(Effective Fall 2018)
This curriculum offers practical skills, training, and welding with theory and practice in oxy-fuel welding, inert gas shielded metal arc welding, flux-core arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, non-destructive testing and quality assurance, and CNC plasma cutting.
Jobs are available in construction welding, shipbuilding, fitting, industrial and production welding.
Recommended High School Subjects
Industrial arts or vocational welding or metalworking courses, introductory blueprint reading, and technical math.
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 the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting). 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.
- follow welding qualification tests/procedures according to specifications of the AWS, API, and ASME codes.
|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 and Safety||2||2||M||REQ|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3||3||S||REQ|
|MTH124||Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I||3||3||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 and Layout||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|WEL211||Advanced Semi-Automatic Processes I||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|WEL230||Shielded Metal Arc III||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|WEL212||Advanced Semi-Automatic Processes II||2||6||M||REQ|
|WEL234||Shielded Metal Arc V||2||6||M||REQ|
|WEL240||Basic CNC Programming||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|QAL237||Non-Destructive Testing I||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|WEL213||Gas Tungsten Arc III||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|WEL233||Shielded Metal Arc IV/Pipe Welding||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|WEL219||Gas Tungsten Arc IV||2||6||M||REQ|
|WEL239||Shielded Metal Arc VI Pipe Welding||2||6||M||REQ|
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