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Welding Technology Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Welding degree, students will:

  • Demonstrate the safe and proper setup, startup, usage, shutdown, and maintenance of welding-related shop equipment.
  • Demonstrate critical workplace skills, including: teamwork, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.
  • Use inspection techniques and critical thinking to evaluate the quality of: joint design, fit up, and welding to AWS and WABO standards.
  • Affectively use shop tools and equipment for layout, fabrication, cutting, and welding projects.
  • Safely perform OFW, OFC, PAC, AC-AC, SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW to AWS and WABO standards.
  • Interpret shop drawings in terms of the identification of lines, views, dimensioning, tolerances, and AWS welding symbols that are commonly found on working drawings.
  • Select appropriate base metals, welding processes, and filler metals to meet fabrication project requirements.
  • Discuss metallurgical principals as they apply to welding.
  • Evaluate potential workplace hazards and apply necessary procedures to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Practice professional and ethical work behavior.
  • Develop cognitive and physical skills necessary to pass employment and certification testing.
  • Prepare for employment by building an effective resume, cover letter, and job search plan.