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Welding Technology

Program Chair
Corey Danekas
Shop Complex
(479) 508-3312
cdanekas@atu.edu

This program is designed to develop the skills necessary for entry into industrial and commercial welding employment. Instruction is provided in SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW welding, thermal cutting, blueprint reading and layout techniques. Students are required to take a two-part examination composed by the American Welding Society to apply for AWS Entry Level Welding Certification.

Welding
Technology

Curriculum in Welding Technology Technical Certificate

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
Fall
BUS 1023

MATH 0803
Business Mathematics
or
Beginning Algebra (or higher math)
3
WLD 1103 Introduction to Thermal Cutting 3
WLD 1202 Blueprint Reading 2
WLD 1212 Industrial Safety in Welding 2
WLD 1224 Introduction to Arc Welding 4
WLD 1302 Metallurgy 2
Total 16
Spring
BUS 1003

ENGL 0303

ENGL 1013
Business English
or
Foundational Composition
or
Composition I
3
WLD 1405 Position Welding 5
WLD 1503 Gas Metal Arc (MIG) Welding 3
WLD 1603 Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) Welding 3
Total 14
1st Summer
WLD 1702 Weldment Testing 2
WLD 1804 Certification Welding I 4
Total 6

Curriculum in Welding Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Technology

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
MATH 0903 Intermediate Algebra (or higher math) 3
WLD 1103 Introduction to Thermal Cutting 3
WLD 1202 Blueprint Reading 2
WLD 1212 Industrial Safety in Welding 2
WLD 1224 Introduction to Arc Welding 4
WLD 1302 Metallurgy 2
Total 16
2nd Semester
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
WLD 1405 Position Welding 5
WLD 1503 Gas Metal Arc (MIG) Welding 3
WLD 1603 Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) Welding 3
Total 14
3rd Semester
ACR 2124 Boiler Operations 5
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
WLD 1403 Welding for Trades and Industry 2
WLD 1702 Weldment Testing I* 2
WLD 1804 Certification Welding I* 4
Total 16
4th Semester
Any Approved Social Science1 3
ACR 2124 Sheet Metal 4
COMS 1003

COMS 2003

BUS 1303
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
or
Microcomputer Applications
or
Introduction to Computers
3
WLD 2904 Internship (or approved elective) 4
Total 14
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements"
*Usually offered in Summer I term