-442-321 WELDING-GAS TUNGSTEN ARC ...perform gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) in all positions, on plain carbon steel, aluminum, and 3XX stainless steel. (Prerequisite: Accepted into the Welding or Marine Construction program; Corequisite: 31-442-301, Welding-Cutting/Visual)
31-442-327 WELDING-FLUX CORE...safety, equipment, accessories, inspection and repairs, weld types and joint nomenclature, surface welds and all position fillet and groove welds. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Welding program; Corequisite: 31-442-301, Welding-Cutting/Visual )
31-442-334 METAL FABRICATION II ...advanced metal fabrication tools developing assembly and sub-assemblies from working prints using various fabrication processes. Additionally, rigging and lifting, distortion control, and basic CNC programming will be incorporated. (Prerequisites: Accepted into the Welding OR Marine Construction program; 31-442-335, Metal Fabrication 1)
31-442-335 METAL FABRICATION I ...safety and introduction to basic metal fabrication tools and equipment utilizing precision measuring tools, geometric nomenclature basic layout and assembly skills along with polygon construction, and triangulation from scale drawings. (Prerequisite: Accepted into the Welding or Marine Construction program; Corequisite: 10-804-101, Math 1-Trades)
10-804-101 MATH 1-TRADES ...provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge skills process and understanding of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, measurement, trigonometry, integers, algebraic equations, word problems, and practical plane geometry. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Arithmetic score =34 OR ACT-Math score = 13 OR 77-854-759, BE Math Prep IIB with "C" or better OR equivalent) 2 cr.
31-801-386 COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY ...interpersonal communication, including the function of interpersonal communication, listening techniques, perception, non-verbal communication, language, self-concept, conflict resolution and customer service. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 77-851-759, BE Communication Prep IIB with "C" or better OR equivalent) 1 cr.