Students completing the proposed Shielded Metal Arc Welding certificate will understand shop equipment and safety and be able to weld tee-joints, lap joints, butt joints, and outside corners to given specifications. Students will weld in the flat, vertical, and overhead position and be introduced to gas and bronze welding and cutting. In addition, students will weld using various electrode grades and pass a v-groove test. Students will also learn basic mathematical skills as applied to the field of mechanics and the measuring techniques required for machine operations in industry.
Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.
Course (Credit Hours):
MT 114 Basic Precision Measurement (2)
TMAT 101 Technical Mathematics or (3)
MATH 103 Essentials of Technical Math (5)
WLD 101 Intro to Arc Welding (.5)
WLD 102 Basic Arc Welding Flat Position (.5)
WLD 103 Arc Welding Flat & Horizontal Posit (2)
WLD 105 Oxy-acetylene Welding & Cutting (2)
WLD 117 Arc Welding in Vertical Position (2)
WLD 118 Arc Welding in Overhead Position (1)
Minimum total hours required for degree: 13