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Pipefitting/Pipe Welding Certificate
Semester Hours:  17
Effective Term: Fall 2020
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Pipe Welding Certificate (16)
Corequisites: None

Program Description: The Pipefitting/Pipe Welding Certificate prepares students for employment as an entry level pipe welder/fitter with an array of career opportunities within the industry. Topics include pipefitting techniques and tools as well as welding processes for shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, pipe fabrication, and trade math. A typical graduate seeks employment in power generation, cross-country pipeline, pressure vessel fabrication, process piping, and related maintenance and construction industries. After completion of this certificate, students may continue on towards an AAS in Pipefitting/Pipe Welding Technology.

Recommended Proficiencies: Prior experience in Welding or knowledge of welding from high school Agriculture program.

Course Requirements
Pipefitting/Pipe Welding Certificate
Total Credits: 17

Core Requirements (17)
PEH101 Personal Health (3)
WLD128 Introduction to Structural Drawings and CAD (4)
WLD143 Pipefitting I (5)
WLD243 Pipefitting II (5)

Other Requirements
Students must earn:
-a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
-a minimum of 3 earned CAC credits numbered 100 or above;
-a minimum of 17 semster credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Model motivation, dependability, reliability, willingness to learn, willingness to work as a team member, and the ability to work safely. (CSLO 3)
2. (Synthesis Level) Incorporate skills into projects related to applied science, basic computers, applied mathematics/measurements, reading for information, business writing, listening to and following directions, locating and using information, and speaking and presentation skills.
3. (Evaluation Level) Demonstrate, explain, and critique teamwork, adaptability and flexibility, business fundamentals, marketing and customer focus, planning and organizing, problem solving, decision-making, and applied technology.
4. (Synthesis Level) Combine welding fundamentals and processes to the correct and safe use of pipe welding and fitting equipment and tools. (CSLO 2,3)
5. (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)
6. (Synthesis Level) Create completed projects by demonstrating proficient techniques in SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, thermal cutting, OFC, PAC, CAC, and inspection. (CSLO 2)
7. (Evaluation Level) Demonstrate, evaluate, and explain weld imperfections and their causes.
8. (Comprehension Level) Explain the importance of quality workmanship and how imperfections or incorrect welding techniques may impact society.
9. (Synthesis Level) Demonstrate consistent, high quality workmanship to ensure public safety and to protect the environment. (CSLO 1)
Standards for Program
NCCER National Center for Construction Education and Research http://www.nccer.org/welding?pID=105
American Welding Society AWS.org
API (American Petroleum Institute)
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers