SLCC General Catalog

Welding Fabrication & Inspection AAS

CTE Associate Of Applied Science (AAS)
66 credits minimum

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Program Description

Degree seeking students will receive a foundation of industry practices, welding theory, and knowledge of metal alloys and metallurgy processes. Graduates from the program will be competent in layout, fabrication, inspection, fitting, cutting and forming metals, and determining electrodes/wire and filler metals required by industry. Students will have the opportunity to learn techniques for certification testing, competent blueprint interpretation, and written procedures required by industry. Welders desiring to improve their position by upgrading their skills in specific welding processes or applications; or welders desiring instruction certification, fabrication, or inspection are encouraged to enroll in the program.

The welding program at SLCC also provides training in a variety of welding processes and joint designs. This includes:

  • OAW – all position oxyacetylene welding, cutting
  • PAC – Plasma Arc Cutting
  • SMAW – stick welding, all positions, plate and pipe
  • CAC – Carbon Arc Cutting
  • GMAW – all position short circuiting transfer and spray transfer techniques
  • GTAW – all position welding ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • FCAW – flux cored arc welding
  • SAW – submerged arc welding

Blueprint reading, fabrication and layout
Operation of shears, rolls, drills and brakes

Career Opportunities

Right now, there is a need for 2,200 welders in Utah, and a need for 200,000 across the nation. There are 5 open jobs to every candidate in welding. SLCC’s welding students are many times offered a welding position before they finish the program.

SLCC welding graduates will be prepared to find careers such as:

  • Fabricator/Welder: $16.00 - $24.00/hr
  • Pipe Welders: $20.00-$30.00/hr

Employers will test graduates’ skills to determine their employability skills. Due to the shortage of skilled welders, opportunities for overtime are common.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students who earn an AAS degree in Welding have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.

Program Entry Requirements

Good eyesight, good eye-hand coordination, physical condition and basic reading and math skills are required for success in this program. Students may start this program during the Fall or Spring semester.

Total Program/Course Fees

In addition to tuition and fees, students will pay a lab fee for welding labs. This fee is based on materials, consumables, and supplies required for the particular lab.

Estimated Cost for Students

Supplies & personal protective equipment: Ranges from $500 to $800

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing (EN)

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) Choose One Course (3-4 Credits) From The Following

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

IND 1120

Math for Industry (QS)

3

F, Sp

MATH 0900

OR

MATH 1010 Intermed Algebra (QS) 4 A RDG 0900; and within the last year, MATH 0990 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

 

 

 

Any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1010

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

 

 

Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)

Choose an additional three credits from one of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 


Required Courses: (55 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Math for Welders

3

F, Sp

IND 1120

Elementary Physics

3

F, Sp

 

Intro to NDT

3

F, Sp

 

Manual Machining

2

F, Sp

Coreq: MCCT 1510

Manual Mach Lab.

1

F, Sp

Coreq: MCCT 1500

Fund of Welding

3

F, Sp

Coreq: WLD 1111

Fund of Weld Lab

7

F, Sp

Coreq: WLD 1110

Weld Process/Quality

3

F, Sp

WLD 1110, WLD 1111 Coreq: WLD 1121

Weld Proc/Qual Lab

7

F, Sp

WLD 1110, WLD 1111 Coreq: WLD 1120

Gas Shield Weld Insp

3

F, Sp

WLD 1120, WLD 1121 Coreq: WLD 1231

Gas Shield Weld In Lab

7

F, Sp

WLD 1120, WLD 1121 Coreq: WLD 1230

Flux Core/Pipe Fab

3

F, Sp

WLD 1230, WLD 1231 Coreq: WLD 1241

Flux Core/Pipe Fab Lab

7

F, Sp

WLD 1230, WLD 1231 Coreq: WLD 1240

Blueprint for Welding

3

F, Sp

 

NOTE: PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics (PS) fulfills both General Education Distribution and Major Course Requirements.
FA 1080 Basic Metal Sculpting (FA) fulfills General Education Distribution Area Requirement.

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ENGL 1010

3

CM

3

IND 1120

3

HR

2-3

WLD 1110

3

WLD 1120

3

WLD 1111

7

WLD 1121

7

 

 

NDT 1110

3

Total

16

Total

18-19

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

IND 1130

3

WLD 1240

3

WLD 1230

3

WLD 1241

7

WLD 1231

7

WLD 1260

3

PHYS 1010

3

MCCT 1500

2

 

 

MCCT 1510

1

Total

16

Total

16


Advising Notes

Students will need basic reading and math skills. Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of the first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the program advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached at (801) 957-4550.

SkillsUSA

All students enrolled in the program are encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA. This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, social, and employability skills. For more information see: www.slcc.edu/cte/skills-usa-winner-2012 or www.skillsusa-utah.org

Cooperative Education

It is possible to earn some laboratory credit through cooperative education. With prior approval of a faculty member and/or CO-OP coordinator, students may register for the CO-OP course.

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4. Think Critically and Creatively
  5. Civic Engagement
  6. Work Professionally and Constructively
  7. Develop Computer and Information Literacy
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge to pass a practical examination such as AWS code book, AWS publications, API code, ASME code.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to comprehend basic welding techniques, fabrication through interpretation of blue prints, spec. orders, material orders, best practices related to principals, policies and procedures in the welding industry.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills in a presentation in the theory welding area.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication with proper welding terminology, acronyms, and personal communications.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

  • Students will be able to apply reasoning and interpret information represented on data, graphs, and/or tables.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

  • Students will be able to apply welding knowledge to effectively utilize problem solving skills as it relates to the operation of equipment in the industry

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

  • Student will demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, and synthesize relevant data from multiple information sources in order to develop acceptable conclusions.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

  • Students will be able to engage and interact as a team in a learning environment to develop skills which relate welding industry standards.  

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Department Contact Info

Technical Specialties Division

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4096

www.slcc.edu/welding

Academic Advisor

Redwood Campus CT 282
801-957-4550

Program Faculty

Assistant Professors
Steve Ford
Bob Udy