Award: Certificate in Career Studies
Option: Professional Welder-Pipe
Length: Twenty (20) credit hours
Lead Faculty/Program Head: Doug Wiggins
Purpose: The purpose of this program is to produce an industry ready pipe welding student using primarily the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) pipe welding requirements.
The occupational objectives are to produce an industry-ready pipe welder (using the uphill pipe welding technique as required by the ASME). In addition, the pipe welding student shall be able to use Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) on the pipe root, then complete the remaining weld using the GTAW process or SMAW process.
An eighth-grade reading level shall be required as well as general college admission requirements.
Course Number, Title, Credits
WEL 123 Arc Welding I 3
WEL 124 Arc Welding II 3
WEL 126 Pipe Welding I 3
WEL 127 Pipe Welding II 3
WEL 135 Inert Gas Welding 2
WEL 141 Welding Qualification Tests 3
WEL 146 Welding Quality Control 3
Total Minimum Credits 20