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Welding Technology Certificate Level 1 and 2 and A.A.S. (48.0508)

Welding Technology Certificate Level 1 and 2 and A.A.S. (48.0508) Uvalde, Eagle pass and Crystal City Campuses


Faculty and Staff

L Fernandez
Luis M. Fernandez
Business, Industrial, and Technical Studies Division Chair
Email
(830) 591-7304
A Ybarra
Albert Ybarra
Instructor - Uvalde
Email
(830) 591-7231
L Valdez
Leopoldo Valdez, Jr.
Instructor - Uvalde
Email
(830) 591-2903
R Villarreal
Richard Villarreal
Instructor - Uvalde
Email
(830) 591-7230 
R Cisneros 
Richard Cisneros
Instructor - Crystal City
Email
R Zavala
Jose Zavala, Jr.
Instructor - Eagle Pass
Email
(830) 758-4176 
S Griffin
Shad Griffin
Instructor - Eagle Pass
Email
(830) 758-4176

Purpose

Welding Technology is a program for those who desire to gain advanced knowledge and skills in the field of welding.  Skills in Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting and Shielded Metal Arc Welding will be developed along with related learning in areas such as welding math, drafting, layout, blueprint reading and structural and pipe fabrication The Welding Technology program carries three award options: a Level 1 Certificate, Level 2 Certificate and an A.A.S. degree.

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted through regular college admission procedures (see Admission Regulations section).  Students will receive a one-year Certificate upon satisfactory completion of the courses of study and upon making formal application for graduation (see Curricula section). 

The Level 1 Certificate is TSI exempt, however, those not meeting Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements are encouraged to enroll in the appropriate developmental course(s).

Students pursuing the Level 2 Certificate or A.A.S. degree must meet all TSI requirements.


Program of Study

Welding Technology Level I Certificate add

Program of Study

Fall Semester

Welding Technology Level I Certificate Program of Study Fall Semester
Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
WLDG 13232 Welding Safety, Tools, and Equipment 3
WLDG 14212 Welding Fundamentals 4
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc
Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1313 Intro to Blueprint Reading for Welders 3
Total 11

Spring Semester

Welding Technology Level I Certificate Program of Study Spring Semester
Course Number Title Credit
WLDG 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc
Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1317 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 3
WLDG 14351 Introduction to Pipe Welding 4
WLDG 1353 Intermediate Layout and Fabrication 3
Total 14
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 25

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
  2. Recommended bridging course for students with limited prior experience in welding.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1100 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.
Welding Technology Level 2 Certificate add

Program of Study

First Year

Fall Semester

Welding Technology Level 2 Certificate Program of Study First Year Fall Semester
Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
WLDG 13232 Welding Safety, Tools, and Equipment 3
WLDG 14212 Welding Fundamentals 4
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc
Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1313 Intro to Blueprint Reading for Welders 3
Total 11

Spring Semester

Welding Technology Level 2 Certificate Program of Study First Year Spring Semester
Course Number Title Credit
WLDG 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc
Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1317 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 3
WLDG 14351 Introduction to Pipe Welding 4
WLDG 1353 Intermediate Layout and Fabrication 3
Total 14

Second Year

Fall Semester

Welding Technology Level 2 Certificate Program of Study Second Year Fall Semester
Course Number Title Credit
WLDG 2406 Intermediate Pipe Welding 4
WLDG 2435 Advanced Layout and Fabrication 4
WLDG 2451 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
Total 12

Spring Semester

Welding Technology Level 2 Certificate Program of Study Second Year Spring Semester
Course Number Title Credit
WLDG 24531 Advanced Pipe Welding 4
WLDG 2443 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
(SMAW) 4
Total 8
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 45

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
  2. Recommended bridging course for students with limited prior experience in welding.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1100 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.
Welding Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree add
Welding Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree General Education Courses
General Education Courses Credit
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Mathematics 3
Other 6
Total General Education Courses 15
Technical Education Courses 45
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

 

Program of Study

First Year

Fall Semester

Welding Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree Program of Study First Year Fall Semester
Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
WLDG 13232 Welding Safety, Tools, and Equipment 3
WLDG 14212 Welding Fundamentals 4
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc
Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1313 Intro to Blueprint Reading for Welders 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
Total 14

Spring Semester

Welding Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree Program of Study First Year Spring Semester
Course Number Title Credit
WLDG 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc
Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1317 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 3
WLDG 14351 Introduction to Pipe Welding 4
WLDG 1353 Intermediate Layout and Fabrication 3
Total 14

Second Year

Fall Semester

Welding Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree Program of Study Second Year Fall Semester
Course Number Title Credit
WLDG 2406 Intermediate Pipe Welding 4
WLDG 2435 Advanced Layout and Fabrication 4
WLDG 2451 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
Total 12

Spring Semester

Welding Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree Program of Study Second Year Spring Semester
Course Number Title Credit
WLDG 24531 Advanced Pipe Welding 4
WLDG 2443 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
(SMAW) 4
Elective Humanities and Fine Arts 3
Elective College Level Mathematics 3
Total 14
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
  2. Recommended bridging course for students with limited prior experience in welding.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1100/COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.

 


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