• Welding Technology

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    Associate of Applied Science Degree

    This program prepares students for entry into these industries: fabricated structural metal products, motor vehicles and equipment, construction and heavy construction, transportation equipment, ship and boat building and repair, aircraft and parts, self-employment and miscellaneous fabricated metal products.

    CCC’s welding instructors are American Welding Society (AWS) certified professionals. The program’s curriculum is based on the AWS national standard for entry level welders.

    Course work focuses on the knowledge and skills to perform:

    • Fillet welds and groove welds using:
    • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
    • Gas-metal arc welding (GMAW)
    • Flux-core arc welding (FCAW)
    • Gas-tungsten arc welding (GTAW)
    • Steel, stainless steel and aluminum
    • A variety of different electrodes
    • Plasma arc cutting (PAC), air carbon arc cutting (CAC-A) and gouging, manual and automatic oxy-fuel cutting (OFC and OFC-Track Burner) processes
    • Knowledge of materials science and welding theory
    • Print reading, inspection, quality, safety and shop practices
    • Fabrication techniques, including job cost calculations, layout, sketching, bills of material, fitting and cutting welding applied to real projects designed by industry partners

    PROGRAM OUTCOMES

    Welding Technology AAS Degree

    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • work safely in an industrial environment around machinery, power tools, and chemicals;
    • set up, operate, and make adjustments to welding equipment as necessary to demonstrate quality workmanship that meets current American Welding Society (AWS) and industry standards;
    • demonstrate the ability to set up and operate oxy fuel cutting equipment, carbon arc cutting and gouging and plasma cutting equipment safely and skillfully;
    • apply basic knowledge of blueprint reading to fabricate projects as assigned,
    • complete welding projects such as fillet welds and groove welds in all positions with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) that will meet visual inspection criteria based on AWS codes and industry standards;
    • perform advanced welding on materials such as stainless steel and aluminum with all welding processes,
    • pass AWS D.1.11 structural steel welding certification tests,
    • recognize and be able to repair common welding defects according to AWS and industry standards,
    • recognize and be able to repair common welding defects according to AWS and industry standards.

    PROGRAM OUTCOMES

    Welding Technology Certificate Degree

    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • work safely in an industrial environment around machinery, power tools, and chemicals;
    • set up, operate, and make adjustments to welding equipment as necessary to demonstrate quality workmanship that meets current American Welding Society (AWS) and industry standards;
    • demonstrate the ability to set up and operate oxy fuel cutting equipment, carbon arc cutting and gouging and plasma cutting equipment safely and skillfully;
    • apply basic knowledge of blueprint reading to fabricate projects as assigned,
    • complete welding projects such as fillet welds and groove welds in all positions with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) that will meet visual inspection criteria based on AWS codes and industry standards;
    • perform advanced welding on materials such as stainless steel and aluminum with all welding processes,
    • recognize and be able to repair common welding defects according to AWS and industry standards,
    • recognize and be able to repair common welding defects according to AWS and industry standards,

    CAREERS

    Career opportunities include welding, fabrication, construction, production welding, CNC cutting machine operation and sheet metal.

    SHORT-TERM TRAINING

    For students who need a quick-entry strategy into the work force, an individualized education and employment plan can be created that concentrates the knowledge and skills necessary to start or change a career path. Please see a faculty advisor for more information.

    For information contact the Manufacturing Department, 503-594-3318.

    WELDING TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE

    FIRST TERM Credits

    MFG-107 Industrial Safety & First Aid 3

    MTH-050* Technical Mathematics I 3

    WLD-100 Welders’ Print Reading I 3

    WLD-111 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick)

    or WLD-111A and WLD-111B Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick) 8

    SECOND TERM Credits

    MFG-109 Computer Literacy for Technicians 3

    WLD-113 Gas Metal Arc Welding/Flux-Core Arc Welding (Wirefeed)

    or WLD-113A and WLD-113B Gas Metal Arc Welding/Flux-Core Arc Welding (Wirefeed) 8

    WLD-200 Welders’ Print Reading II 3

    WR-101* Communication Skills: Occupational Writing 3

    THIRD TERM Credits

    MFG-221 Materials Science 3

    WLD-110 Welder Certification 1-4

    WLD-115 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

    or WLD-115A and WLD-115B Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 8

    WLD-280 Welding Technology/CWE 2

    — — Human Relations requirement 3

    Credits required for certificate 51-54

    WELDING TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE: 1ST YEAR

    Complete certificate program.

    WELDING TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE: 2nd YEAR

    FOURTH TERM Credits

    MFG-111 Machine Tool Fundamentals I 3

    WLD-211 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4

    WLD-250 Welding Fabrication I Beginning Project 4

    — — Welding Technology program elective 3

    FIFTH TERM Credits

    WLD-210 Pipe Welding 4

    WLD-213 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding/Flux-Core Arc Welding 4

    WLD-251 Welding Fabrication II Intermediate Project 4

    — — * General electives (any college level course) 3

    SIXTH TERM Credits

    WLD-215 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4

    WLD-252 Welding Fabrication III Advanced Project 4

    WLD-280 Welding Technology/CWE 2

    — — Welding Technology program elective 2-4

    Credits required for degree 92-97

    * Substitute college transfer courses for these courses if you plan to continue your education at a higher education institution. It is recommended that you consult with a faculty advisor or a staff member in Student Services for the transfer requirements of the specific advanced program or school.

    WELDING Technology PROGRAM ELECTIVES

    COURSE Credits

    WLD-102 Introduction to Welding 2

    WLD-103 Blacksmithing and Traditional Iron Working 2

    WLD-104 Introduction to CNC Plasma Cutting 2

    WLD-150 Welding Processes 4

    WLD-203 Blacksmithing and Traditional Iron Working II 2

    WLD-205 Structural Steel Inspection, Codes & Standards 4

    WLD-212 SMAW Pipe Welding 2

    WLD-230 CNC Press Brake 2

    WLD-261 Special Projects 2

  • Contact our Manufacturing Technology Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Call us: 503-594-3318

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