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Welding, C.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

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:
30

THE NEXT STEP:

The Certificate of Applied Science in Welding is designed to lead directly into the Associate of Applied Science in Welding. Consider continuing your education with the advanced Welding courses in the associates program. With 30 more credit hours you could obtain the associate-level degree and have advanced skills to further your career.


The Certificate of Applied Science in Welding provides instruction in all the popular welding processes. Upon mastery of these processes, students are assessed using the AWS Sense Level 1 examination. This certification usually will allow the student the opportunity to test for a potential employer in whatever code is required. Students studying on a full-time basis may normally expect to complete the certificate in one academic year. All credit earned may be applied to the AAS Degree in Welding Technology should the student subsequently choose to pursue the degree.

Graduation Requirements:

 
Foundational Learning Courses (FLCs):

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

Aesthetics,
Creativity, and
Appreciation
Human
Communication
and Interaction 
People and
Their Worlds
 Quantitative
Reasoning 
Scientific InquiryWriting and
Rhetoric

 ART-101

 ART-111

 ENGL-131

 ENGL-132

 ENGL-221

 ENGL-222

 ENGL-241

 ENGL-242

 ENGL-257

 ENGL-261

 ENGL-262

 ENGL-285

 MUSI-170

 THEA-101

 COMM-105

 COMM-111

 COMM-112

 COMM-202

 ECON-201

 ECON-202

 GEOG-102

 HIST-101

 HIST-102

 HIST-152

 HIST-153

 HIST-250

 PHIL-111

 PHIL-150

 PHIL-231

 POLS-101

 POLS-102

 PSYC-101
 
 PSYC-241

 SOC-101

 SOC-107

 SOC-221

 MATH-120

 MATH-125

 MATH-126

 MATH-211

 ASTR-106
 BIOL-101

 BIOL-102

 BIOL-103

 BIOL-104

 BIOL-107

 BIOL-108

 BIOL-109

 BIOL-115

 BIOL-117

 BIOL-171

 CHEM-111

 CHEM-115

 CHEM-116

 GEOL-101

 GEOL-102

 GEOL-103

 GEOL-104

 GEOL-105

 PSCI-101

 PSCI-111

 PSCI-112

 PHYS-101

 PHYS-102
 
PHYS-111

 ENGL-101

 ENGL-102

 ENGL-107

 



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