Welding Technology ATC

Welding Technology is a participating organization of the American Welding Society’s SENSE (Schools Excelling through National Skill standards Education) Program. This program is designed to provide training in a sequential manner for various welding processes, starting with simple tasks and progressing through more complex assignments. Those processes include: shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, oxy-acetylene cutting, brazing and welding, and the use of plasma arc cutting equipment. Students receive practical and theoretical training in the weldability of metals and alloys, blueprint reading, mathematics, and metallurgy.

Students are trained to international standards using state-of-the-art equipment.  All skills and lab assignments are performance based using standards assigned by the prevailing industrial welding codes. Safety, care, use, and adjustment of the welding lab equipment is stressed in each of the classes. Included in each 30 hour week is study in welding theory and related practical science, and applying this knowledge in the laboratory.

All graduates are given the opportunity to take the unlimited thickness, all position, welder certification test at no cost to them.

Entrance requirements for Certificate seeking students in the Welding program include:

  • ALEKS score of 30 or higher in Math (Algebra), or qualify for MTHPT-137.
  • Waiting list placement will be determined by the date and time in which the student is advised by Welding Technology faculty.

To help insure the success of welding students, the student must meet or exceed the minimum Compass test scores in both Reading and Writing. They must also score high enough to be placed in MTHPT-137 and English 101 before entering the program.

Advanced Technical Certificate Requirements

Program Requirement
MTHPT-137MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY4.00
Technical Core
WLDTC-150WELDING POWER SOURCES2.00
WLDTC-151WELDING CODES FOR CERTIFICATIONS2.00
WLDTC-152QUALITY CONTROL FOR WELDING INSPECTION2.00
WLDTC-155BASIC WELDING PROCESSES LAB (or WLDTC-155A and WLDTC-155B)7.00
WLDTC-161WELDING PROCESSES AND APPLICATIONS2.00
WLDTC-162METALLURGY2.00
WLDTC-165ADVANCED WELDING PROCESSES LAB7.00
WLDTC-250DRAFTING AND PIPEFITTING2.00
WLDTC-251BLUEPRINT READING2.00
WLDTC-252HEAT TREATMENT2.00
WLDTC-254PIPE WELDING:SMAW LAB7.00
WLDTC-261BENCHWORK FOR WELDERS2.00
WLDTC-262DISTORTION CONTROL2.00
WLDTC-264PIPE WELDING GTAW LAB7.00
Electives
Select 12 elective credits12.00
Total Credits64.00

Summary

Program Requirements4
Technical Core48
Electives12
Total64