Welding Technology (WA)
(Effective Fall 2017)
- School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- Natural gas major
- More Information about Welding Technology
This curriculum offers practical skills and theory in welding, quality assurance, welding design, robotic welding, CNC plasma cutting, and non-destructive testing, as well as the mathematics and language skills necessary to move into a technical or management career in the welding and fabrication industries.
Welding applications, welding technicians, welding supervisor, welding inspector, quality assurance and non-destructive testing, welding estimator, and engineering functions.
Recommended High School Subjects
Welding degree students would benefit from industrial or vocational welding or metalworking courses, blueprint reading or drafting, technical math or descriptive geometry.
Special Equipment Needs
Students will be required to have the tools listed on the welding website.
All entering students will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in this online catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting ). Students should remediate any deficiencies prior to enrollment. It is recommended that students remediate deficiencies in the following order of priority: mathematics, English, reading.
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- demonstrate safe welding practices in the field and the shop.
- demonstrate the skills of an entry-level welder using oxy-fuel, electric, and inert gas shielded methods.
- distinguish the types of welding power sources and their characteristics, uses, and limitations.
- inspect welding jobs using visual, destructive, and non-destructive testing methods.
- construct weldments from sketches, blueprints, or verbal instructions.
- select the proper welding process based on characteristics of material as well as cost considerations.
- test and identify the physical and mechanical properties of metals, as related to weldability.
- follow welding qualification tests/procedures according to specifications of the AWS, API, and ASME codes.
- demonstrate the ability to operate and program automated cutting and welding equipment.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|WEL132||Flux Cored I||2|
|WEL114||Shielded Metal Arc I||2|
|WEL136||Flux Cored II||2|
|WEL116||Shielded Metal Arc II||2|
|SAF110||Occupational Health and Safety||2|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|WEL120||Gas Metal Arc I||2|
|WEL123||Gas Tungsten Arc I||2|
|WEL124||Gas Metal Arc II||2|
|WEL129||Gas Tungsten Arc II||2|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|WEL102||Welding Blueprint and Layout||3|
|FIT||Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective||1|
|WEL211||Advanced Semi-Automatic Processes I||2|
|WEL230||Shielded Metal Arc III||2|
|WEL212||Advanced Semi-Automatic Processes II||2|
|WEL234||Shielded Metal Arc V||2|
|WEL240||Basic CNC Programming||3|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3|
|MSC106||Introduction to Metallurgy||4|
|WEL213||Gas Tungsten Arc III||2|
|WEL233||Shielded Metal Arc IV/Pipe Welding||2|
|WEL219||Gas Tungsten Arc IV||2|
|WEL239||Shielded Metal Arc VI Pipe Welding||2|
|QAL237||Non-Destructive Testing I||3|
|SSE||Social Science Elective||3|
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