A wide variety of career opportunities are available to students who prepare for actual work situations through practical training in welding.
Students in this program will learn the basic skills to weld in the four main welding positions using GMAW and SMAW welding processes.
|REQUIRED COURSE INFORMATION
||Introduction to Welding
||Print Reading I
||Print Reading II
||Gas and Arc Welding
||Arc Welding II
||Arc Welding III
|Total Credit Hours
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Explain and read occupationally specific prints for welders and fabricate from a blueprint.
- Test to certification standards on all types of welding.
- Demonstrate the manipulative skills to perform groove welds.
- Demonstrate the necessary manipulative skills needed to apply the Gas Tungsten Arc on various joint designs, on plate with both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
- Practice safety procedures for all types of welding.
- Students may begin this program in the fall, spring and summer semesters depending on booth availability.
- WLD courses are offered during days and evenings.
- Students who work alternating shifts are encouraged to enroll in the certificate program and to rotate between day and evening classes to fit his/her work schedule.
- Graduates can complete a Welding Diploma or an Associate Degree in Occupational Technology with completion of additional coursework.
Notes about other requirements
- Students should be prepared to purchase first semester welding supplies costing $226.60. Supplies for the second semester of welding will cost approximately $150.
2018-2019, 2019-2020 Semester-by-Semester Graduation Plans
Basic Welding Certificate (WLD6) - Fall Start
Basic Welding Certificate (WLD6) - Spring Start
Basic Welding Certificate (WLD6) - Summer Start
- You may contact James Ladd (at the Lex Walters Campus in Greenwood) or Tony Amos (at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens) for information about this program.
- Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to submit advising information updates and corrections.
Advisement Information updated/reviewed 10/2018.