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    Salt Lake Community College
  Dec 15, 2017
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Welding: CC (Competency-Based)(CTE)

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Certificate of Completion l 1,105 Clock Hours

Program Division: Applied Technology
Program Location: Redwood, ATC 104
General Information: 801-957-7522
Program Information: 801-957-3354

Program Website:
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor: Lynda Gray. ATC 219, 801-957-5127

Program Faculty:
Assistant Professor − Robert Udy
Instructors − Dwight Atkinson, Todd Dean, John Henderson

Program Description:
Students enrolled in this program are provided with opportunities to learn entry-level job skills in the welding processes most commonly used in today’s industries. Instruction and practice are provided in oxy-acetylene, shielded-metal-arc, gas-metal-arc, flux-cored-arc and gas-tungsten-arc welding. Theory and applications of these processes are also taught, encompassing both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Safety and safe practices are emphasized throughout the program. Additional instruction is provided in mathematics for welding and blueprint reading. Students will have the opportunity to learn techniques for welder performance qualifications and certification testing. Thermal cutting and gouging techniques using oxy-fuel, plasma-arc and arcair processes are also covered.

Enrollment is also available for students with specific interests. For example, students may wish to improve their job skills by upgrading their competencies in specific welding processes or application or prepare for AWS, ASME, and API performance certifications. For these types of activities, students may meet with an instructor to determine the number of scheduled hours needed before enrolling.

Career Opportunities:
For state and national occupation information, visit enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 51-4121.01 Welders, Production
  • 51-4121.02 Welders and Cutters 
Per O-net SOC 51-4121: National Wages & Employment TrendsWelders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
Median wages (2011) $17.27 hourly, $35,920 annual
Employment (2010) 337,000 employees
Projected growth (2010-2020) Average (10% to 19%)
Projected job openings (2010-2020) 140,700
Top industries (2010) Manufacturing

Transfer/Articulation Information:
American Welding Society: School Excelling through National skill Standards Education (SENSE). Contact Program Coordinator for details.

Program Entry Requirements:
Students must demonstrate basic education skills as assessed by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE):
Reading 8.0
Math 8.0
Prospective students should have good eyesight (corrected vision is satisfactory), finger dexterity, good eye-hand coordination, and be in good physical condition (able to lift 50 lbs. minimum).

Estimated Cost for Students:
Please visit the program website for up-to-date cost information.

Estimated Time to Completion: 1105 Clock Hours

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
2 - Communicate Effectively
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
4 - Think Critically and Creatively
5 - Civic Engagement
6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy

Students learn skills which allow them to be gainfully employed in industry. Specifically:
  • Oxy-Acetylene Welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Flux Cored Arc - Self - and Gas - Shielded Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Basic Blueprint Reading
  • AWS Welding Symbols Interpretation
  • Applied Math for Welding
Students learn skills which help them to pass welder performance qualification tests. 1,2,3,4,6

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