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WELDING TECHNOLOGY
CERTIFICATE (9-month)
The Welding Technology Certificate Program provides the
opportunity to develop skills necessary to be a skilled entry level
welders in the welding industry. There is an increasing demand
for welders in a variety of industries including light and heavy
construction, automobile, aircraft, gas and oil, railroad, machinery
and manufacturing industries. These skills are developed through
theory and hands-on application into various welding specialties
including Blueprint Reading and Advanced Computer Aided
Design, Oxy-Fuel Welding and Related Processes, Basic Shielded
Metal Arc Welding, Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding, and Basic Gas
Tungsten Arc Welding.

MODEL SCHEDULE FOR
WELDING TECHNOLOGY
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
SEMESTER 1
WELD 105 Welding Blueprint Reading
WELD 110 Oxy-Fuel Welding &
Related Processes (1st 8 weeks)
WELD 120 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1 (2nd 8 weeks)
MATH 126 Technical Math 1 or higher
ENG 106 English Composition

Students find employment in a wealth of industries related
to construction, machinery, manufacturing oil and gas, and
transportation industries. Graduates with entry level certifications
will find challenging jobs with opportunity for rapid advancement.

SEMESTER 2
WELD 155 Gas Metal Arc Welding 1 (1st 8 weeks)
WELD 160 Gas Metal Arc Welding 2 (2nd 8 weeks)
WELD 165 Tungsten Arc Welding 1 (1st 8 weeks)
WELD 170 Gas Tungsten Arc
Welding 2 (2nd 8 weeks)
MATH 136 Technical Math 2 or higher
ENG 216 Technical Writing

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
* Interpret welding blueprints
* Weld carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel with the oxy
fuel welding process
* Weld carbon steel with the shielded metal arc welding process
* Weld carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel with the gas
metal arc welding process
* Weld carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel with the gas
tungsten arc welding process

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SHORT TERM PROGRAMS
Metalcasting
Metalcasting is a three week course designed to develop a
Metalcasting Technician capable of taking molten liquid metal
and pouring it into molds to form shapes that are then ground and
polished before being finished. They work with all types of metals
and different molds to make parts for machines and equipment.
Students will learn:
Importance of metal casting in the modern manufacturing
industry
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Properties of metals
All about patterns design and making
Molding sand and mold making
Metal preparation and melting
How to operate a furnace to melt metal for casting
Finishing methods

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Production Welding
Production Welding is a five week course designed to develop a
skilled entry level worker capable of performing various welding
techniques needed to support local industrial needs.
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Basic industrial blueprint reading
Welding Safety and OSHA Certification
Oxy-Fuel Welding and Related Processes
Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Gas Metal Arc Welding
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Other welding techniques as appropriate



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