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Welding, A.A.S

Semester 1

COURSE CR COMMENTS
COLL 101 : ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MTEC 102 : INTRODUCTORY CRAFT SKILLS 2 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences NCCER Core
WELD 111 : BASIC OXYACETYLENE WELDING 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
WELD 171 : WELDING THEORY 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
WELD 160 : WELDING BLUEPRINT READING 2 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MATH 125 : TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ENGL 107 : TECHNICAL WRITING 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 16

Semester 2

COURSE CR COMMENTS
WELD 121 : BASIC SHIELDED METAL ARC(SMAW) 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences AWS Certificate
WELD 131 : BASIC GAS TUNGSTEN ARC (GTAW) 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences AWS Certificate
WELD 133 : BASIC FLUX CORE ARC WELD(FCAW) 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences AWS Certificate
WELD 134 : BASIC GAS METAL ARC WELD(GMAW) 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences AWS Certificate
WELD 279 : WELDING INSPECTION 2 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 14

Semester 3

COURSE CR COMMENTS
WELD 261 : STEEL FABRICATION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
WELD 221 : ADV SHIELDED METAL ARC (SMAW) 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences AWS Certificate
WELD 132 : ADV GAS TUNGSTEN ARC (GTAW) 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences AWS Certificate
CS 101 : INTRO TO PC APPLICATIONS 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: COMM 112 (SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION ) OR COMM 202 (INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION) 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 16

Semester 4

COURSE CR COMMENTS
WELD 135 : ADV GAS METAL ARC WELD (GMAW) 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences AWS Certificate
WELD 136 : ADV FLUX CORE ARC WELD (FCAW) 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences AWS Certificate
WELD 291 : FABRICATION SHOP 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
PHIL 170 : INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
WELD 260 : WELDING CAPSTONE 2 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 14

The Certificate of Applied Science in Welding prepares graduates for positions in construction and oil and gas. Some of the skills learned will include hand-welding, flame cutting, hand-soldering, and brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

MILESTONE COURSE: These courses are the keys to graduation and certification. Courses should be taken in the recommended semesters to stay on time for completion.

FIELD/CLINICAL COURSE:

CAREER PLANNING: Plant maintenance jobs, pipeline welders, field and shop welders, mobile welders, and pipe fitters in local fabrication shops make an average wage of $12.90 - $27.33/hour

CAPSTONE COURSE:

ELECTIVES:

CONCURRENT COURSES:


ADMISSION TO PROGRAM


CERTIFICATION:


PRACTICUM and SEMINAR

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER:

Students should average 15 credit hours per semester, or 30 per year, to graduate on time.

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
60

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WELDING TECHNOLOGY
Associate of Applied (AAS) Science

Occupational opportunities for skilled certified welders are virtually limitless. Welding skills are required in pipelines which carry steam, petroleum, or natural gas; in construction and maintenance of chemical plants; and in structural work involving steel, alloys, aluminum, or other metals. Testing Center. WVU Parkersburg is an approved testing center for the administration of licensing tests for the State of West Virginia and meets standards for the American Society for Testing Materials, American Welding Society (AWS), American Society for Mechanical Engineers Testing, the American Petroleum
Institute, and American Society for Non Destructive Testing.

Graduation Requirements:

 
General Education Courses

To ensure breadth and depth as students meet these broad education goals, the curriculum focuses on six academic “strands.”

 

Composition & RhetoricScience & TechnologyMath & Quantitative Skill Society, Diversity & ConnectionsHuman Inquiry & the PastThe Arts and Creativity

ENGL 101

ENGL 102

ENGL 107*

ENGL 108*

ASTR 106

ENGL 102

BIOL 101 & BIOL103 lab

ENGL 107*

BIOL 102 & 
ENGL 108*

BIOL 104 lab

BIOL 107*

BIOL 108 *

BIOL 109 *

BIOL 115

BIOL 117

BIOL 171

CHEM 111

CHEM 115

CHEM 116

CS 101

GEOL 101 &
GEOL 102 lab

GEOL 103 &
GEOL 104 lab

GEOL 105 &
GEOL 105L

PSCI 111

PSCI 112

PHYS 101

PHYS 102

PHYS 111

PHYS 112

MATH 120*

MATH 121

MATH 125*

MATH 126

MATH 128

MATH 129

MATH 150

MATH 155

MATH 156

MATH 211

COMM 105

COMM 111

COMM 112

ECON 201

ECON 202

FREN 101

FREN 102

GEOG 102

GEOG 240

POLS 102

POLS 220

PSYC 101

PSYC 241

RELI 231

SOC 101

SOC 105

SOC 221

SOC 232

SPAN 101

SPAN 102

HIST 101

HIST 102

HIST 152

HIST 153

HIST 250*

PHIL 111

PHIL 150*

PHIL 170

History &
Literature of the Arts

ART 101

ART 105

ART 106

MUSI 170

THEA 101

Literature

ENGL 131

ENGL 132

ENGL 221

ENGL 222

ENGL 241

ENGL 242

ENGL 261

ENGL 262

ENGL 285

Applied Arts

ART 109

THEA 102

Creative Writing

ENGL 213

ENGL 214

ENGL 215

* * Serves technical and professional degree programs specific to WVU Parkersburg. Does not transfer to WVU as General Education (March 2018).

BUSINESS ELECTIVES:  Business electives may be chosen from courses with the following prefixes:  ACCT, BTEC, ECON, ENT, FIN, GBUS, MGMT, MKTG, or STEM 420.  For assistance in choosing electives please see your adacemic advisor.  Lower division business elective may include CMS 117, 217, 220, or 230.  For the MKTG upper division electives you may chhose from CMS 371, 360, 410, 425, 439.



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