Fabrication Welding

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Fabrication Welding

The Associate of Applied Science in fabrication welding prepares you with the entry-level cutting and welding skills to work in operations in using oxyacetylene cutting and welding, plasma arc cutting, carbon arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding on metals that range from heavy plate and pipe to thin-gauge sheet metals. Various steels and aluminum metals are used. As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to attempt one of the limited thickness Welder Qualification tests under American Welding Society D1.1 Structural code for certification in SMAW, GMAW and GTAW. You will also be prepared to enter positions as production, fabrication or construction welders.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program. You may take individual courses, if course prerequisites are met, prior to being accepted into this program.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
WEL 100 Safety for Welders 1
WEL 101 Allied Cutting Processes 4
WEL 102 Oxyacetylene Joining Processes 4
WEL 106 Blueprint Reading for Welders and Fitters 4
MAT 108 Technical Mathematics 4
 Subtotal17
Second Semester
WEL 103 Basic Shielded Metal Arc I 4
WEL 124 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
WEL 125 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
Choose One Composition Course 3
English Composition I: GT-CO1  
Technical Writing I GT-CO1  
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
WEL 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc I 4
WEL 202 Gas Metal Arc Welding II 4
WEL 111 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc II 4
WEL 224 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
WEL 230 Pipe Welding I 4
WEL 251 Design, Layout and Fabrication 4
Choose Three Elective Courses 9
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Visual Concepts 2-D Design  
Visual Concepts 3-D Design  
SolidWorks/Mechanical  
Introduction to PC Applications  
Introduction to Business  
 Subtotal17
 Total Credits65

Advanced Manufacturing Center- Center for Business, Industry, Technology, & Public Service 
CCD.edu/Welding

Community College of Denver currently offers five certificates in fabrication welding.

  

Basic Welding

This program prepares you with entry-level knowledge in cutting processes, oxyacetylene joining processes and basic shielded metal arc. The certificate is fully transferable to the Associate of Applied Science in fabrication welder.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program. You may take individual courses, if course prerequisites are met, prior to being accepted into this program.

COURSE MAP

WEL 100Safety for Welders1
WEL 101Allied Cutting Processes4
WEL 102Oxyacetylene Joining Processes4
WEL 106Blueprint Reading for Welders and Fitters4
MAT 108Technical Mathematics4
Total Credits17

  

Intermediate Welding

This certificate prepares you with entry-level knowledge in cutting processes, oxyacetylene joining processes and basic shielded metal arc. An introduction to personal computers is included. The certificate is fully transferable to the Associate of Applied Science in fabrication welder.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program. Refer to the course descriptions section of this catalog for course prerequisites. You may take individual courses, if course prerequisites are met, prior to being accepted into this program.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
WEL 100 Safety for Welders 1
WEL 101 Allied Cutting Processes 4
WEL 102 Oxyacetylene Joining Processes 4
WEL 106 Blueprint Reading for Welders and Fitters 4
MAT 108 Technical Mathematics 4
 Subtotal17
Second Semester
WEL 103 Basic Shielded Metal Arc I 4
WEL 124 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
WEL 125 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
 Subtotal12
 Total Credits29

  

Arc Welder

Arc Welder prepares you with the entry-level cutting and welding skills necessary to perform shielded metal arc welding operations. As a graduate of this program, you are prepared to enter positions such as production, fabrication or construction welders using the shielded metal arc process. All arc welder certificate program credits apply toward the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) fabrication welder degree. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be prepared to attempt one of the limited thickness Welder Qualification tests under American Welding Society D1.1 Structural code for certification in SMAW.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program. Refer to the course descriptions section of this catalog for course prerequisites. You may take individual courses, if course prerequisites are met, prior to being accepted into this program.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
WEL 100 Safety for Welders 1
WEL 101 Allied Cutting Processes 4
WEL 102 Oxyacetylene Joining Processes 4
WEL 103 Basic Shielded Metal Arc I 4
WEL 106 Blueprint Reading for Welders and Fitters 4
MAT 108 Technical Mathematics 4
 Subtotal21
Second Semester
WEL 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc I 4
WEL 124 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
WEL 111 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc II 4
WEL 230 Pipe Welding I 4
 Subtotal16
 Total Credits37

  

Fabrication Welder

This certificate prepares you with entry-level cutting and welding skills to work in operations in using oxyacetylene cutting and welding, plasma arc cutting, carbon arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding on metals that range from heavy plate and pipe to thin-gauge sheet metals. Various steels and aluminum are used. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be prepared to test for American Welding Society certification in SMAW and MIG/TIG. You will also be prepared to enter a position as an arc welder, plate welder, industrial welder, production welder, fabrication welder, construction welder, and TIG or MIG welder. The certificate is fully transferable to the Associate of Applied Science in fabrication welder.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program. You may take individual courses, if course prerequisites are met, prior to being accepted into this program.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
WEL 100 Safety for Welders 1
WEL 101 Allied Cutting Processes 4
WEL 102 Oxyacetylene Joining Processes 4
WEL 103 Basic Shielded Metal Arc I 4
WEL 106 Blueprint Reading for Welders and Fitters 4
MAT 108 Technical Mathematics 4
 Subtotal21
Second Semester
WEL 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc I 4
WEL 124 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
WEL 111 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc II 4
WEL 125 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
WEL 202 Gas Metal Arc Welding II 4
WEL 224 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
WEL 230 Pipe Welding I 4
WEL 251 Design, Layout and Fabrication 4
 Subtotal16
 Total Credits53

Creative Metalworking

The Creative Metalworking Certificate is designed for students interested in the intersection of welding and art. The certificate provides students with the art and design theory and welding competency necessary to fabricate functional and sculptural pieces. Students will learn how to conceptualize, reference, design, layout, and fabricate projects from start to finish.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
WEL 100 Safety for Welders 1
WEL 101 Allied Cutting Processes 4
WEL 102 Oxyacetylene Joining Processes 4
WEL 106 Blueprint Reading for Welders and Fitters 4
ART 131 Visual Concepts 2-D Design 3
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
ART 110 Art Appreciation: GT-AH1 3
ART 132 Visual Concepts 3-D Design 3
WEL 124 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
WEL 264 Creative Welding 4
CAD 255 SolidWorks/Mechanical 3
 Subtotal17
 Total Credits33