Welding Technician Technical Diploma, 19 credits
Program Code: 30-457-1
For more information: www.wctc.edu/welding-tech
Welders work in a wide variety of industries – from automobile manufacturing, aerospace, shipbuilding and many other types of manufacturing. Their duties include joining metal parts by fusing them together and creating a permanent bond. In the Welding Technician program, learn basic welding and metal fabrication skills to perform tasks associated with entry-level jobs in the field. Develop an understanding of blueprint reading; learn the safe handling of cutting equipment, gas cylinders, manual and machine oxygen fuel cutting, plasma cutting and air carbon arc cutting; and get introduced to gas metal arc welding and flux core arc welding techniques.
- Prepare for jobs such as welders, cutters, solderers and brazers.
- Credits earned in the 19-credit Welding Technician program can be applied to the 30-credit Metal Fabrication/Welding program.
- If interested in pursuing the associate degree pathway, students must take the higher level general studies courses. Contact your program advisor for more information.
Build your degree along a program pathway. Start with courses for entry-level employment, and continue your education path for higher wages and job advancement.
Related Certificates that can be earned along the way.
- Demonstrate industry recognized safety practices
- Form materials to detailed drawings
- Cut materials to detailed drawings
- Join materials to detailed drawings
- Layout components/assemblies
- Inspect product
|442-150||Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)||4|
|Approved Substitutes: 442-150A and 442-150B|
|457-110||Blueprint Reading - Fab||2|
|457-160||Metal Fabrication 1||5|
|442-170||Flux Cored Arc Welding||4|
|457-125||Manual Thermal Cutting Process||1|
|Approved Substitute: 457-120|