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Pipe Welding Certificate
Semester Hours:  30
Effective Term: Fall 2016
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Program Description: The 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 pipe welding processes of 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 Welding.

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

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Pipe Welding Certificate (30 credits)

General Education Requirements (6)

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

Mathematics (3-4)
Select one of the following:
MAT 106 Technical Math 1 (3)
MAT 118 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher

Core Requirements (24)
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 Arc Welding III (3)
WLD 125 Pipe Welding I (3)
WLD 135 Pipe Welding II (3)
WLD 245 Pipe Welding III (3)
WLD 255 Pipe Welding IV (3)

Other Requirements
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 the Certificate credits from CAC.

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 and following directions, locating/using information and speaking/presentation skills.

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.

4. (Synthesis Level) Combine welding fundamentals and processes to the correct and safe use of pipe welding 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, FCAW, 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, American Welding Society SENSE program Level 1.



API (American Petroleum Institute)

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers