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    Guilford Technical Community College
  Jan 16, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog

Welding Technology Diploma - CIP Code: 48.0508

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Welding Technology Diploma

Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50054

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry level-technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision and welding-related self-employment.

Emphasis is placed on developing the skills necessary to obtain certification in Gas Metal Arc, gas tungsten arc, and shielded metal arc welding of plate and pipe.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Welding diploma, the graduate should be able to:

  • Produce acceptable welds on steel plate and pipe with proper set up and safe operation of the 3 most widely used welding processes
  • Identify metals and read drawings
  • Perform miscellaneous welding activities
  • Practice safety in the workplace
  • Demonstrate effective  communication

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 9

Total credit hours required for diploma: 39


Up to four work-based learning credits may be substituted for course work with Department Chair approval.

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