(Effective Fall 2020)
The welding certificate offers practical skills, training, and welding with theory and practice in shielded metal arc welding, flux cored welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, advanced semi-automatic processes, pipe welding, robotic welding, advanced blueprint and layout, non-destructive testing and basic CNC programming.
Penn College has partnered with some of today’s leading companies in the welding industry to provide an education in welding technology that is second to none. With the only electron beam welding (EBW) machine at an educational institution in the U.S. and a vast array of robot and welding power supply equipment, 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. Possible job titles include: entry level welder, welder, apprentice, journeyman, CNC operator, robotic technician, and many more.
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 incoming students must meet placement requirements in English, math, and reading. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting).
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 common welding processes of various levels.
- 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|
|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|
|QAL241||Non-Destructive Testing I||3||2||3||M||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 and Layout||3||2||3||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