School of Applied Technology

Welding (KWLD)

Certificate of Completion
1155 Hours

Students enrolled in this program are provided with opportunities to learn entry-level-job skills in the welding processes most commonly used in today’s industries. Instruction and practice are provided in oxy-acetylene, shielded-metal-arc, gas-metal-arc, flux-cored-arc and gas-tungsten-arc welding. Theory and applications of these processes are also taught, encompassing both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Safety and safe practices are emphasized throughout the program. Additional instruction is provided in mathematics for welding and blueprint reading. Students will have the opportunity to learn techniques for welder performance qualifications and certification testing. Thermal cutting and gouging techniques using oxy-fuel, plasma-arc and arc-air processes are also covered.

Occupations in this Area

For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 51-4121.01 Welders, Production
  • 51-4121.02 Welders and Cutters

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $2,425.50
  • Student Fees: $173.25
  • Lab Fees: $300.00
  • Books: $506.00

Total Estimated Cost: $3,404.75
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

VA, PELL

Requirements

TABE Test Required:

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 8.00

Available Class Schedules

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

4600 South Redwood Road
Taylorsville, Utah 84130

Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mon - Thu 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Required Courses: (1,155 Clock Hours)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semesters

Prerequisites

KWLD 0115

Intro to Welding & Lab Safety

10

A

SAT Entry skills (TABE test, eighth grade math & reading)

KWLD 0126

Oxy-Acetylene Welding

120

A

KWLD 0115, Intro to Welding & Lab Safety

KWLD 0136

Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding

190

A

KWLD 0126, Oxy-Acetylene Welding

KWLD 0235

Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding

150

A

KWLD 0136, Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding

KWLD 0145

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

160

A

KWLD 0235, Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding

KWLD 0165

Blueprint Reading for Welders

100

A

SAT Entry skills (TABE test, eighth grade math & reading)

KWLD 0170

Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

170

A

KWLD 0145, Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

KWLD 0180

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GTAW)

140

A

KWLD 0170, Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

KWLD 0190

Math for Welders

100

A

SAT Entry skills (TABE test, eighth grade math & reading)

KWRK 0515

Job-Seeking Skills

15

A

None


Other

Able to lift and bend; good eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.

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 learn skills which allow them to be gainfully employed in industry.

Specifically:

  • Oxy-Acetylene Welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Flux Cored Arc–Self- and Gas-shielded Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc (Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, & Aluminum)
  • Basic Blueprint Reading
  • AWS Welding Symbols Interpretation
  • Applied Math for Welding

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Students learn skills which help them to pass welder performance qualification tests.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Department Contact Info

Taylorsville-Redwood Campus
ATC Building

General Information
801-957-7522

Program Information
801-957-3354

Academic Advisor
Lynda Gray
Redwood Campus ATC 219
801-957-5127

Program Faculty

Assistant Professor
Robert Udy

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