Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2019-2020

Advanced Welding Technologies

Industrial Technologies

101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time
Fall (daytime and evening classes available)

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree
2 years (5 terms including summer)
Diploma
2 terms

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

The Advanced Welding Technologies Associate degree program includes Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Prepares students for a SENSE 1 and SENSE 2 level credential from the American Welding Society. Graduates of this program can transfer to the University of Northern Iowa to pursue a Technology Management Bachelor of Arts degree and the University of Iowa to pursue an Applied Studies Bachelor of Arts degree.

This program requires completion of OSHA 10-General Industry, Adult First Aid with CPR, Forklift 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 6G pipe carbon steel certifications and 3G vertical up with backing and open-root certifications and the National Career Readiness Certificate.

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

Term 1

WEL-228

Introduction to Welding, Safety & Health of Welders: SENSE 1

1

WEL-244

Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit Transfer: SENSE 1

2

WEL-274

Shielded Metal Arc Welding I: SENSE 1

3

WEL-251

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Carbon Steel: SENSE 1

2

MAT-765

Welding Mathematics I

3

WEL-245

Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer: SENSE 1

2

WEL-269

Thermal Cutting Processes

3

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Communications Course

3

 

 

19

Term 2

WEL-275

Shielded Metal Arc Welding II: SENSE 1

3

WEL-254

Welding Inspection and Testing Principles: SENSE 1

1

IND-156

Microcomputers for the Trades

2

WEL-273

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Stainless Steel and Aluminum

3

WEL-268

Flux Cored Arc Welding Self-Shielded/Gas-Shielded

3

WEL-233

Print Reading and Welding Symbol Interpretation: SENSE1

3

 

 

15

Term 3

WEL-271

Documents Governing Welding and Weld Inspection

3

MFG-103

Applied Metallurgy

3

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Communications Course

3

 

 

9

Term 4

WEL-272

Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding-Pipe

6

WEL-287

Layout and Fitup

3

WEL-290

Advanced Flux Cored Arc Welding Principles and Practices

3

WEL-291

Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding Pipe Principles and Practices

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

 

 

18

Term 5

WEL-286

Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding Principles and Practices

6

WEL-932

Internship OR

3

WEL-800

Welding Capstone

 

ATR-105

Industrial Robotics

3

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Humanities or History/Culture Course

3

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

76

Optional

WEL-924

Honors Project

1

WEL-928

Independent Study

1

Entry-Level Welder Diploma Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

WEL-228

Introduction to Welding, Safety & Health of Welders: SENSE 1

1

WEL-244

Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit Transfer: SENSE 1

2

WEL-274

Shielded Metal Arc Welding I: SENSE 1

3

MAT-765

Welding Mathematics I

3

WEL-269

Thermal Cutting Processes

3

WEL-251

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Carbon Steel: SENSE 1

2

WEL-245

Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer: SENSE 1

2

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Communications Course

3

 

 

19

Term 2

WEL-275

Shielded Metal Arc Welding II: SENSE 1

3

WEL-254

Welding Inspection and Testing Principles: SENSE 1

1

IND-156

Microcomputers for the Trades

2

WEL-273

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Stainless Steel and Aluminum

3

WEL-268

Flux Cored Arc Welding Self-Shielded/Gas-Shielded

3

WEL-233

Print Reading and Welding Symbol Interpretation: SENSE1

3

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

34

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