The new welding complex at DCC

Welding

Introducing DCC’s New Welding Facility

DCC is constructing a new facility to house its expanded welding program. It will feature the latest technology and additional welding stations to accommodate more students. Upon completion of the new welding facility, a 2 year welding diploma will become available. Job specific classes will also be offered with certification opportunities to meet the needs of the industry. The new welding curriculum and facility have been designed to expose students to all the necessary skills that are needed in the welding industry.

2 year welding diploma to include:

  • Advanced classes in gas metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding with an opportunity for AWS certifications in each
  • Fabrication classes that are to include the use of hydraulic shear, brake and roller as well as blueprint reading and the use of computer controlled plasma table
  • Classes in robotic welding

Welding Technology Certificate Program

The Welding Technology program is designed to give students a general foundation in welding and to help entry-level employees in welding related trades obtain job-specific knowledge and skills to improve their work performance and career status within the industry.

Program Objectives

Students will graduate from this program with knowledge of the principles of welding and advanced welding skills. They will be familiar with different welding techniques used in the welding industry and have an understanding of welding concepts. Graduates will also have learned the requirements for safety in the workplace. The program will have introduced students to expected welding performance and the demand of welders in the industry.

For More Information About the Welding Program

If you have questions or would like more information about the Welding program, please fill out this form. If you would like to register for a course, please go to MyDCC.

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Welding Technology Program Overview

Program: Welding Technology

Program Length: This program can be completed in one year.

Certificate Offered:

Certificate in Welding Technology

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Welding Technology Courses

ENG 131 - Technical Report Writing I
Offers a review of organizational skills including paragraph writing and basic forms of technical communications, various forms of business correspondence, and basic procedures for research writing. Includes instruction and practice in oral communication skills.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HUM 165 - Controversial Issues in Contemporary American Culture
Introduces students to selected issues in contemporary American culture. Includes topic areas ranging from welfare reform, economic development, privacy, environmental protection and conservation, evolution vs. creation, to family values, and special interest lobbying in our state and national governments. Focuses on the development of the student’s critical thinking skills by analyzing, evaluating, and reflecting on opposing sides of the same issue as expressed by public leaders, special interest groups and academicians.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ITE 116 - Survey of Computer Software Applications
Review current business software applications for microcomputers emphasizing comparison of a variety of software packages. Provides experience with multiple operating system commands, database, spreadsheet, and word processing programs.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Total 2 hours per week.
2 credits

MTH 103 - Applied Technical Mathematics I
Presents a review of arithmetic, elements of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Directs applications to specialty areas.Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. Part I of II.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

SAF 126 - Principles of Industrial Safety
Teaches principles and practices of accident prevention, analysis of accident causes, mechanical safeguards, fire prevention, housekeeping, occupational diseases, first aid, safety organization, protection equipment and general safety principles and promotion.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

SDV 100 - College Success Skills
Assists students in transition to colleges. Provides overviews of college policies, procedures, curricular offerings. Encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits, career and academic planning, and other college resources available to students. May include English and Math placement testing. Strongly recommended for beginning students. Required for graduation.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Total 1 hour per week.
1 credit

AIR 117 - Metal Layout I
Presents measuring and gauging of sheet metal, types of metal, handling sheet metal, cutting and bending, layout. Teaches fundamentals of drafting, basic drawing instruments, lettering practices.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 6 hours per week. Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits

MAC 161 - Machine Shop Practices I
Introduces safety procedures, bench work, hand tools, precision measuring instruments, drill presses, cut-off saws, engine lathes, manual surface grinders, and milling machines. Part I of II.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

WEL 120 - Introduction to Welding
Introduces history of welding processes. Covers types of equipment, and assembly of units. Stresses welding procedures such as fusion, non-fusion, and cutting oxyacetylene. Introduces arc welding. Emphasizes procedures in the use of tools and equipment.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

WEL 121 - Arc Welding
Studies the operation of AC and DC power sources, weld heat, polarities, and electrodes for use in joining various alloys by the SMAW process. Covers welds in different types of joints and different welding positions. Emphasizes safety procedures.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

WEL 122 - Welding II (Electric Arc)
Teaches electric arc welding, including types of equipment, selection of electrodes, safety equipment and procedures, and principles and practices of welding.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

WEL 126 - Pipe Welding I
Teaches metal arc welding processes including the welding of pressure piping in the horizontal, vertical, and horizontal-fixed positions in accordance with section IX of the ASME code.

Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

WEL 135 - Inert Gas Welding
Introduces practical operations in use of inert gas shielded arc welding. Studies equipment operation, setup, safety and practice of GMAW (MIG) and GTAW (TIG).

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

WEL 136 - Welding III (Inert Gas)
Studies Tungsten and metallic inert gas procedures and practices including principles of operation, shielding gasses, filler rods, process variations and applications, manual and automatic welding, equipment and safety.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

WEL 145 - Welding Metallurgy
Studies steel classifications, heat treatment procedures, properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Discusses techniques and practices of testing welded joints and destructive/nondestructive, visual magnetic and fluorescent testing.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

WEL 150 - Welding Drawing and Interpretation
Teaches fundamentals required for successful drafting as applied to the welding industry. Includes blueprint reading, geometric principles of drafting and freehand sketching, basic principles of orthographic projection, preparation of drawings and interpretation of symbols.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

Welding

The Welding Career Studies Certificate is a response to the short term training needs of many adults in our service region. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to obtain employment in the welding field. The fundamental objective of the program is to teach students how to weld. Individuals trained in this program must be able to meet welding performance demands of industry; consequently, a minimum amount of time is spent on book and classroom study with most of the time used on supervised welding practice.

Welding CSC Program Overview

Program: Welding

Award Offered:

Welding Career Studies Certificate

Program Requirements: To receive the Welding CSC, you must complete a minimum of 19 credits.

Welding Courses

MAC 161 - Machine Shop Practices I
Introduces safety procedures, bench work, hand tools, precision measuring instruments, drill presses, cut-off saws, engine lathes, manual surface grinders, and milling machines. Part I of II.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

WEL 120 - Introduction to Welding
Introduces history of welding processes. Covers types of equipment, and assembly of units. Stresses welding procedures such as fusion, non-fusion, and cutting oxyacetylene. Introduces arc welding. Emphasizes procedures in the use of tools and equipment.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

WEL 121 - Arc Welding
Studies the operation of AC and DC power sources, weld heat, polarities, and electrodes for use in joining various alloys by the SMAW process. Covers welds in different types of joints and different welding positions. Emphasizes safety procedures.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

WEL 122 - Welding II (Electric Arc)
Teaches electric arc welding, including types of equipment, selection of electrodes, safety equipment and procedures, and principles and practices of welding.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

WEL 135 - Inert Gas Welding
Introduces practical operations in use of inert gas shielded arc welding. Studies equipment operation, setup, safety and practice of GMAW (MIG) and GTAW (TIG).

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

WEL 136 - Welding III (Inert Gas)
Studies Tungsten and metallic inert gas procedures and practices including principles of operation, shielding gasses, filler rods, process variations and applications, manual and automatic welding, equipment and safety.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

WEL 145 - Welding Metallurgy
Studies steel classifications, heat treatment procedures, properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Discusses techniques and practices of testing welded joints and destructive/nondestructive, visual magnetic and fluorescent testing.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

WEL 150 - Welding Drawing and Interpretation
Teaches fundamentals required for successful drafting as applied to the welding industry. Includes blueprint reading, geometric principles of drafting and freehand sketching, basic principles of orthographic projection, preparation of drawings and interpretation of symbols.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

Register For A Course

If you would like to register for a course, please go to MyDCC.

Contacts

Herb Hardy

Herb Hardy

Instructor, Welding
hhardy@dcc.vccs.edu

Debra Smith

Debra Smith

Instructor of Welding
(434) 797-8589
dsmith@dcc.vccs.edu

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