Certificate of Completion in Welding: Fundamentals

Welding: Fundamentals
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Field of Interest: Applied Technology

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Welding: Fundamentals

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Welding: Fundamentals prepares students to work in industry using oxy-fuel welding and cutting (OFW) (OFC) and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) processes. This certificate provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills required to work with modern industrial welding equipment using advanced welding techniques including gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding(FCAW) and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Welding as well as certificates in the following areas of specialization are also available: Welding: Gas Metal/Flux Cored Arc Welding (GMAW)/(FCAW), Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Ferrous, Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Non-Ferrous, Welding: Shielded Metal Arc welding (SMAW) Plate, and Welding: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Pipe.

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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Welding: Fundamentals (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5995
Total Credits Required
20-23
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Effective Term
Fall 2020
Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Adhere to industry safety regulations applicable to welding environments.
  2. Demonstrate proficient use of machines, tools and equipment in the welding environment.
  3. Using appropriate welding and cutting processes and procedures, prepare various types of weld joints per industry standards.
  4. Using appropriate welding and cutting processes and procedures, perform various types of welds on industry standard joint types in all positions.
  5. Describe quality control standards and practices applied in welding inspection in the welding industry.
  6. Interpret technical drawings common to welding.
  7. Use mathematical skills to solve basic welding problems.
  8. Solve basic welding problems applying a fundamental understanding of the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of materials.
  9. Demonstrate quality workmanship in a timely manner.
  10. Demonstrate professional knowledge and personal accountability.
  11. Effectively communicate verbally, non-verbally and in writing in various workplace environments.
  12. Identify the challenges and employment opportunities within the field of welding.
  13. Identify opportunities to expand knowledge, skills, and abilities within the field of welding.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
WLD101 Introduction to Welding Gateway course 0–3
WLD106AA Introduction to SMAW Critical course 5
WLD106AB or
WLD106AC or
WLD206AA
SMAW 6010 Plate or SMAW 7018 Plate or Introduction to GMAW/FCAW and GTAW 5

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RE Restricted Elective 5
RE Restricted Elective 5

Restricted Electives

Select 10 credits in consultation with a Program and/or Academic Advisor to further develop skills in the specialization areas shown below. WLD106AB, WLD106AC, WLD206AA may be selected as a Restricted Elective if it is not used to satisfy Required Courses in term 1.

Gas Metal / Flux Cored Arc Welding (GMAW)/(FCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW):
WLD206AA Introduction to GMAW/FCAW and GTAW
WLD206AB Advanced GMAW and FCAW
WLD206AC Advanced GTAW Non-Ferrous
WLD206AD Advanced GTAW Ferrous
WLD208AB GMAW Code Welding
WLD208AC FCAW Code Welding

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Plate:
WLD106AC SMAW 7018 Plate
WLD208AA SMAW Code Welding

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Pipe:
WLD106AB SMAW 6010 Plate
WLD106AD SMAW Introduction to Pipe
WLD208AA SMAW Code Welding
WLD208AD SMAW Code Welding Pipe

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Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

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