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Welding Technology
AAS = Associate of Applied Science
TC = Technical Certificate
CP = Certificate of Proficiency

Welding Technology AAS = Associate of Applied Science<br>TC = Technical Certificate<br>CP = Certificate of Proficiency
The welding technology program trains students for entry-level positions in various industries. The curriculum used for the welding program centers around the National Center for Construction Education and Research in Welding (NCCER), allowing students to earn NCCER credentials. The American Welding Society (AWS) is another certification students can earn.

Program Outcomes

  • Make welds with a constant current power source in different positions. Use of 6010 and 7018 electrodes to weld overlapping plates in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. T-joints in the 1F, 2F, 3F, and 4F positions.
  • Interpret a WPS, welding procedure specification, in accordance with industry standards.
  • Perform thermal processes with equipment such as oxy-fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting and air carbon arc gouging.
  • Practice basic safety and welding safety.
  • Perform SMAW equipment set-up with a constant current SMAW welding equipment.
  • Read and interpret welding symbols and basic welding detail drawings.

Related Careers

  • Construction
  • Aerospace
  • Automobile manufacturing
  • Shipbuilding
  • Pipeline construction

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