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Industrial Welding Technology Certificate

2018-19 Industrial Welding Technology Grad Guide (PDF)

Certificate of Completion
Major Code: 480508B
Courses for this Certificate

About the Program

Upon completion of this three-term certificate program, students will be qualified to test for certification
to the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1-06 Structural Steel and the AWS D1.3-08
Sheet Steel Welding Codes. Additionally, students will have a good foundation in structural steel
fitting/layout, the basics of pipefitting, and the basics of sheet metal pattern development. Students
will also be prepared with mathematics and communication skills, and be knowledgeable about the
human relations necessary to become valuable employees in the industrial welding trades.

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Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for industrial welding are:

Show a serious commitment to a culture of safety in all college and work environments.

Produce industry quality weldments on carbon steel plate in various joint and groove configurations.

Processes include oxy fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, SMAW, GMAW and FCAW.

Produce industry-quality welds using GTAW, GMAW and FCAW on stainless steel and aluminum plate.

Produce industry-quality welds on various diameters of carbon steel pipe in the 5g and 6g positions using SMAW electrodes E6010 and E7018.

Develop a logical sequence of steps to foresee, troubleshoot, and resolve mechanical and process issues that may arise in the workplace.

Interpret and create mechanical blueprints to industry standards.

Layout and fabricate industry-quality fabrication projects using shearing and forming equipment.

Demonstrate a commitment to the professional standards of the industry.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined by the results of their placement assessment.  In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college
policies. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over seven years old must
be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core
requirements. College Now credit will be accepted in accordance with current agreement. Verified
industry experience may be substituted for some coursework in accordance with college policy and
the department chair’s approval.

Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathways certificates can be applied to other
certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program adviser
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Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their
certificates. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for
these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

Course No.
Course Title
BT113 Business English I or WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing or higher level composition
Note: Required for graduation. Students who have successfully completed the 3-credit version of BT113 will have met the writing prerequisite.
CS__ Approved 3-4 credit computer science class, CS120 or above or documented computer proficiency
Note: Successful completion of CS120 or otherwise meeting the proficiency requirement within the last 10 years fulfills this requirement.
MEC102 Basic Hand Tools or demonstrated proficiency  3
MTH63 Applied Algebra I or MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra I or higher level math 4
  Total Prerequisite Credits 10-15
Required Courses
Course No.
Course Title
First Term
HE112 Emergency First Aid 1
MET101 Mechanical Drafting 3
MTH63 Applied Algebra I or MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra I or higher level math 4
WLD111 Technology of Industrial Welding I 6
  Approved program elective 3
Second Term
BT101 Human Relations in Organizations or PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations 3
WLD104 Blueprint Reading - Mechanical 3
WLD112 Technology of Industrial Welding II 6
WLD221 Welding Codes, Procedures and Inspections 3
Third Term
WLD113 Technology of Industrial Welding III 6
WLD121 Fabrication and Repair Practices I 5
  Approved program elective 3
  Total Program Credits 42
Approved Program Electives
(6 credits required)
Course No.
Course Title
BA109 Ready, Set, Work: Techniques for Landing a Job 2
EET101 Introduction to Electronics 3
GS104 Physical Science with lab 4
MET121 Computer Aided Drafting I: Mechanical (SolidWorks) 3
MET122 Computer Aided Drafting II: Mechanical (SolidWorks) 3
MET123 Computer Aided Drafting III: Mechanical (SolidWorks) 3
MET160 Materials and Metallurgy 3
MFG121 Manufacturing Processes I 4
MFG122 Manufacturing Processes II 4
MFG123 Manufacturing Processes III 4
WLD160 American Welding Society (AWS) Certification Seminar: Plate 1
WLD230 Introduction to Applied Motion 4
WLD250 Selected Topics in Welding variable
WLD260 American Welding Society (AWS) Certification Seminar: Pipe 1

For more information contact the Industrial Welding Department:

Grants Pass or Medford: 541-245-7809
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7809
Web address:
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711