Fabrication Welder

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Fabrication Welder

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
MAT 108 Technical Mathematics 4
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
 Subtotal17
Second Semester
WEL 104 Basic Shielded Metal Arc II 4
WEL 106 Blueprint Reading for Welders and Fitters 4
WEL 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc I 4
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
Choose One Composition Course 3
English Composition I: GT-CO1  
Technical Writing I  
 Subtotal18
Third Semester
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3 3
WEL 111 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc II 4
WEL 124 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
WEL 125 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
POS 105 Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1 3
WEL 202 Gas Metal Arc Welding II 4
WEL 224 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
WEL 230 Pipe Welding I 4
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits65

Advanced Manufacturing Center
CCD.edu/Welding

Community College of Denver currently offers four 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

MAT 108Technical Mathematics4
WEL 100Safety for Welders1
WEL 101Allied Cutting Processes4
WEL 102Oxyacetylene Joining Processes4
WEL 103Basic Shielded Metal Arc I4
Total Credits17

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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
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
MAT 108 Technical Mathematics 4
WEL 100 Safety for Welders 1
WEL 101 Allied Cutting Processes 4
 Subtotal12
Second Semester
WEL 102 Oxyacetylene Joining Processes 4
WEL 103 Basic Shielded Metal Arc I 4
WEL 106 Blueprint Reading for Welders and Fitters 4
 Subtotal12
 Total Credits24

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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
MAT 108 Technical Mathematics 4
WEL 100 Safety for Welders 1
WEL 101 Allied Cutting Processes 4
WEL 103 Basic Shielded Metal Arc I 4
WEL 104 Basic Shielded Metal Arc II 4
 Subtotal17
Second Semester
WEL 106 Blueprint Reading for Welders and Fitters 4
WEL 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc I 4
WEL 111 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc II 4
 Subtotal12
 Total Credits29

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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
MAT 108 Technical Mathematics 4
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
 Subtotal17
Second Semester
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
WEL 104 Basic Shielded Metal Arc II 4
WEL 106 Blueprint Reading for Welders and Fitters 4
WEL 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc I 4
WEL 124 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
 Subtotal19
Third Semester
WEL 111 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc II 4
WEL 125 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
WEL 202 Gas Metal Arc Welding II 4
WEL 224 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
WEL 230 Pipe Welding I 4
 Subtotal20
 Total Credits56

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