Welding Technology (APWLDF)

The Welding Technology program offers specialized welding and fabrication instruction through theoretical, practical and technical learning objectives and strategies. The core curriculum specializes in welding and fabrication and delves into the expanses of welding technology as a whole. Students are first introduced to welding, cutting and fabrication safety; theory and fundamentals; and then transition to more advanced welding and fabrication processes and application, such as weld quality, inspection testing and repair techniques and automated welding and cutting systems and operations. Students who successfully complete this program will have learned a diverse skillset giving them opportunities to enter the workforce as entry-level welders, fabricators, field technicians and positions them for higher learning in welding engineering, welding education or materials science.

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2018-19 | 2019-20 | 2020-21

2020-2021 Academic Requirements

 

The Welding Technology program offers specialized welding and fabrication instruction through theoretical, practical and technical learning objectives and strategies. The core curriculum specializes in welding and fabrication and delves into the expanses of welding technology as a whole. Students are first introduced to welding, cutting and fabrication safety; theory and fundamentals; and then transition to more advanced welding and fabrication processes and application, such as weld quality, inspection testing and repair techniques and automated welding and cutting systems and operations. Students who successfully complete this program will have learned a diverse skillset giving them opportunities to enter the workforce as entry-level welders, fabricators, field technicians and positions them for higher learning in welding engineering, welding education or materials science.

Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees;
Pennsylvania College of Technology, BS degree;
Wayne State University, several BS degrees.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: Articulation Agreements.

 Division: Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers

Department:Welding and Fabrication Dept

Advisors; Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Glenn Kay II

 
First Semester
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
Elective(s)   Math 3
Total 14
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
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 13
Third Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
WAF 230   Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WAF 231   Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
WAF 232   Semi-Automatic Welding Processes 4
Elective(s)   Writing/Composition 3
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
WAF 150   Automated Welding and Cutting 3
WAF 210   Welding Metallurgy 3
WAF 233   Submerged Arc and Flux Core Arc Welding 3
Elective(s)   Writing/Composition or Communication 3
Total 12
Fifth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
WAF 239   Advanced Metal Fabrication 3
Elective(s)   Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s)   Natural Sciences 3
Elective(s)   Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 12
Total Credits Required
66