Saturday – October 25, 2014

 

Welding
Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Oak Creek and West Allis campuses
Program Code: 31-442-1

 

For Information: 
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500
West Allis Campus, 414-456-5500


Overview — Welding is a two-semester technical diploma program designed to prepare you to perform production, maintenance and repair welding in the manufacturing and construction industries. Learn about blueprints, equipment maintenance and the various welding processes and settings. Ability to follow instructions, to visualize finished products based on blueprints, and to work independently are keys to success. Good eyesight and mechanical skills also are important. Graduates of this program can receive advanced standing in MATC's Welding Technology associate degree program. 


Career Outlook — There is an increasing demand for welders having current industry skills. Advances in welding and related processes create opportunities in manufacturing and construction. Continued education can lead to careers in business ownership, quality assurance, engineering, sales and marketing, or education and training.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Practice industry safety standards
  • Set up and operate all welding and related equipment
  • Troubleshoot and maintain equipment
  • Utilize math and blueprint-reading skills
  • Communicate effectively
  • Abide by daily work routine and regulations, and work cooperatively with co-workers
  • Follow instructions and work with minimal supervision
  • Have pride in workmanship
  • Have a good work ethic and good attendance


Preparation for Admission
— The following are required for admission to the program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

 

Possible Careers:
Quality Assurance Inspector
Robotic Welding Technician
Welder

 

Related Program:
Welding Technology

 

Start Dates: August/January

 

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

EIGHT-WEEK TERMS

Credits 

 

WELD-313

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

 5

 

WELD-314

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

 5

 

WELD-351

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Processes

 1

 

WELD-350

GTAW Processes

 1

 

WELD-360

Blueprint Reading for Welders

       2

WELD-380

Welding Trades Mathematics

 1

 

WELD-315

Gas Metal Arc Welding Practices

 5

 

WELD-316

Layout and Setup Practices

 5

 

WELD-352

Gas-Shielded Arc Welding Processes

 1

 

WELD-354

Layout and Print Reading Practices

 2

 

SOCSCI-330

Applied Economics and Human Relations

 1

 

ENG-347

Communication Skills 2

 1


TOTAL CREDITS: 30

     

 

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2014.