This four to five quarter program builds upon the Certificate of Proficiency to further prepare the student for employment in the Welding Industry. Students continue to practice their mechanical and manipulative skills in accordance with industry standards. They prove their skills through standardized welding tests.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Safely and accurately use a variety of electric arc processes, basic hand tools, mathematical skills and shop equipment to fabricate durable goods holding required tolerances in various manufacturing environments.
Safely and accurately use a variety of torches and fuel gases to produce parts that are used to fabricate durable goods in various manufacturing environments.
Read, interpret, and use shop drawings and specifications in the fabrication and making of durable goods.
Demonstrate teamwork and responsible/dependable behavior in decision-making and task performance.
Apply and practice workplace safety policies and procedures.
Communicate effectively through verbal and written methods.
Take welder qualification tests in accordance with American Welding Society (AWS) and Washington Association of Building Organization (WABO) utilizing the SMAW and FCAW processes.