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College Catalog Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
Welding Technology - AAS, AOS

The Field

Welding technology is an integral part of many construction-type activities both in the manufacturing sector and in the civil construction field. It is also a medium for sculpture and artistic expression. The field requires a blend of knowledge combining the chemistry of materials, an understanding of physics, and good hand-eye coordination.

The most recent census established that over 900,000 men and women in the United States are employed as welders and/or flamecutters. The field has many employment opportunities, and many new welders are needed each year.

The Instructional Program

The Welding Technology program at SUNY Delhi offers a number of degrees and options for students interested in pursuing welding. Both Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) and Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degrees are available. The A.A.S. degree is useful for those students with good math and science backgrounds who are considering transferring to a four-year school at some point. The A.O.S. degree is geared towards students who are seeking employment after graduation. The A.A.S degree has two options: Industrial and Sculpture. The traditional welding program is the Industrial Option. The Sculpture Option has been added recently for those who want to learn welding but want to apply it in artistic endeavors. A one-year certificate is also available.

Career Options

Graduates of the Welding Technology program at Delhi have a number of career options. The majority of graduates proceed directly to employment. Graduates are qualified for employment as welding technicians in manufacturing firms, in state and county highway departments, or as welding subcontractors. Graduates with experience qualify for positions such as welding inspector, welding quality control, and welding estimator.

A second option for graduates is to transfer to a four-year program in this field. Two bachelor-degree programs to which A.A.S. graduates can transfer are the Welding and Fabrication Engineering Technology program at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA, and the Industrial Engineering Technology program at SUNY Institute of Technology. A related career option would be to transfer to a school with a Technology Education or a Vocational Education bachelor degree, which would lead to a teaching career at the high school level. In New York State, two schools with this degree are SUNY Oswego and SUNY Buffalo.

Curriculum

A.A.S. Degree

SUNY Curriculum Code:  1643

Advisement Option: Industrial

First Semester 

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 WELD 115

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

4

 WELD 125

Gas Metal/Gas Tungsten/Flux-Cored Arc Welding I 

2

 WELD 130

Welding Metallurgy and Testing

 3 

 WELD 140

Blueprint Reading I

3

 CITA 110

Introduction to Software Applications 

 3 

 PEDH 220

First Aid: Responding to Emergencies 

 2 

 

Total

17

Second Semester

Course No.

Course                                                

Cr. Hrs.

 WELD 145

Blueprint Reading II 

2

 WELD 155

Shielded Metal/Flux-Cored Arc Welding

2

 WELD 165

Gas Metal/Gas Tungsten/Flux-Cored Arc Welding II 

4

 WELD 170

Welder's Qualifications and Inspection 

2

 WELD 191

Sheet Metal Design and Layout 

 2 

 ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

3

 MATH ___

Mathematics*

3

 

Total

18

Third Semester

Course No.

Course                                                   

Cr. Hrs.

 WELD 225

Gas Metal/Gas Tungsten/Flux-Cored Arc Welding III

4

 WELD 235

Industrial/Ornamental Fabrication 

 2 

 COMM 100

Public Speaking

 3 

 EGSC 115

Computer-Aided Engineering Drawing 

3

 HUMN ___

Humanities Elective 

3

 MATH ___

Mathematics*

3

 

Total

18

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course                                                   

Cr. Hrs.

 WELD 265

Gas Metal/Gas Tungsten/Flux-Cored Arc Welding IV 

4

 WELD 275

Industrial/Ornamental Fabrication II 

2

 WELD 295

Welding Certification

2

 CADD 170

Manufacturing Processes

3

 CHEM 120

Introductory Chemistry I

 

 

or

4

 PHYS 150

General Physics

 

 ____ ___

Social Science Elective

3

 

Total

 18 

Degree Requirement:  71 credit hours

A.A.S. Degree

SUNY Curriculum Code:  1643

Advisement Option: Sculpture

First Semester 

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 WELD 115

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

 4 

 WELD 125

Gas Metal/Gas Tungsten/Flux-Cored Arc Welding I

2

 WELD 130

Welding Metallurgy and Testing

 3 

 WELD 140

Blueprint Reading I

3

 HUMN 101

Art Appreciation

3

 MATH ___

Mathematics*

3

 

Total

18

Second Semester

Course No.

Course                                                

Cr. Hrs.

 WELD 145

Blueprint Reading II

2

 WELD 155

Shielded Metal/Flux-Cored Arc Welding

 2 

 WELD 165

Gas Metal/Gas Tungsten/Flux-Cored Arc Welding II 

 4 

 WELD 191

Sheet Metal Design and Fabrication

2

 ARTS 115

Freehand Drawing

3

 ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

3

 PEDH 220

First Aid: Responding to Emergencies

 2 

 

Total

18

Third Semester

Course No.

Course                                               

Cr. Hrs.

 WELD 235

Industrial/Ornamental Fabrication 

 2 

 WELD 245

Sculpture Studio I

4

 CHEM 120

Introductory Chemistry I

 

 

or

4

 PHYS 150

General Physics

 

 MATH ___

Mathematics*

3

 COMM 100

Public Speaking

3

 

Total                                                   

16

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course                                                

Cr. Hrs.

 WELD 275

Industrial/Ornamental Fabrication II 

 2 

 WELD 285

Sculpture Studio II

4

 EGSC 115

Computer-Aided Engineering Drawing 

 3 

 ____ ___

Liberal Arts and Science Elective

 3 

 ____ ___

Social Science Elective

3

 

Total

 15 

 Degree Requirement: 67 credit hours

A.O.S. Degee

SUNY Curriculum Code:  0666

Advisement Option: Industrial

First Semester 

Course No.

Course                                                 

Cr. Hrs.

 WELD 115

Shielded Metal Arc Welding 

 4 

 WELD 125

Gas Metal/Gas Tungsten/Flux-Cored Arc Welding I 

 2 

 WELD 130

Welding Metallurgy and Testing 

 3 

 WELD 140

Blueprint Reading I

3

 CITA 110

Introduction to Software Applications 

 3 

 PEDH 220

First Aid: Responding to Emergencies 

 2 

 

Total

17

Second Semester

Course No.

Course                                                 

Cr. Hrs.

 WELD 145

Blueprint Reading II 

2

 WELD 155

Shielded Metal/Flux-Cored Arc Welding 

 2 

 WELD 165

Gas Metal/Gas Tungsten/Flux-Cored Arc Welding II 

 4 

 WELD 170

Welder's Qualifications and Inspection 

 2 

 WELD 191

Sheet Metal Design and Fabrication 

 2 

 MATH ___

Mathematics*

3

 

Total

15

Third Semester

Course No.

Course                                                

Cr. Hrs.

 WELD 225

Gas Metal/Gas Tungsten/Flux-Cored Arc Welding III 

 4 

 WELD 235

Industrial/Ornamental Fabrication 

 2 

 CNST 230

Construction Site Safety

2

 EGSC 115

Computer-Aided Engineering Drawing 

 3 

 BUSI 120

Business Communications

3

 COMM 100

Public Speaking

3

 

Total

17

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course                                                 

Cr. Hrs.

 WELD 265

Gas Metal/Gas Tungsten/Flux-Cored Arc Welding IV 

 4 

 WELD 275

Industrial/Ornamental Fabrication II 

 2 

 WELD 295

Welding Certification

2

 CADD 170

Manufacturing Processes

3

 ____ ___

Technical Elective

3

 

Total

14 

Degree Requirement: 63 credit hours

Notes

*Mathematics is by placement according to competency. MATH 128 College Algebra and MATH 138 Trigonometry are the minimum exit-level mathematics requirement for the A.A.S. degree. MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology is the minimum exit-level requirement for the A.O.S. degree.

Admissions Requirements

A.A.S. degree: High school graduate with a minimum 73% overall average or a minimum 2500 GED test score, and 70% or higher on the Math A Regents exam.

A.O.S. degree: High school graduate with a minimum 73% overall average or a minimum 2500 GED test score. A 70% or higher on the Math A Regents exam is strongly recommended.

Program Objectives

A graduate of the Welding Technology A.A.S. and A.O.S. programs should be able to:

  1. Understand and apply the fundamentals of gas and arc welding.
  2. Demonstrate familiarity with the shielded metal arc and oxyfuel gas welding and cutting processes, including safety, controls, accessories, types of equipment, and the selection and use of welding consumables.
  3. Show practical knowledge of making welds with all types of mild steel electrodes, arc air gouging, and the welding of mild steel in all positions in a safe manner.
  4. Exhibit the basic understanding of metallurgy necessary to a successful welder. 
  5. Read and correctly interpret both basic and advanced welding fabrication blueprints, including welding symbols, weld testing symbols, structural steel shapes, and welding specifications.
  6. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and techniques for the safe and successful operation of gas tungsten welding, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, submerged arc welding, and plasma arc cutting.
  7. Qualify for certification by the American Welding Society, New York State Department of Transportation, and ASME codes through knowledge of all-position welding of ferrous/nonferrous metals using all major processes. 
  8. Exhibit knowledge of the proper use of AWS/ASME pre-qualified procedures and familiarity with the detailed steps of qualified welding procedures and welder performance. 
  9. Plan the physical layout, set-up, financing, and function of a small welding fabrication facility.
  10. Recognize and respond to emergencies by making appropriate decisions regarding first-aid care.

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Last Updated: 1/8/10