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Welding and Joining Technology, Diploma -WAJ2

Program Entrance Term

Fall, Spring, Summer

Minimum Length of Program

4 Term(s)

Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation

51

Program Description:

The Welding and Joining Technology diploma is designed to prepare students for careers in the welding industry. Program learning opportunities develop academic, technical, professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes welding theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Welding and Joining Technology diploma, have the qualifications of a welding and joining technician, and are prepared to take qualification tests.

 

Admission Requirements

Minimum Required Age

16

High School Diploma or GED Required

Yes

Complete a program conference sheet with advisor prior to program admission.

 

Diploma students must complete all core courses within the first three

semesters after admittance into the program

 

Minimum Test Scores:

Test:

 ASSET

 COMPASS

 Not Required

Reading:

 

70

 

English:

35

32

 

Mathematics:

 

26

 

Algebra:

 

n/a

 

 

Program Courses

Credits

FIRST SEMESTER

Hrs

SEMN 1000 - First Semester Seminar

1

COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers

3

MATH 1012 - Foundations of Mathematics

3

WELD 1000 - Introduction to Welding Technology

3

WELD 1010 - Oxyfuel Cutting

3

SECOND SEMESTER

Hrs

ENGL 1010 - Fundamentals of English I

3

WELD 1030 - Blueprint Reading for Welding Technology

3

WELD 1040 - Flat Shielded Metal Arc Welding

4

WELD 1050 - Horizontal Shielded Metal Arc Welding

4

THIRD SEMESTER

Hrs

EMPL 1000 - Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

WELD 1060 - Vertical Shielded Metal Arc Welding

4

WELD 1070 - Overhead Shielded Metal Arc Welding

4

FOURTH SEMESTER

Hrs

WELD 1090 - Gas Metal Arc Welding

4

WELD 1110 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

4

WELD 1120 - Preparation for Industrial Qualification

3

WELD xxxx - Program Elective

3

Remarks:

 

If needed, developmental courses should be completed during the first semester

 

 

OCCUPATIONAL GUIDED ELECTIVES OPTIONS*

Hrs

WELD 1150 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

3

WELD 1154 Plasma Cutting

3

WELD 1152 Pipe Welding

3

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