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College Catalog Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

Welding - Certificate

The Field

Welding is an integral part of many construction and manufacturing processes. It requires an understanding of materials, applied chemistry, applied physics, and physical dexterity.

The Instructional Program

The one-year Welding certificate program consists of the first-year courses from the two-year associate-degree program in Welding Technology. Most students interested in this field enroll directly in the associate-degree program (for more information, see the Welding Technology program description). The certificate is primarily for those individuals who can only spend one year in college. It is a two-semester program that begins each fall. If a student completes the certificate program and then decides to continue on for the associate degree in Welding Technology, the courses taken for the certificate will transfer with no loss of credit.

Career Options

The job titles associated with graduates of the Welding certificate program are:

There are career opportunities with manufacturing firms, highway departments, welding subcontractors, and with many specialty firms. Students who continue on for the associate degree increase their options for employment in the field of welding technology.

Further information regarding careers in this field can be found in the Welding Technology program description.

Curriculum

SUNY Curriculum Code:  0712

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* (by placement)

3-4

 

Total

15-16

Certificate Requirement: 32 credit hours

Notes

*MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology is the minimum exit-level requirement for this program.

Admissions Requirements

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 recommended.

Program Objectives

A graduate of the Welding certificate program 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.

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Last Updated: 1/9/10