The mission of the Welding Program at SLCC is to educate and prepare students for gainful employment and to meet the needs of the welding technology fields. Instruction is provided in various processes and techniques of welding including Oxyfuel cutting, carbon arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, pipe welding, plasma arc cutting, blueprint reading, weld symbols, and joints. After completion of this program, the student will have covered the skills designated by the American Welding Society (AWS).
- Students will develop knowledge of safe work practices in the field of welding.
- Students will understand how to properly set up and use oxyfuel cutting and welding equipment.
- Students will produce welds able to meet visual acceptance criteria of power and process piping codes.
- Students will acquire the knowledge of dimensioning, piping symbols and template development.
- Students will understand how to calculate take offs, find angles and use squares and levels for fitting and tacking.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the Welding Program will be able to:
- Demonstrate uncompromised integrity and a commitment to exemplary customer service.
- Use current industry standards, practices, and techniques.
- Demonstrate appropriate safe work habits when operating oxyfuel and electric welding equipment
- Use terminology associated with welding to communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, customers, inspectors, engineers, and vendors
- Interpret blueprint welding symbols to fabricate components