Applied Sciences and Technologies
Diploma and Certificate are also available in this curriculum.
The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provides the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.
Graduates will be able to:
- Understand the disciplines specific and critical for the safe and reasonable practice of welding
- Demonstrate the abilities, attributes and characteristics desired by the construction industry, including effective relationship skills and effective self-presentation to demonstrate employability, and key workplace skills such as critical thinking and problem solving
- Possess the intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, and the prompt completion of all responsibilities required for the certification process associated with the AWS certification
- Develop mature, sensitive, effective, and professional relationships with other students, faculty members, department administrators, industry partners, and potential employers
- Conditioned, physically and mentally ability to tolerate taxing workloads and display flexibility to learning and functioning under stress when faced with uncertainties inherent to the welding occupation
- Demonstrate knowledge of the machines, tools and equipment with understanding of their design, use, maintenance, and safety procedures for the protection of the people and property
- Understand the materials, production processes, quality control, and cost for maximizing the effective manufacturing goods and the welding process
- Differentiate coupon performance task monitoring and assessing of daily performance of oneself and others, organizing, seeking instructional cretic
- Observe, recreate, imitate the task with reliable expertise with high quality and minimal instruction, and demonstrate to other learners and instructors
What fields or jobs are available for Welding Technology majors?
- Non-destructive Examination Technician
- Welding Inspector
- Welding Technician
Who employs Welding Technology majors?
- Industrial Manufacturing
- Maintenance and Repair
- Power Generation
Preparing for a career in Welding Technology:
- Ability to lift, bend, twist , and reach
- Attention to detail
- Be prepared to work in uncomfortable conditions
- Good vision is necessary
- Perform under pressure
- Safe attitude
Where do I find more information?
- Learning Support and Retention Counselor - 828-395-1436
• Assess your interest and abilities
- Applied Sciences Department - 828-395-1441
- American Welding Society: www.aws.org/w/a/
- ESAB North America: www.esabna.com
- National Center for Construction Education and Research: www.nccer.org/
- Also, check out related books in the Isothermal library