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2018-2019 College Catalog 
    
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welding


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CIP Code - 480508

 

Mission

The mission of the Technical Diploma in Welding is to prepare individuals for employment in the field of Welding. The program is designed to provide students with differing welding processes required in the welding industry.

 

Program Description

The Technical Diploma in Welding prepares individuals for employment in the field of welding. Instruction is provided in various processes and techniques of welding including oxyfuel cutting, carbon arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, pipe-welding, plasma arc cutting, blueprint reading, weld symbols, and joints. After completion of this program, the student will have covered the skills designated by the AWS (American Welding Society) and will be prepared to take the AWS Entry Level Welder test.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Louisiana Delta Community College Welding program will be able to:

  • Identify and demonstrate appropriate safety tools, equipment, and procedures for SMAW process.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret welding drawings; an understanding of basic metallurgy, metal identification, and heat treatment of metals.
  • Identify the codes, standards, and agencies regulating the welding industry, weld quality standards, concepts in proper visual and destructive testing methods, and proper base metal preparation and joint fit-up.
  • Demonstrate the safety, setup, and operations of Oxyfuel Cutting, proper handling of equipment, and handling of cylinders.
  • Demonstrate the safety, setup, and operations of Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging (CAC-A), and Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC).
  • Demonstrate the following methods of welding with proficiency: shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, and pipe welding.
  • Perform AWS code quality welds using the following methods: shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and pipe welding.

 

Gainful Employment

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Partners

Sabre Industries

WPS Industries Group

Steel Fabricators

RMS

Ergon

HYDRO Extrusions

Tensas Machine & Manufacturing

Holly Manufactoring

Great Day, Inc.

M. L. Smith LLC Tanks and Refractories

Lexicon Inc. 

Welding Course Listing


Program Core:


Total: 46 credit hours


Required Electives:


To meet the requirements to earn a diploma, student must complete the program core and select an additional minimum of 3 credits from ANY of the courses listed as “Required Electives”.

SMAW Process


FCAW Process


GTAW Process


GMAW Process


Advanced Procedures


Approved Electives


Optional Elective


Additional Exit Levels are Below:


TCA - Welder Helper


Total: 5 credit hours

TCA - Thermal Cutter


Total: 5 hrs./ 120 clock hrs.

TCA - Arc Cutter


Total: 7 credit hours

TCA - Arc Welder Skills Upgrade


Total: 8 hrs./ 210 clock hrs.

TCA - Tack Welder/Fitter Helper


Total: 10 hrs./ 255 clock hrs.

TCA - Production Line Welder


PLUS – Any TWO courses from the list below

Total: 13 credit hours

CTS - Production Line Welder II


Required Electives

Total: 22-24 credit hours

CTS - Production Line Welder - Shipbuilding


Total: 26 credit hours

CTS - Arc Welder - GTAW


Total: 22 credit hours

CTS - Arc Welder - GMAW


Total: 25 credit hours

CTS - Arc Welder - FCAW


Total: 25 credit hours

CTS - Arc Welder - SMAW


Total: 31 credit hours

CTS - Structural Fabrication


Total: 23 credit hours / 650 clock hours

CTS - Pipe Fabrication


Total: 19 credit hours / 510 clock hours

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