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
|MTHPT-137||MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY||4.00|
|WLDTC-150||WELDING POWER SOURCES||2.00|
|WLDTC-151||WELDING CODES FOR CERTIFICATIONS||2.00|
|WLDTC-152||QUALITY CONTROL FOR WELDING INSPECTION||2.00|
|WLDTC-155||BASIC WELDING PROCESSES LAB (or WLDTC-155A and WLDTC-155B)||7.00|
|WLDTC-161||WELDING PROCESSES AND APPLICATIONS||2.00|
|WLDTC-165||ADVANCED WELDING PROCESSES LAB||7.00|
|WLDTC-250||DRAFTING AND PIPEFITTING||2.00|
|WLDTC-254||PIPE WELDING:SMAW LAB||7.00|
|WLDTC-261||BENCHWORK FOR WELDERS||2.00|
|WLDTC-264||PIPE WELDING GTAW LAB||7.00|
|Select 12 elective credits||12.00|