Welding

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Training in welding is offered to those who wish to learn basic welding skills or to upgrade their knowledge in welding and fabrication. All welding classes are offered on a self-paced basis. Classes use course outlines, books, videos, and instructor-assisted instruction with practical hands-on training. Various types and thicknesses of material are welded in all positions with different welding processes. Courses in ornamental ironwork are also available. The degree program provides students with additional competencies in welding which will enhance their upward mobility.

Students are required to purchase personal protective equipment, tools and text books. Students will receive a list of necessary equipment and books during orientation the first day of the course in which they enroll.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

General Education Courses

COM 225

Organizational Communication

3

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

3

MAT 107

Career Math

3

General Education Electives from approved list

6

 

15

Additional Required Courses

WEL 100

Safety for Welders

1

WEL 106

Blueprint Reading for Welders & Fitters

4

WEL 113

Oxyfuel & Plasma Cutting

2

WEL 114

Oxyacetylene Welding

2

WEL 121

Structural Welding I

3

WEL 122

Structural Welding II

3

WEL 124

Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

4

WEL 125

Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding

4

WEL 224

Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

4

WEL 225

Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding

4

Elective

Choose twenty-six (26) hours from the list below

26

 

 

57

Total Credit Hours

72

Electives

Choose twenty-six (26) credit hours

MAC 101

Introduction to Machine Shop

3

MAC 110

Introduction to Engine Lathe

3

MAC 120

Introduction to Milling Machine

3

MAC 240

CAD/CAM 2D

3

MAC 241

CAD/CAM 2D Lab

3

MAC 252

Practical Metallurgy

3

WEL 180

Internship

4

WEL 200

Advanced CAD/CAM Cutting Process

4

WEL 205

Introduction to Ornamental Iron

4

WEL 230

Pipe Welding I

4

WEL 231

Pipe Welding II

4

WEL 250

Layout & Fabrication

4

WEL 263

Applied Metal Properties

4

WEL 264

Creative Welding

4

WEL 280

Internship

4

WEL 289

Capstone

4

Certificates

Entry Level Welding

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://apps.ppcc.edu/catalog/ge/entry-level-welding/

MAT 107

Career Math

3

WEL 100

Safety for Welders

1

WEL 106

Blueprint Reading for Welders & Fitters

4

WEL 113

Oxyfuel & Plasma Cutting

2

WEL 114

Oxyacetylene Welding

2

WEL 121

Structural Welding I

3

WEL 122

Structural Welding II

3

WEL 124

Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

4

WEL 125

Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding

4

Total Credit Hours

26

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

WEL 125

Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding

4

WEL 225

Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding

4

Total Credit Hours

8

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

WEL 124

Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

4

WEL 224

Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

4

Total Credit Hours

8

Pipe Welding

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://apps.ppcc.edu/catalog/ge/pipe-welding/

*Students must complete Entry Level Certificate prior to taking Pipe courses

*Entry Level Certificate

26

WEL 230

Pipe Welding I

4

WEL 231

Pipe Welding II

4

Total Credit Hours

34

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

WEL 121

Structural Welding I

3

WEL 122

Structural Welding II

3

Total Credit Hours

6