CURRICULAR GUIDE

Welding Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0186  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

Welding is many processes of fusion, adhesion and cutting to fabricate or
repair products used in manufacturing, research and application.  A welding
technician could also qualify for welding inspection where welding codes are
applied.  A welder is a skilled craftsperson with a basic knowledge of metals,
applied mathematics, blueprint reading, good eyesight, self-discipline and a
respect for safety.  A welder also needs to work well with his/her hands and
have good manual coordination.  Many hours of practice and proper training in
the basics of MIG, TIG, shielded metal arc, brazing and oxy-fuel cutting and
plasma cutting are necessary.  Welders can be found in tool and die
industries, auto makers, construction, oil refineries, pipelines and pressure
vessels, aircraft industries and many more metal-related industries.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

Contact the Manufacturing and Land Technologies Department, Gannon Vocational-
Technical Center, Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 44 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
EMSA 100    First Aid and CPR                                                2
MACH 105    Machine Tool Survey                                              3
MACH 135    Metallurgy and Heat Treat                                        4
MFGM 125    Rigging                                                          2
WELD 100    Combination Welding                                              4
WELD 101    Advanced ARC Welding                                             4
WELD 110    Gas Metal ARC Welding                                            4
WELD 111    Gas Tungsten ARC Welding                                         4
WELD 120    Struct Fabrication/Inspec                                        4
WELD 125    Struct Blueprint Reading Weld                                    2
WELD 201    Tool and Die Welding                                             4
WELD 205    Pipe Welding                                                     4
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 16-18 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             9 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Technical Related                                      7-9 Credits
ELTE 110    Practical Electricity                                            3
MACH 100    Manufacturing Processes                                          4
MFGM 102    Industrial Pneumatics                                            3
WELD 250    Welding Internship                                               3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   60

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
MACH 105          MACH 135          WELD 111          EMSA 100
MFGM 125          WELD 101          WELD 120          WELD 201
WELD 100          WELD 110          WELD 125          WELD 205
Lim.Ch.           WRIT 124          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
                                    Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.