Welding

Combination Welding

Certificate

This three semester program will prepare the students for entry level positions with skills in four welding processes (Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Flux Core Arc Welding).

Students will perform fillets, lap, corner joint and V groove welds with backing and open groove in the Flat, Horizontal, Vertical-up and Overhead positions. Students will gain knowledge in lay out and fabrication as well as blueprint reading for the welders, welding safety and metallurgy.

Graduate candidates will be eligible to take a welding performance qualification test in accordance with American Welding Society, as used in the industry.

Structural Welding

Certificate

This two semester program will prepare the students for entry level positions with skills in four welding processes (Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Flux Core Arc Welding) but does not go into the advanced welding level (open groove and pipe) as does the combination certificate.

Students will perform fillets, lap, corner and tee's joint welds in the Flat, Horizontal, Vertical-up and Overhead positions.

Graduate candidates will be eligible to take a welding performance qualification test in accordance with American Welding Society, as used in the industry.

Welding

Associate of Applied Science

This four semester program will prepare the students for entry level positions with skills in four welding processes (Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Flux Core Arc Welding). Students will perform fillets, lap, corner joint and V groove welds with backing and open groove in the Flat, Horizontal, Vertical-up and Overhead positions. Students will gain knowledge in lay out and fabrication as well as blueprint reading for the welders, welding safety and metallurgy. The curriculum also includes 15 credit hours of General Education coursework. Graduate candidates will be eligible to take a welding performance qualification test in accordance with American Welding Society, as used in industry.

Reynaldo Rivera, Matheson
Jeremy Koester, Airgas
Luis Canchola, Airgas
Rene Hernandez, ESAB
Raul Robles, Robles Consulting, LLC
Efren Lozano, Genco Energy Services, Inc.
Tomas Gutierrez, Palmer Steel Supplies, Inc.
Juan Figueroa, Palmer Steel Supplies, Inc.
Jerry Lefner, Alamo Iron Works
George Baldree, Kyomi Enterprises

Certificates

Associates Degree

Combination Welding Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
MCHN 1343
Machine Shop Mathematics
or Technical Calculations
3
WLDG 1313
Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders
or Blueprint Reading and Sketching
3
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
WLDG 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1312 Introduction to Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) 3
WLDG 1417 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 4
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
WLDG 2451 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
WLDG 2406 Intermediate Pipe Welding 4
WLDG 2413 Capstone: Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes 4
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours41 Credit Hours

Structural Welding Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
MCHN 1343
Machine Shop Mathematics
or Technical Calculations
3
WLDG 1313
Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders
or Blueprint Reading and Sketching
3
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
WLDG 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1312 Introduction to Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) 3
WLDG 1417 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 4
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours29 Credit Hours

Welding Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
WLDG 1313
Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders
or Blueprint Reading and Sketching
3
MCHN 1343
Machine Shop Mathematics
or Technical Calculations
3
Humanities Elective 1 3
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
Math Elective 1 3
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
WLDG 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
WLDG 1417 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 4
WLDG 1312 Introduction to Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) 3
WLDG 2406 Intermediate Pipe Welding 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
WLDG 2435 Advanced Layout and Fabrication 4
WLDG 2413 Capstone: Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes 4
WLDG 2451 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
Speech Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours
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Identifies courses to fulfill minimum 15 credit hour General Education requirement