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
 421-380Blueprint Reading(Welding)2
 442-307Gas Metal Arc Welding(GMAW)5
 442-308Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)5
 442-315Metal Fabrication-Structural3
 804-306Shop Mathematics I2

First Year, Second Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 442-310ShieldMetal Arc Welding (SMAW)5
 442-312GasTungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)5
 442-316Metal Fabrication-Sheet Metal3



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