Fabrication Welder

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fabrication Welder

CCD Manufacturing Center

This program prepares students 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 metals are used. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates are 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. Graduates are 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. Students may take individual courses, if course prerequisites are met, prior to being accepted into this program.

Requirements

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
ENG 121
English Composition I : GT-CO1
or Technical Writing I
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
 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

Certificate in Fabrication Welder

CCD Manufacturing Center

Basic Welding Certificate

This program prepares students 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. Please see an Academic Advisor about this pathway.

Program Admission Requirements

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

Requirements

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

Certificate in Fabrication Welder

CCD Manufacturing Center

Intermediate Welding Certificate

This program prepares students 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. Please see an Academic Advisor about this pathway.

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. Students may take individual courses, if course prerequisites are met, prior to being accepted into this program.

Requirements

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

Certificate in Fabrication Welder

CCD Manufacturing Center

Arc Welder Certificate

Arc Welder prepares students with the entry level cutting and welding skills necessary to perform shielded metal arc welding operations.  Graduates are prepared to enter positions as production, fabrication or construction welders using the shielded metal arc process. All Arc Welder Certificate program credits apply toward the Fabrication Welder AAS Degree program requirements. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates are prepared to attempt one of the limited thickness Welder Qualification tests under American Welding Society D1.1 Structural code for certification in SMAW. The certificate is fully transferable to the Associate of Applied Science in Fabrication Welder. Please see an Academic Advisor about this pathway.

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. Students may take individual courses, if course prerequisites are met, prior to being accepted into this program.

Requirements

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

Certificate in Fabrication Welder

CCD Manufacturing Center

Fabrication Welder Certificate

Fabrication Welder prepares students 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, graduates are prepared to test for American Welding Society certification in SMAW and MIG/TIG. Graduates are prepared to enter positions as arc welders, plate welders, industrial welders, production welders, fabrication welders, construction welders, and TIG or MIG welders. The certificate is fully transferable to the Associate of Applied Science in Fabrication Welder. Please see an Academic Advisor about this pathway.

Program Admission Requirements

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

Requirements

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