Curriculum for: 31-442-1

Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal
parts. Heat is applied to the pieces to be joined, melting
and fusing them to form a permanent bond. Because of its
strength, welding is used to construct and repair parts of
ships, automobiles, spacecraft, and thousands of other
manufactured products. Welding is used to join beams and
steel reinforcing rods when constructing buildings, bridges,
and other structures, and also in utilities such as nuclear
power plants.
Graduates of the program will be experienced to welding
structural steel, aluminum, stainless steel and other
metals. They will develop the ability of blueprint reading,
sketching, and layout for welding. Major job skills learned
will include: Oxygen-Fuel Cutting (OFC), Plasma Arc Cutting
(PAC), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc
Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Metal Core Arc
Welding (MCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW).

Total Credits in Program (available at BTC):32

835-103 - Student Success
Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their program. This is an institutional requirement for all students.

 Note: Semester schedules are displayed in the recommended order of completion. However, classes may be taken in any order, providing course and/or program pre-requisites and co-requisites are satisfied.

First Year, First Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 442-317Welding Shop Safety1
 442-318Intro to Welding1
 442-319Thermal Cutting1
 442-331Flux Core Arc Welding 11
 442-332Flux Core Arc Welding 21
 442-333Flux Core Arc Welding 31
 442-334Flux Core Arc Welding 41
 442-335Flux Core Arc Welding 51
 442-336Shielded Metal Arc Welding 11
 442-337Shielded Metal Arc Welding 21
 442-338Shielded Metal Arc Welding 31
 442-339Shielded Metal Arc Welding 41
 442-340Shielded Metal Arc Welding 51
 442-343Welding Blueprint Reading 11
 804-306Shop Mathematics I2

First Year, Second Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 442-320Gas Metal Arc Welding 11
 442-321Gas Metal Arc Welding 21
 442-322Gas Metal Arc Welding 31
 442-323Gas Metal Arc Welding 41
 442-324Gas Metal Arc Welding 51
 442-325Gas Metal Arc Welding 61
 442-326Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 11
 442-327Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 21
 442-328Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 31
 442-329Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 41
 442-330Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 51
 442-341Welding Certification1
 442-342Advanced Welding Techniques1
 442-344Welding Blueprint Reading 21



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