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Welding Technology

Welding

MCC offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) and a Professional Certificate in Welding Technology. Students in the A.A.S. Welding Technology program develop a variety of technical skills and knowledge of industry norms that are informed by theory and built on an academic foundation that includes mathematics and communication. The Professional Certificate in Welding Technology meets entry-level employment objectives for non-code welding and includes the courses required for the first year of the A.A.S. degree.

Program Goal

Graduates of this program will be prepared students with marketable skills in a variety of welding processes for entry into the workforce.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Welding degree program will:

  • Possess basic competency in the four major welding processes.
  • Demonstrate basic concepts and practices of technical drawing and blueprint reading in accordance with industry standards.
  • Articulate safety guidelines and use of machine tools.
  • Produce drawings using Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software.
  • Refine skills to meet code requirements for heavy plate & pipe welding.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of materials structures; heat treatment processes; the composition of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys; and the effects of heat-treatments on metals.
  • Articulate industrial quality control procedures.
  • Demonstrate fabrication techniques and cost estimation, and principles of applied statics and strength of materials.

Admission Requirements

In addition to college-wide requirements, students must place into MATH111, Numerical Geometry and ENGL110, College Composition.

Technical Standards

  • Normal vision for reading instructions and for performing tasks (adaptive equipment acceptable).
  • Manual dexterity with both hands; good hand and eye coordination.
  • Ability to visualize and portray ideas graphically.

Employment Opportunities

The need for trained welders has grown consistently and will continue to do so until 2016. Based on this trend, it is anticipated that the need will continue to grow beyond 2016. The NH Employment Security Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau reports the need for welders, cutters, solderers & brazers, machine setters, operators and tenders.

A predicted wave of retirements nationwide will create a shortage of approximately 20,000 qualified welders by 2014. Graduates are prepared for welder qualification testing which is used throughout the industry.

Welding Technology Degree Program

Degree Program - First Year

First Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
WELD111 Gas/Arc Welding Lab 0 12 4
WELD112 Gas/Arc Welding Theory 3 0 3
WELD113 Technical Blueprint Reading 0 3 1
CIS110 Microsoft® Computer Applications I 2 2 3
ENGL110 College Composition I 4 0 4
FYC100 First Year Cornerstone 1 0 1
  Total 10 17 16
 
First Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
WELD121 MIG and TIG Welding Lab 0 12 4
WELD122 MIG and TIG Welding Theory 3 0 3
WELD125 Manufacturing and Repair Technology 0 3 1
WELD186 Blueprint Reading for Welders 3 0 3
CAD113 Applied CAD for Industry 1 3 2
MATH111 Numerical Geometry 3 0 3
  Total 10 18 16


Degree Program - Second Year

Second Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
WELD211 Structural Code Welding Lab 0 12 4
WELD212 Code Welding Theory 3 0 3
WELD213 Metallurgy 2 2 3
MATH135 Numerical Algebra and Trigonometry 3 0 3
  English Elective 3 0 3
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total 14 14 19
 
Second Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
WELD220 Fabrication Techniques and Estimating 2 2 3
WELD221 Pipe Code Welding Lab 0 12 4
WELD223 Statics and Strength of Materials 2 2 3
PHYS100 Introductory Physics 2 2 3
  Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Total 9 18 16
Total Credits - 67

 

Welding Technology Certificate (Evenings Only)

Successful completion of this program gives you the necessary welding skills required for employment as a combination welder, including SMAW pipe. AWS 3/8” Plate Bend test skills are required to enter the Weld III Advanced Pipe/Plate course.

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    TH LAB CR
WELD113 Technical Blueprint Reading 0 3 1
WELD180 Basic Arc & Gas Welding 1 3 2
WELD181 Intermediate Arc & Gas Welding 1 3 2
WELD182 Welder Qualification & Testing 1 3 2
WELD183 Advanced (SMAW) Plate & Pipe Welding 1 3 2
WELD184 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) 1 3 2
WELD185 Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) 1 3 2
WELD186 Blueprint Reading for Welders 3 0 3
MATH111 Numerical Geometry 3 0 3
Total Credits - 19

 

Welding Technology Professional Certificate (Days Only)

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    TH LAB CR
WELD111 Gas/Arc Welding Lab 0 12 4
WELD112 Gas/Arc Welding Theory 3 0 3
WELD113 Technical Blueprint Reading 0 3 1
WELD121 MIG and TIG Welding Lab 0 12 4
WELD122 MIG and TIG Welding Theory 3 0 3
WELD125 Manufacturing and Repair Techniques 0 3 1
WELD186 Blueprint Reading for Welders 3 0 3
CAD113 Applied CAD for Industry 1 3 2
ENGL110 College Composition I 4 0 4
MATH111 Numerical Geometry 3 0 3
INT101 College Success Seminar 1 0 1
CIS110 Microsoft® Computer Applications I 2 2 3
Total Credits - 32

AMPed NH Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships in Education

This program is sponsored in part by a $19.97 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration TAACCCT Grant #TC-22504-11-60-A-33. The Community College System of NH is an equal opportunity employer, and adaptive equipment is available upon request to persons with disabilities.