School of Applied Technology

Welding (KWLD)

Certificate of Completion
1105 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: $2,386.80
  • Student Fees: $165.75
  • Lab Fees: $310.00
  • Books: $758.25

Total Estimated Cost: $3,620.80
(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.

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 Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Flux Cored Arc – Self – and Gas - Shielded Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • 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

Required Courses: (1105 Clock Hours)

Course

 Title

Clock Hours

Semester

Prerequisite

KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts

30

A

KWLD 0115

Intro to Welding & Lab Safety               

10

A

KWLD 0126

Oxy-Acetylene Welding

120

A

KWLD 0136

Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding

190

A

KWLD 0235

Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding

150

A

KWLD 0145

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

160

A

KWLD 0165

Blueprint Reading for Welders

60

A

KWLD 0170

Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

170

A

KWLD 0180

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GTAW)

140

A

KWLD 0190

Math for Welders

60

A

KWRK 0515

Job-Seeking Skills

15

A

Department Contact Info

Taylorsville-Redwood Campus
ATC Building

General Information
801-957-7522

Program Information
801-957-3354
SAT@slcc.edu

Academic Advisor
Butch Steffen
801-957-6402

Program Faculty

Assistant Professor
Robert Udy