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2016-2017 College 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:

  • demonstrate an understanding of, safety and health procedures, safe operation of hand and power tools, materials handling and maintaining a safe working environment.
  • demonstrate the ability to read and interpret welding drawings; an understanding of basic metallurgy, metal identification, and heat treatment of metals.
  • demonstrate an understanding of 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 an understanding of cutting with an Oxyfuel (OFC) apparatus, cylinder and equipment safety, proper handling and setup.
  • demonstrate an understanding of principles of safely operating Air Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A) and Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC).
  • demonstrate an understanding of the following methods: 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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The following program course listings and exit points are non-sequential and delivered depending on industry need and student selection. Courses are required to be taken only once if successfully completed to satisfy exit credentials. The student advisor will assist in proper course sequencing to obtain exit credentials. Additional industry specific courses can be developed as needed.

 

Welding Course Listing


Program Core:


Total: 44 hrs./ 1320 clock hrs.


Required Electives:


SMAW Process


FCAW Process


GTAW Process


GMAW Process


Advanced Procedures


Approved Electives


Optional Elective


Total: 16 hrs./ 480 clock hrs.


TD - Welding


To meet the requirements to earn a diploma, students must complete the program core and select an additional minimum of 16 credits from ANY of the courses listed as “Required Electives.”

Total: 60 hrs./ 1800 clock hrs.


Certificate Exit Levels are Below:


TCA - Welder Helper


Total: 5 hrs./ 105 clock hrs.

TCA - Thermal Cutter


Total: 5 hrs./ 120 clock hrs.

TCA - Arc Cutter


Total: 7 hrs./ 150 clock hrs.

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 ONE below (3 hrs./ 105 clock hrs.)

Total: 12 hrs./ 330 clock hrs.

CTS - Production Line Welder II


PLUS - 12 credits from list below (12 hrs./ 420 clock hrs.)

Total: 25 hrs./ 750 clock hrs.

CTS - Production Line Welder - Shipbuilding


Total: 26 hrs./ 765 clock hrs.

Total: 24 hrs./ 675 clock hrs.

CTS - Arc Welder - GMAW


Total: 27 hrs./ 780 clock hrs.

CTS - Arc Welder - FCAW


Total: 27 hrs./ 780 clock hrs.

CTS - Arc Welder - SMAW


Total: 33 hrs./ 960 clock hrs.

TCA - Track Welder/Fitter Helper


Total: 10 credit hours / 255 clock hours


CTS - Structural Fabricator


Total: 23 credit hours / 650 clock hours


TCA - Tack Welder / Fitter Helper


Total: 10 credit hours / 255 clock hours


CTS - Pipe Fabricator Level 2


Total: 19 credit hours / 510 clock hours


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