Welding & Joining Technology


Program Description: The Welding and Joining Technology diploma is designed to prepare students for careers in the welding industry. Program learning opportunities develop academic, technical, professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes welding theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Welding and Joining Technology diploma, have the qualifications of a welding and joining technician, and are prepared to take qualification tests.

Length of Program: Three (3) Semesters

Locations offered:
Moultrie (Industrial Drive)

Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will setup, make specific cuts, and shut-down a manual torch assembly.
• Students will setup and operate a Shielded Metal Arc Welding machine to make specific weldments in the vertical position.
• Students will weld to AWS/ASME standards on carbon steel base metal.

Gainful Employment: For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, and occupational information, please view the Datasheet

Entrance Dates: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Welding and Joining Technology, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 53 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

1st Term
Books: $888.19
Fees: $309.00
Tuition: $1,335.00
Total: $2,532.19

2nd Term
Books: $110.90
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $1,335.00
Total: $1,729.90

3rd Term
Books: $243.20
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $1,246.00
Total: $1,773.20

4th Term
Books: $217.30
Fees: $324.00
Tuition: $801.00
Total: $1,342.30

Curriculum Credits

Curriculum Credits

1: Basic Skills Courses (8 Hours)


ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
And one of the following (2-3 Hours) 5
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev 2
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
And one of the following (3 Hours) 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts 3
MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry 3

2: Institutional Credit (3 hours)


COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses (42 hours)


WELD 1110 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
WELD 1090 Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
WELD 1070 Overhead Shield Metal Arc Weld 4
WELD 1060 VerticalShieldedMetalArcWeld 4
WELD 1050 HorizontalShieldedMetalArcWeld 4
WELD 1040 Flat Shielded Metal Arc Weld 4
WELD 1030 Blueprint Read/Welding Tech 4
WELD 1010 Oxyfuel Cutting 4
WELD 1000 Introduction to Welding 4
WELD 1120 Preparation/Industrial Qualifi 4
XXXX xxxx - Occupational Elective 6

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