Program: Professional Welder – Pipe
Award: Certificate in Career Studies
Plan Code: 221-995-79
Length: 25 credit hours, 3 semesters
The program is designed for both full-time and part-time students. Length may vary.
Program Head: Steven Street
Gainful Employment Disclosure Information: Please see www.pdc.edu/future-students/gainful-employment/ to access gainful employment information for this program.
Purpose: This program produces 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.
Occupational Objectives: Upon completion of this program, graduates possess the knowledge and skills required for employment as an industry-ready pipe welder using the uphill pipe welding technique as required by the ASME.
Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will demonstrate proficiency in the use of welding tools and will safely perform welding techniques using fillers, wires, fluxes and gases. 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. AWS certification is available at an additional cost.
Admission Requirements: General admission requirements of the College apply. Placement testing is not required.
Required Courses and Credits
3 Semester Program
Location PDC Franklin
|Fall Semester (Evening)|
|WEL 100||Fundamentals of Welding||3|
|WEL 117||Oxyfuel Welding and Cutting||3|
|WEL 123||Arc Welding (SMAW) I||3|
|WEL 124||Arc Welding (SMAW) II||3|
|Total Semester Credits||12|
|Spring Semester (Evening)|
|WEL 135||Inert Gas Welding I (GMAW, FCAW, GTAW)||2|
|WEL 136||Inert Gas II (GMAW, FCAW, GTAW)||2|
|WEL 141||Welding Qualification Tests I||3|
|Total Semester Credits||7|
|Summer Semester (Evening)|
|WEL 126||Pipe Welding I||3|
|WEL 127||Pipe Welding II||3|
|Total Semester Credits||6|
|Total Program Credits||25|