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Structural Welding Certificate
Semester Hours:  36
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Program Description: The Structural Welding Certificate prepares students for employment as an entry level welder/fabricator with an array of career opportunities within the industry. Topics include welding processes of shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, pipe welding, welding design and fabrication, blueprint reading for welders and autocad skills. A typical graduate seeks employment in mining, steel fabrication, steel erection, process piping, pipeline and related facilities, manufacturing industries. After completion of this certificate, students may continue on towards an AAS in Welding.

Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6: http://centralaz.edu/documents/disclosures/Welding/Gedt.html

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Structural Welding Certificate
Total Credits: 36

General Education Requirements (6)

Written Communications (3)
Select one:
ENG 101 English Composition III (3)
ENG 121 Applied Technical Writing (3)

Mathematics (3)
Select one:
MAT106 Technical Math 1 (3) (Instructor consent only)
MAT 118 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher

Core Requirements (30)

Block 1
WLD 121 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (3)
WLD 122 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II (3)
WLD 128 Blueprint Reading for Welders (3)
WLD 222 Gas Metal Arc Welding (3)
WLD 225 Shielded Metal Arc Welding III (3)

Block 2
WLD 120 Thermal Cutting Processes (3)
WLD 124 Flux Cored Arc Welding I (3)
WLD 224 Flux Cored Arc Welding II (3)
WLD 227 Welding Design and Fabrication (3)
WLD 228 Welding Inspection Technology (3)

Students must earn:
-a grade of C or better in all required courses.
-a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
-at least one-third of this certificate's credits from CAC.

Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Incorporate skills into projects related to applied science, basic computers, applied mathematics/measurements, reading for information, business writing, listening and following directions, locating/using information, and speaking/presentation skills. (CSLO 2,3)

2. (Application) Demonstrate proficiency using the most common welding and cutting processes. (CSLO 2,3)

3. (Application Level) Demonstrate the safe use and storage of welding equipment and tools. (CSLO 2,3)

4. (Synthesis Level) Perform competencies in safety and health, drawing and symbols, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Thermal Cutting, Oxygen Fuel Cutting (OFC), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC), and Inspection. (CSLO 2,4)

5. (Synthesis Level) Create completed projects by demonstrating proficient techniques in SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, thermal cutting, OFC, PAC, CAC, and inspection. (CSLO 2)

6. (Evaluation Level) Demonstrate, evaluate, and explain weld imperfections and their causes. Explain the importance of quality workmanship and how imperfections or incorrect welding techniques may impact society. Demonstrate consistent, high-quality workmanship to ensure public safety and to protect the environment. (CSLO 1)

Standards for Program
NCCER, American Welding Society SENSE program Level 1.

Note: New Program Development form approved by CAC CAO 10/29/13.