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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welding, TD

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Program Mission

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).

Program Goals

  • 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

Specific Degree Requirements

Students wishing to earn a Technical Diploma in Welding from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.   ​
  • Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
  • Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
  • Have earned two-thirds of credits in degree-required major courses at SLCC and have no more than 50 percent of total degree-required credits from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

Major Area Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 42

  • WELD Courses 42 Credits

Other Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours: 45


Curriculum Guide - Fall Start

Technical Diploma Total Credits: 45

Must have a grade of “C” or higher in all courses.

Curriculum Guide - Spring Start

Technical Diploma Total Credits: 45

Must have a grade of “C” or higher in all courses.

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