Welding & Joining Technology Diploma Diploma


Campus Locations: Vidalia, Swainsboro

The Welding & Joining Technology Diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the welding industry. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of welding theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Welding & Joining Technology diploma.

The standard curriculum for the Welding & Joining Technology diploma program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program in any semester. The program generally takes three (3) semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 58 credit hours.

Requirements

  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Program Costs

Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

  • Tuition/Fees: $3,024
  • Books/Supplies: $1,045
Curriculum Outline (58 hours)
General Core (11 hours) 11
COLL 1040

(Prerequisite: None) This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/technical program of study. Topics include: Computer Applications/Technology Skills, Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communication Skills, and Career Exploration.

3
EMPL 1000

(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

2
ENGL 1010

(Prerequisite: ENGL 0097 OR Appropriate Placement Test Score AND READ 0097 OR Appropriate Placement Test Score) Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.

3
MATH 1012

(Prerequisites: MATH 0097 OR Appropriate arithmetic placement test score.) Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.

3
Occupational Courses (47 hours) 47
WELD 1000

(Prerequisite: Program admission) Provides an introduction to welding technology with an emphasis on basic welding laboratory principles and operating procedures. Topics include: industrial safety and health practices, hand tool and power machine use, measurement, laboratory operating procedures, welding power sources, welding career potentials, and introduction to welding codes and standards.

4
WELD 1010

(Prerequisite: Program admission) Introduces fundamental principles, safety practices, equipment, and techniques necessary for metal heating and oxyfuel cutting. Topics include: metal heating and cutting principles, safety procedures, use of cutting torches and apparatus, metal heating techniques, metal cutting techniques, manual and automatic oxyfuel cutting techniques, and oxyfuel pipe cutting. Practice in the laboratory is provided. A $20 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of acetylene and mild steel.

4
WELD 1030

(Prerequisite: Program admission) Introduces the knowledge and skills necessary for reading welding and related blueprints and sketches. Topics include: basic lines; sketching; basic and sectional views; dimensions, notes, and specifications; isometrics; and detail and assembly of prints.

4
WELD 1040

(Prerequisite: Program admission) Introduces the fundamental theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the flat position. Qualification tests, flat position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: SMAW safety and health practices, fundamental SMAW theory, basic electrical principles, SMAW machines and set up, electrode identification and selection, materials selection and preparation, and production of beads and joints in the flat position.  A $30 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of welding rods and steel.

4
WELD 1050

(Prerequisite: WELD 1040) Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the horizontal position. Qualification tests, horizontal position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: horizontal SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes, selection and applications for horizontal SMAW, horizontal SMAW joints, and horizontal SMAW to specification.  A $20 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of welding rods and steel.

4
WELD 1060

(Prerequisite: WELD 1040) Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the vertical position. Qualification tests, vertical position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: vertical SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes for vertical SMAW, vertical SMAW joints, and vertical SMAW to specification.  A $20 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of welding rods and steel.

4
WELD 1070

(Prerequisite: WELD 1040) Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the overhead position. Qualification tests, overhead position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: overhead SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes for overhead SMAW, overhead SMAW joints, and overhead SMAW to specification.

4
WELD 1090

(Prerequisite: Program admission) Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, equipment and techniques required for successful gas metal arc welding. Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: GMAW safety and health practices; GMAW theory, machines, and set up; transfer modes; wire selection; shielded gas selection; and GMAW joints in all positions.  A $50 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of welding wire and steel.

4
WELD 1110

(Prerequisite: Program admission) Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, inert gas, equipment, and techniques required for successful gas tungsten arc welding. Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the evaluating of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: GTAW safety and health practices; shielding gases; metal cleaning procedures; GTAW machines and set up; selection of filler rods; GTAW weld positions; and production of GTAW beads, bead patterns, and joints.  A $20 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of welding rods and steel.

4
WELD 1120

(Prerequisite: WELD 1000, 1010, 1030, 1040, 1050, 1060, 1070, 1090, 1110, 1153) Introduces industrial qualification methods, procedures, and requirements. Students are prepared to meet the qualification criteria of selected national welding codes and standards. Topics include: test methods and procedures, national industrial codes and standards, fillet and groove weld specimens, and preparation for qualifications and job entry.

4
WELD 1150

Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, inert gas, equipment, and techniques for successful advanced gas tungsten arc welding. Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the evaluating of student progress toward making advanced industrial standard welds. Topics include: GTAW safety and health practices, shielding gases, metal cleaning procedures, GTAW machines and set up, selection of filler rods, GTAW Weld positions, and advanced production of GTAW beads, bead patterns, and joints. 

3
WELD 1153

(Prerequisite: Program admission) Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques required for successful flux cored arc welding (FCAW). Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standards welds. Topics include: FCAW safety and health practices, FCAW theory, machine set up and operation, shielded gas selection, and FCAW joints in all positions.

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