Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Welding

Industrial Technologies

101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time

Fall or Spring

(daytime and evening classes available)

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters)

Certificates

1 semester (each)

Certification

Welder qualification to American Welding Society codes is available in several welding processes.

Students in the welding program can choose a certificate or an Associate of Applied Science degree. The associate degree program includes Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Graduates of this program can transfer to the University of Northern Iowa to pursue a Technology Management Bachelor of Arts degree.

Career opportunities: trade unions such as Ironworkers, Plumbers and Pipefitters, and Boilermakers; production welder; welding fabrication; weld shop owner; maintenance welder; welding inspection; welding instructor; welding equipment sales.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

MAT-764

Welding Math I

2

WEL-105

Welding Principles

2

WEL-110

Welding Blueprint Reading

2

WEL-156

Welding Skills I

4

WEL-157

Welding Skills II

4

–––––––

Communication elective

3

 

 

17

Second Semester (Spring)

MAT-765

Welding Math II

3

WEL-128

Brazing/Soldering

2

WEL-130

Oxyacetylene Welding

2

WEL-184

Gas Metal Arc Welding

3

WEL-208

Introduction to Fabrication

2

–––––––

Communication elective

3

 

 

15

Third Semester (Fall)

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

WEL-113

Welding Blueprint Reading/Pipe

1

WEL-185

Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding

3

WEL-192

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

4

WEL-302

Pipe Welding/SMAW

2

 

 

13

Fourth Semester (Spring)

–––––––

Humanities elective

3

–––––––

Social Science elective

3

–––––––

Welding electives

12

 

 

18

Total program credit hours

63

Certificates Available

Combination Welding Certificate

 

Pipe Welding Certificate

 

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certificate

 

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