Effective Fall 2022
- School of Engineering Technologies
- Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
- More Information about Welding & Fabrication Engineering Technology
The Welding and Fabrication Engineering Technology bachelor’s degree is designed for the student who has a passion for not only welding, but how welding works. This program has the same hands-on welding component as the welding associate degree and welding certificate. The second two years focus on the many different skill-sets needed to be a well-rounded engineering technologist. This degree dives deep into the world of welding, and then branches out to expose the student to many other facets that are involved with and are affected by welding. From design for welding to continuous improvement of systems, students enter industry and have an immediate impact. Graduates of this program will be able to perform basic fabrication as well as set-up, weld and troubleshoot most manual and automated operations, design welding systems, address manufacturing and welding related problems, provide training on welding operations and function as a liaison between upper management and the shop floor.
Penn College has partnered with some of today’s leading companies in the welding industry to provide an education in welding and fabrication engineering technology that is second to none. With the only electron beam welding (EBW) machine at an educational institution in the U.S., a vast array of robot and welding power supply equipment, and our minor in non-destructive testing, Penn College provides more technological and industrial diversity than anyone else. Regardless of whether students are interested in automotive, aerospace, nuclear, or heavy fabrication, the Penn College welding department prepares graduates to work on equipment that is used every day in the welding industry. Possible job titles include: welding engineer, welding technician, manufacturing engineer, process engineer, project manager, quality engineer, and many more.
Welding and Fabrication Engineering Technology graduates find work in the following industries: aerospace, automotive, aviation, construction/fabrication, entrepreneurship, non- destructive evaluation and inspection, nuclear and power generation, oil and gas, and vocational instruction (career center and collegiate).
Recommended High School Subjects
A strong background in high school math and sciences is desirable. An awareness of computer science equipment and software also is desired.
Special Equipment Needs
See program Tool List for major.
All incoming students must meet placement requirements in math. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see https://www.pct.edu/catalog/admissions-policy).
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/admissions/transfer/Transferring-Credits). Exceptions must be approved the school dean.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to
- apply knowledge of industrial safety standards to both field and factory environments.
- demonstrate knowledge in welding, welding automation, principles of fabrication, and process integration.
- design welding systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the welding discipline.
- apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, scientific principles and methodology, engineering, and technology to analyze and solve manufacturing problems with economic, technical, organizational, and design solutions.
- function effectively as a team member as well as a leader on technical teams.
- conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and analyze the results while developing solutions to material joining challenges using the characteristics of materials, industrial inspection techniques, welding processes, and manufacturing standards.
- apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities and their implications related to the level and practice of a welding engineering technologist in a global/social context.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1||.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|WEL132||Flux Cored I||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|WEL114||Shielded Metal Arc I||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|WEL136||Flux Cored II||2||6||M||REQ|
|WEL116||Shielded Metal Arc II||2||6||M||REQ|
|SAF110||Occupational Health & Safety||2||2||M||REQ|
|CSC124||Information, Technology & Society||3||3||S||REQ|
|MTH181||College Algebra & Trigonometry I||3||2.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|WEL120||Gas Metal Arc I||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|WEL123||Gas Tungsten Arc I||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|WEL124||Gas Metal Arc II||2||6||M||REQ|
|WEL129||Gas Tungsten Arc II||2||6||M||REQ|
|WEL102||Welding Blueprint & Layout||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3||3||S||REQ|
|MTH183||College Algebra & Trigonometry II||3||2.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|WEL211||Advanced Semi-Automatic Processes I||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|WEL221||Shielded Metal Arc III||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|WEL212||Advanced Semi-Automatic Processes II||2||6||M||REQ|
|WEL223||Shielded Metal Arc V||2||6||M||REQ|
|WEL240||Basic CNC Programming||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ENL201||Technical & Professional Communication||3||3||S||REQ|
|WEL215||Gas Tungsten Arc III||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|WEL225||Shielded Metal Arc IV/Pipe Welding||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|WEL220||Gas Tungsten Arc IV||2||6||M||REQ|
|WEL227||Shielded Metal Arc VI/Pipe Welding||2||6||M||REQ|
|WEL252||Welding Blueprint & Layout II||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|QAL241||Non-Destructive Testing I||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|MSC106||Introduction to Metallurgy||4||3||3||S||REQ|
|PHS115||College Physics I||4||3||3||S||REQ|
|DSG328||Parametric Modeling & FEA Applications for Welders||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|CDP||Core Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective||3||S||CDP|
|WEL401||Industrial Project Support Systems||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|DSG323||Design Statics & Strength of Materials||3||3||M||REQ|
|WEL302||Advanced High Energy Density Processes||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|QAL301||NDT Quality Assurance||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|WEL410||Industrial Weld Design||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|WEL400||Fabrication of Alloys||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ELT302||Industrial Electrical Systems||3||3||M||REQ|
|MET321||Engineering Ethics & Legal Issues||3||Writing Enriched Requirement &|
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
|SSP||Core Social Science Perspective||3||S||SSP|
|WEL420||Welding Codes & Procedures||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|HIP||Core Historical Perspective||3||S||HIP|
|ARP||Core Arts Perspective||3||S||ARP|
Welding Core Courses: WEL 114 - WEL 239 are two-credit, eight week classes.
American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Test Facility (ATF) and Sustaining Company Member.
Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).