Aug 17, 2019  
2019-20 Catalog 
    
2019-20 Catalog

Welding Technology


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Program Coordinator Travis Jumper

Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. Briefly, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond.

There is a national shortage of welders, which is also reflected in the local job market. If you are looking for ways to enter this trade or upgrade your expertise, L&C’s program can position or reposition you in the industry.

Because of its strength, welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, and thousands of other manufacturing activities. Welding also is used to join beams when constructing buildings, bridges, and other structures, and to join pipes in pipelines, power plants, and refineries.

Welding is a requisite skill in today’s building boom. Put quite simply, to learn the principles of welding is to advance in the field.

At Lewis and Clark Community College you will be able to take courses in Introduction to the welding industry, Metallurgy, Welding Print Reading, Oxy-fuel cutting and welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux-Cored Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Pipe Welding, Fabrication and Layout, Inspecting and Testing Welds, and Preparation to become a Certified Welding Inspector.

Student Learning Objectives

  1. Explore the many fields of the welding industry by taking a multitude of courses in a variety of welding processes of their own personal interest
  2. Identify the safety and environmental issues and trends, such as health, safety, welfare, environmental regulations, and technology advancements within the industry
  3. Describe the roles, responsibilities, expectations, changes, and future trends of a production welder, welding engineer, welding supervisor, and welding inspectors
  4. Define the science involved in metallurgy and welding
  5. Identify the use of welding code as it applies to welders, welding supervisors, welding engineers and welding inspectors
  6. Enter the work force as an entry-level welder, welder/fitter, welding supervisor, or welding inspector


Welding Technology - WELD/TECH.AAS


Associate in Applied Science Degree

First Semester


Total: 16-18 credit hours


Second Semester


Total: 15-17 credit hours


Total: 15 credit hours


Fourth Semester


  • WELD 271 - Welding Internship 1 credit hour
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 credit hours
  • Welding Technology Electives (see list) 7-9 credit hours

Total: 14-16 credit hours


Approved Welding Technology Electives List


Total hours required for the A.A.S in Welding Technology: 60


 


Welding Technology - WELD/TECH.CP


Certificate of Proficiency

 


Production/Fabrication Welding - WELD/PROFAB.CP


Certificate of Proficiency

 


Basic Welding - WELD/BASIC.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 12 Credit Hours


Total hours required for the Certificate of Completion in Basic Welding: 12


 


Gas Tungsten Arc & Pipe Welding - WELD/GTAW.CC


Certificate of Completion

Requirements:


Total: 16 Credit Hours


Total hours required for Certificate of Completion in Gas Tungsten Arc & Pipe Welding: 16


 


General Welding - WELD/GENL.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 13 Credit Hours


Total hours required for the Certificate of Completion in General Welding: 13


 


Shielded Metal Arc Welding - WELD/SMAW.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 19 Credit Hours


Total hours required for the Certificate of Completion in Shielded Metal Arc Welding: 19


 


Structural Welding - WELD/STRUCT.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 26 Credit Hours


Total hours required for Certificate of Completion in Structural Welding: 26


 


Testing & Inspection in Welding - WELD/TESTINS.CC


Certificate of Completion

Requirements:


Total: 11 Credit Hours


Total hours required for Certificate of Completion in Testing & Inspection in Welding: 11


 


TIG Welding - WELD/TIG.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 11 Credit Hours


Total hours required for the Certificate of Completion in TIG Welding: 11


 


Wire-Feed Welding - WELD/WIRE.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 20 Credit Hours


Total credit hours for the Certificate of Completion in Wire-Feed Welding: 20


 

 

 

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