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Welding and Fabrication Principles (CTWLDS)



This certificate introduces students to safe welding and cutting practices and principles including, proper technique and position, weld quality requirements, destructive and non-destructive testing and examination methods, print reading and interpretation of welding symbols as well as basic metal fabrication. Students will use the foundation and working knowledge to weld in all processes, perform repair techniques using thermal cutting and gouging, apply the requirements to executive quality welds and apply CNC programming language that can be used to produce parts that can be assembled and welded. This certificate serves as a fundamental pathway into the Welding and Fabrication Advanced Applications certificate and Welding Technology degree. Students who successfully complete this certificate will have learned the skills sought by the workforce as an entry-level welder and fabricator.


Eastern Michigan University, several BS degress.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges/.

Contact Information

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Welding and Fabrication Dept
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Glenn Kay II


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Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
NCT 120 Introduction to 2D CAD CAM Programming and Applications 2
WAF 106 Welding Print Reading 3
WAF 109 Welding Safety and OSHA Regulations 2
WAF 125 Introduction to Welding Processes I 2
WAF 126 Introduction to Welding Processes II 2
WAF 130 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WAF 131 Thermal Cutting, Gouging and Weld Repair 3
WAF 139 Basic Metal Fabrication 3
WAF 140 Inspection and Testing 3
Total 24
Total Credits Required

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