This program will enable the student to meet entry-level requirements as a welder in limited plate thickness in accordance to American Welding Society standards.

Students must complete all program requirement, including approved electives, with a “C” or better.

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Freshman Year – Fall Semester

Class Credit Hours
WELD 1700 – General Welding 3
WELD 1755 – Shielded Metal Arc Welding 5
WELD 1773 – Gas Metal Arc Welding 2
WELD 2670 – Welding Inspection 3
Freshman Foundations 1
*Approved Elective 1
Total Credit Hours: 15

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

Class Credit Hours
ENTK 2501- Intro to Computer Aided Drafting I 1
ENTK 1510 – Drafting I 1
MCHT 1500 – General Machine Shop 2
WELD 1650 – Print Reading: Welding Symbols 3
WELD 1760 – Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
WELD 1772 – Flux-Core Arc Welding 2
WELD 2680 – Welding Metallurgy 3
Outcomes Assessment:
National Competency Exam (Included in WELD 2680) 0
Total Credit Hours: 15
*Approved Electives: Any course at the 1000 or above level with the following prefixes: ENTK, MCHT, or WELD.

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