Welding Technology Diploma (D50420)

The Welding Technology Diploma (D50420) curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provide the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Successful graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metal working industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Basic Welding - GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate - SMAW (Stick) Plate - Basic Welding Certificate (C50420C) - Welding Technology Diploma (D50420)

Program Requirements

Major Courses

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
BPR-111 - Print Reading 1 2 2 fall
WLD-110 - Cutting Processes 1 3 2 fall
WLD-115 - SMAW (Stick) Plate 2 9 5 fall, spring
WLD-121 - GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 2 6 4 fall
WLD-122 - GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe 1 6 3 spring
WLD-131 - GTAW (TIG) Plate 2 6 4 fall, spring
WLD-132 - GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe 1 6 3 spring, summer
WLD-141 - Symbols and Specifications 2 2 3 spring, summer
Major Electives: Select 4-7 hours
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
DFT-119 - Basic CAD 1 2 2 fall, spring, summer
WLD-111 - Oxy-Fuel Welding 1 3 2 fall
WLD-117 - Industrial SMAW 1 4 3 fall
WLD-215 - SMAW (Stick) Pipe 1 9 4 spring
WOL-110 - Basic Construction Skills 2 3 3 fall, spring

Total Major Hours: 30-33

General Education Courses

Communications: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
COM-110 - Introduction to Communication 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

General Education: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
HUM-110 - Technology and Society 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
PHY-121 - Applied Physics I 3 2 4 fall, spring

Total General Education Hours: 6-7

Fall Semester

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
BPR-111 - Print Reading 1 2 2 fall
WLD-110 - Cutting Processes 1 3 2 fall
WLD-115 - SMAW (Stick) Plate 2 9 5 fall, spring

Spring Semester

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
WLD-121 - GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 2 6 4 fall
WLD-131 - GTAW (TIG) Plate 2 6 4 fall, spring
WLD-141 - Symbols and Specifications 2 2 3 spring, summer

Summer Term

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
WLD-122 - GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe 1 6 3 spring
WLD-132 - GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe 1 6 3 spring, summer

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
WLD-110 - Cutting Processes 1 3 2 fall
WLD-115 - SMAW (Stick) Plate 2 9 5 fall, spring
WLD-121 - GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 2 6 4 fall
Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available

Summer Term
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
WLD-132 - GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe 1 6 3 spring, summer

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
BPR-111 - Print Reading 1 2 2 fall

Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
WLD-122 - GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe 1 6 3 spring
WLD-131 - GTAW (TIG) Plate 2 6 4 fall, spring
Summer Term
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
WLD-141 - Symbols and Specifications 2 2 3 spring, summer

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 36-40

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