Brief Program Description/Goals
This program is designed to meet the minimum skill standards established by the American Welding Society (AWS) for entry level welders. Training is given in both theory and practical skills in the various phases of welding, cutting and fusing metals, and interpreting blueprints and sketches. This includes: arc welding, plasma and carbon arc cutting, oxyacetylene welding, TIG welding, MIG welding, gasmetal and flux core arcwelding, welding inspecting testing principles and fabrication techniques.
What Is Unique About The Program
Only program in the state that offers educational degrees such as a Certificate of Achievement (CA) and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Welding Technology.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the WELD program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate integrity, motivation, dependability and reliability and willingness to learn.
- Demonstrate skills related to applied science, basic computers, applied mathematics/measurements, reading for information, business writing, listening and following directions, locating/using information and speaking/presentation.
- Demonstrate understanding of business fundamentals, teamwork, adaptability/flexibility, marketing and customer focus, planning and organizing, problem solving and decision-making and applied technology.
- Demonstrate competencies in manufacturing process development and design, production, maintenance installation and repair, supply chain logistics, quality assurance/continuous improvement and health and safety.
- Demonstrate welding fundamentals, processes and equipment, materials and metallurgy and welding safety.
- Demonstrate knowledge in safety and health, drawing and symbols, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Thermal Cutting, Oxygen Fuel Cutting (OFC), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC) and Inspection.
- Demonstrate competencies in SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, thermal cutting, OFC, PAC, CAC and inspection.
Degrees That Can Be Earned
- Certificate of Achievement (CA)
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Itemized Estimate of Educational Costs
- Tuition based on number of credits taken.
- Welding textooks/tools/supplies approximately $450.
Gainful Employment Information
|Degree:||Certificate of Achievement|
|Occupations:||Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters
Solderers and Brazers
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
|Normal Time to Completion:||2 semesters|
|On-Time Graduation Rate:||6%|
|Avg. Tuition & Fees:||30 credits x $88 = $2,640|
|Avg. Cost for Books/Supplies:||$450|
|Job Placement Rate *:||20%|
|Median Loan Debt|
|- Private Loans:||$0|
|- Institutional Debt:||$0|
* - Job Placement info currently available only for 2010-2011 completers
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