College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Welding Technology - AOS and AAS

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's in Applied Science (AAS) and Associate's in Occupational Studies (AOS) degrees are available.

The AOS degree is geared towards students who are seeking employment after graduation.

The AAS 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 AAS degree has two advisement options:

  • Industrial - the traditional welding program
  • Sculpture - for those who want to learn welding but want to apply it in artistic endeavors

The majority of graduates proceed directly to employment.

Transfer Option

A second option for graduates is to transfer to a four-year program in this field. Two bachelor's degree programs to which AAS 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's 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.

Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission

AOS Degree

Freshman:

  • high school graduate with 72 high school GPA or 2500 GED test score
  • Algebra Regents: 70

Transfer Student:

  • Transfer GPA: 2.0

AAS Degree

Freshman:

  • high school graduate with 75 high school GPA or 2500 GED test score
  • Algebra Regents: 73

Transfer Student:

  • Transfer GPA: 2.0

CURRICULUM

WELDING TECHNOLOGY AOS
WELDING TECHNOLOGY AAS - INDUSTRIAL OPTION
WELDING TECHNOLOGY AAS - SCULPTURE OPTION

 

AOS Degree
SUNY Curriculum Code: 0666

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive AA, AS, or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

AAS and AOS degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program with or without reasonable accommodation.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 63

Major Courses Required = 54 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
BUSI 120 Business Communications 3
CITA 110 Introduction to Software Applications 3
MECH 130 Parametric Design 3
MECH 170 Manufacturing Processes 3
PEDH 220 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies 2
TECH 115 OSHA 30 Construction Safety 2
WELD 115 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I 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
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
WELD 225 Gas Metal/Gas Tungsten/Flux-Cored Arc Welding III 4
WELD 235 Industrial/Ornamental Fabrication 2
WELD 265 Gas Metal/Gas Tungsten/Flux-Cored Arc Welding IV 4
WELD 275 Industrial/Ornamental Fabrication II 2
WELD 295 Welding Certification 2

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required= 6credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
COMM 100 Public Speaking 3
MATH ___ Mathematics* 3

Restricted Elective by Advisement = 3 credit hours

*Note: Mathematics is by placement according to competency. MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology is the minimum exit-level requirement for the AOS degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

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AAS Degree

Advisement Option: Industrial
SUNY Curriculum Code:1643

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive AA, AS, or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

AAS and AOS degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program with or without reasonable accommodation.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 63

Major Courses Required = 42 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
MECH 130 Parametric Design 3
MECH 170 Manufacturing Processes 3
WELD 115 Shielded Metal Arc WeldingI 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
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 225 Gas Metal/Gas Tungsten/Flux-Cored Arc Welding III 4
WELD 235 Industrial/Ornamental Fabrication 2
WELD 265 Gas Metal/Gas Tungsten/Flux-Cored Arc Welding IV 4
WELD 275 Industrial/Ornamental Fabrication II 2
WELD 295 Welding Certification 2

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required = 21-22 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
CHEM 120 Introductory Chemistry I  
  OR  
PHYS 150 General Physics I  
  OR 3-4
SCIE 125 Exploring Physical Science Applications  
BUSI 120 Business Communications  
  OR 3
COMM 100 Public Speaking  
ENGL ___ Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition 1 3
MATH ___ Mathematics2 6
  General Education Elective from GE7 or GE8
3
  Social Science Elective 3

NOTES

1 English is by placement according to competency.

2Mathematics is by placement according to competency. MATH 128 College Algebra and MATH 138 Trigonometry are the minimum exit-level mathematics requirement for the AAS degree.

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AAS Degree

Advisement Option: Sculpture
SUNY Curriculum Code:1643

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive AA, AS, or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

AAS and AOS degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program with or without reasonable accommodation.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 62

Major Courses Required = 35 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
MECH 130 Parametric Design 3
WELD 115 Shielded Metal Arc WeldingI 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
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 235 Industrial/Ornamental Fabrication 2
WELD 245 Metal Sculpture Studio I 4
WELD 275 Industrial/Ornamental Fabrication II 2
WELD 285 Metal Sculpture Studio II 4

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required= 27-28credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ARTS 115 Freehand Drawing 3
CHEM 120 Introductory Chemistry I  
  OR  
PHYS 150 General Physics I  
  OR 3-4
SCIE 125 Exploring Physical Science Applications  
BUSI 120 Business Communications  
  OR 3
COMM 100 Public Speaking  
ENGL ___ Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition 1 3
HUMN101 Art Appreciation 3
MATH ___ Mathematics2 6
  General Education Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3

NOTES

1 English is by placement according to competency.

2Mathematics is by placement according to competency. MATH 128 College Algebra and MATH 138 Trigonometry are the minimum exit-level mathematics requirement for the AAS degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Welding Technology AOS and AAS degree programs should be able to:

  • Work with all types of welding equipment according to prescribed safety standards.
  • Operate and troubleshoot different weld processes to produce a sound welds with success.
  • 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.
  • Understand the manufacturing processes for the production of steel, stainless steel and aluminum.
  • Exhibit the basic understanding of metallurgy necessary to a successful welder.
  • Read and correctly interpret both basic and advanced welding fabrication blueprints, including welding symbols, weld testing symbols, structural steel shapes and welding specifications.

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