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Welding Technology AAS Degree
Semester Hours:  68-71
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Welding Degree prepares students for employment as a welder/fabricator with an array of career opportunities within the industry. Topics include welding processes of shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten 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, aerospace and manufacturing industries and other industries. After completion of this degree, students may apply for a certificate in drafting.

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Welding AAS Degree (68 credits)

General Education requirements (19-20)

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

Oral Communications (3)
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3) or higher

Art and Humanities (3)
Select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ART, HMC, LIT, MHL, PHI, and THE. Students may also choose any course from the Art or Humanities AGEC lists. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Art and Humanities category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Art and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
Select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ABS, ECN, GEO, HIS, POS, PSY, and SOC. Students may also choose any course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences AGEC list. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Social and Behavioral Sciences category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Art and Humanities requirement if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Physical and Biological Sciences (4)
Select a 4-credit course with lab numbered 100 or above from the Biological and Physical Science Lab list. Students may also choose a course from the Biological and Physical Lab Science AGEC list.

Mathematics (3-4)
Select one:
MAT 106 Technical Math* (3)
MAT 118 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher
*Meets requirement only for AAS-Diesel and Heavy Equipment, AAS-Heavy Equipment Operator, and AAS-Welding Technology.

Core and Elective Requirements (33)
WLD 121 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (3)
WLD 122 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II (3)
WLD 222 Gas Metal Arc Welding (3)
WLD 225 Shielded Metal Are Welding III (3)
DFT 127 Autocad I (3)
DFT 128 Autocad II (3)
DFT 131 Autocad III (3)
MET 125 Principles of Fabrication (3)
WLD 128 Blueprint Reading for Welders (3)

Select two courses (6) from the following list:
BUS 100 Introduction to Business (3)
BUS 122 Small Business Management (3)
BUS 123 Business Relations (3)
BUS 190 Principles of Management and Leadership (3)

Select one Specialization

Specialization #1 Structural Welding (15)
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)
WLD 120 Thermal Cutting Processes (3)

Specialization #2 Pipe Welding (12)
WLD 125 Pipe 1 (3)
WLD 135 Pipe 2 (3)
WLD 245 Pipe 3 (3)
WLD 255 Pipe 4 (3)

Other Requirements (4)
PAC course (1)

Reading Competency:
RDG094 College Reading
OR
Equivalent reading assessment test score

Computer Competency (3)
Select one:
AGB124 Microcomputers in Agriculture (3)
CIS110 Fundamentals of Computer Literacy (3) or higher
CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) or higher
EGR102 Introduction to Engineering (3)
EIT151 Digital Audio Workstation (3)
MSC122 Introduction to Web Design (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.
a minimum of 20 credits from CAC.
a minimum of 68 credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Show motivation, dependability, reliability, willingness to learn, willingness to work as a team member and the ability to work safely. (CSLO 3)

2. (Synthesis Level) Demonstrate skills 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)

3. (Evaluation Level) Demonstrate, explain and critique teamwork, adaptability/flexibility, business fundamentals, marketing and customer focus, planning and organizing, problem-solving, decision-making, and applied technology. (CSLO 2,3)

4. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate and demonstrate welding competencies in manufacturing process development and design, production, maintenance installation and repair, quality assurance/continuous improvement, and health and safety.(CSLO 2,3)

5. (Synthesis Level) Apply welding fundamentals and processes, and the correct and safe use of welding equipment and tools.(CSLO 2,3)

6. (Comprehension Level) Identify the physical characteristics and mechanical properties of metals. (CSLO 4)

7. (Synthesis Level) Demonstrate 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)

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

9. (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.
http://www.nccer.org/welding?pID=105
http://www.aws.org/w/a/education/sense/

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