Welding and Fabrication Advanced Applications (CVWLDN)

This advanced certificate program combines welding fundamentals with more complex welding, cutting and fabrication techniques and applications aimed to further develop one's skills and core competencies. Students will:

  • focus on welding using processes and positions common in industry,
  • perform destructive and non-destructive testing,
  • identify weld failures and perform root cause analysis
  • execute repair techniques,
  • perform advanced fabrication techniques and
  • execute automated welding and cutting programming and operations.

Students who successfully complete this program will have learned a broad range of essential skill sets critical to the trade. Consider for Career Outlook API ...and know how to apply those skills to manufacturing, automotive, construction, aerospace, oil, military industry, gas, and power industries.

Come see our AWS certified staff and learn in our newly renovated lab equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for welding and fabrication; weld inspection and testing; and automated welding and cutting!

This is a high demand and high skill program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2018-19 | 2019-20 | 2020-21

2020-2021 Academic Requirements

 

This advanced certificate combines welding fundamentals with more complex welding, cutting and fabrication techniques and applications aimed to further develop one's skills and core competencies. Students focus on welding using processes and positions common in industry, perform destructive and non-destructive testing, identify weld failures and perform root cause analysis, executive repair techniques, perform advanced fabrication techniques and execute automated welding and cutting programming and operations. Students who successfully complete this advanced certificate will have learned a broad range of essential skillsets critical to the trade and how to apply those skills to manufacturing, automotive, construction, aerospace, oil, military industry, gas and power industries.

 Eastern Michigan 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

 Successful completion of the Welding and Fabrication Principles Certificate (CTWLDS).

 WAF 233 and WAF 239 require a Math Level 2.

 
Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Welding and Fabrication Dept
Advisors
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Glenn Kay II
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Major/Area Requirements
Class   Title Minimum Credits
WAF 150   Automated Welding and Cutting 3
WAF 210   Welding Metallurgy 3
WAF 230   Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WAF 231   Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
WAF 232   Semi-Automatic Welding Processes 4
WAF 233   Submerged Arc and Flux Core Arc Welding 3
WAF 239   Advanced Metal Fabrication 3
Total 24
Total Credits Required
24