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Career-Specific Program Overview

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UACCM’s Welding Technology program is creating a gateway to a host of career opportunities in the welding industry. The program provides training for students in the following areas of welding: welding safety, shielded metal arc (Stick Welding) welding, gas metal arc (MIG) welding, gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding, advanced tungsten arc welding, flux core arc welding, and blueprint reading. Students will be provided the opportunity to apply knowledge from theory-based classes to practical exercises in the lab. Students spend a significant amount of their time learning the different welding processes by actually welding in the lab. Students are graded based on their welding performances and held to the same standards outlined in the AWS D1.1 qualification standards. A Certificate of Proficiency, Technical Certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding will better prepare students for employment opportunities in the industry.

Career Opportunities

  • Pipeline construction
  • Metal fabrication
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Industrial companies for equipment repair
  • Shielded metal arc welder
  • Structural welder

Degree/Certificate Requirements

    Institutional Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the Certificate of Proficiency in Welding Technology will be able to:

    • Demonstrate safe tool usage and material handling techniques.
    • Set up, use, and maintain GMAW equipment.
    • Set up, use, and maintain SMAW equipment.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the Technical Certificate in Welding Technology will be able to:

    • Read and interpret welding schematics.
    • Set up, use and maintain GTAW equipment.
    • Safely use the SMAW process.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding Technology will be able to:

    • Communicate and use critical material handling/lifting techniques.
    • Set up, use, and maintain FCAW equipment.

    Certifications

    AWS American Welding Society diamond-shaped logo containing the acronym.
    NCCER diamond-shaped logo with a road showing city sihouette in the distance.

    Core Certification, Level I Certification, Level II Certification

    Medic First Aid logo.

    CPR Certification

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Logo with large OSHA letters.

    OSHA 10 For General Industry