Welding and Fabrication Technology
  • Certificate of Applied Science (CAS)
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate

The Welding Technology: Fabrication Option curriculum is designed to provide students experience in welding and fabrication technology as it pertains to assembly, manufacturing, energy, robotics, and structural construction. This program provides education and training in common cutting and welding processes, CNC plasma cutting, AWS welding standards, OXYFUEL, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW processes, structural and pipe and plate welding, blueprint reading, and communications and math competencies. Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Describe and demonstrate safe and proper use of each type of welding equipment;
  • Select and demonstrate various joining processes;
  • Read and interpret welding blueprints using a systemic process;
  • Estimate type, quantity, cost, and weight of a welded fabrication from information on a blueprint;
  • Demonstrate proper transport, setup, adjustment, and use of all cutting and welding equipment;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in OXYFUEL, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW processes;
  • Recognize, inspect, and document proper applications of welding processes;
  • Demonstrate techniques and devices for controlling heat effects during welding;
  • Apply advanced fabrication techniques including design, layout, and production of a metal cutout and welding project employing robotically controlled torches;
  • Develop and schedule the sequence to complete an advanced fabrication project;
  • Demonstrate required skills in joint fitting that are necessary to reduce distortion during final assembly