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Program: Welding Technology


WELDING TECHNOLOGY - GAS METAL ARC WELDING (GMAW)

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View campus only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.WLDG.GMAW

The Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) certificate program is designed to qualify students in the gas metal welding processes on either plate or pipe in accordance to the American Welding Society (AWS) or the American Petroleum Institute (API) welding procedures. These courses can be offered concurrently as CEU courses.

The certificate program provides learning experiences and/or capstone experiences in accordance to AWS D1.1 or API 1104 certifications.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 2447 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
WLDG 1471 Welding Qualifications 4
Semester Total 8
Minimum Hours Required 16

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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WELDING TECHNOLOGY - GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING (GTAW)

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View campus only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.WLDG.GTAW

The Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) certificate program is designed to qualify students in the gas tungsten welding processes on either plate or pipe in accordance to the American Welding Society (AWS) or the American Petroleum Institute (API) welding procedures. These courses can be offered concurrently as CEU courses.

The certificate program provides learning experiences and/or capstone experiences in accordance to AWS D1.1 or API 1104 certifications.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (GTWA) Welding 4
WLDG 1425 Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 2451 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
WLDG 1471 Welding Qualifications 4
Semester Total 8
Minimum Hours Required 16

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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WELDING TECHNOLOGY -- RISING WELDER CERTIFICATE

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield, Mountain View and North Lake campus only

NEW

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.RISING.WELDER

The Rising Welder Certificate is an introductory welding program that enables students to obtain entry-level knowledge in Welding processes including Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Blueprint reading, and a choice of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) or Introduction to Fabrication.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1307 Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes 3
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1313 Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders 3
WLDG 1417 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 4
OR
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (4)
Semester Total 7
Minimum Hours Required 18

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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WELDING TECHNOLOGY - SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING (SMAW)

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View campus only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.WLDG.SMAW

The Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) certificate program is designed to qualify students in the shielded metal arc welding processes on either plate or pipe in accordance to the American Welding Society (AWS) or the American Petroleum Institute (API) welding procedures. These courses can be offered concurrently as CEU courses.

The certificate program provides learning experiences and/or capstone experiences in accordance to AWS D1.1 or API 1104 certifications.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 2443 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1471 Welding Qualifications 4
Semester Total 8
Minimum Hours Required 16

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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WELDING TECHNOLOGY -- STRUCTURAL WELDING CERTIFICATE

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield, Mountain View and North Lake campus only

NEW

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.STRUCT.WELDING

The Structural Welding Certificate is an intermediate welding program continuation after students earn the Rising Welder Level 1 Certificate. The additional certificate demonstrates students are at a higher Intermediate level in both Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW).

Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1307 Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes 3
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1313 Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders 3
WLDG 1417 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 4
OR
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (4)
Semester Total 7
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1391 Special Topics in Welder/Welding Technologist 3
WLDG 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
Semester Total 7
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 2447 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
WLDG 1417 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 4
OR
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (4)
Semester Total 8
Minimum Hours Required 33

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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WELDING TECHNOLOGY -- WELDING APPLICATIONS

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Eastfield, Mountain View and North Lake campus only
  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.WELDING.APPS

The Welding Applications AAS and Level 2 Certificate consist of the same welding courses. The only difference between them is the AAS requires a small amount of additional academic coursework that the certificate does not require. Upon completion, students should possess the skills and knowledge for successful careers in welding. The welding portion of both awards prepares students to successfully apply technical knowledge and skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) to join or cut metal surfaces. Students are able to choose from three different emphasis: Multiple Welding Process, Pipe Welding and Fitting, or Fabrication.

A student must complete all courses in ONE specialization (MULTIPLE PROCESSES WELDING SPECIALIZATION, PIPE WELDING AND FITTING SPECIALIZATION, or FABRICATION SPECIALIZATION) to be awarded the Welding Applications AAS.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1307 Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes 3
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
WLDG 1313 Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders 3
WLDG 1417 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 4
OR
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (4)
Semester Total 18
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1391 Special Topics in Welder/Welding Technologist 3
WLDG 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 2447 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
WLDG 1417 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 4
OR
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (4)
Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Semester Total 18
Minimum Hours Required 36

After completing Semesters 1 and 2, the student will select a specialization and complete all courses in Semesters 3 and 4.

MULTIPLE PROCESSES WELDING SPECIALIZATION

Course Course Title Credit Hours
Semesters 1 and 2 Curriculum 36
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 2443 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 2451 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1480 Cooperative Education-Welding Technology/Welder 4
OR
WLDG 1437 Introduction to Welding Metallurgy (4)
OR
WLDG 2452 Advanced Flux Cored Arc Welding (4)
Elective SPCH Elective 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 10
Multiple Processes Welding Specialization Minimum Hours Required 60

PIPE WELDING AND FITTING SPECIALIZATION

Course Course Title Credit Hours
Semesters 1 and 2 Curriculum 36
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 2413 Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes 4
WLDG 1453 Intermediate Layout and Fabrication 4
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 2453 Advanced Pipe Welding 4
Elective SPCH Elective 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 10
Pipe Welding and Fitting Specialization Minimum Hours Required 60

FABRICATION SPECIALIZATION

Course Course Title Credit Hours
Semesters 1 and 2 Curriculum 36
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1453 Intermediate Layout and Fabrication 4
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 10
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 2435 Advanced Layout and Fabrication 4
WLDG 1480 Cooperative Education-Welding Technology/Welder 4
OR
DFTG 1413 Drafting for Specific Occupations (4)
Elective SPCH Elective 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 14
Fabrication Specialization Minimum Hours Required 60

Mathematics Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Sciences.

SPCH Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3

Students must select between WLDG 1434 or WLDG 1417.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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WELDING TECHNOLOGY -- WELDING APPLICATIONS CERTIFICATE

(Level 2 Certificate)

Eastfield, Mountain View and North Lake campus only

NEW

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C2.WELDING.APPS

The Welding Applications Level 2 Certificate and the AAS consist of the same welding courses. The only difference between them is the AAS requires a small amount of additional academic coursework that the certificate does not require. Upon completion, students should possess the skills and knowledge for successful careers in welding. The welding portion of both awards prepares students to successfully apply technical knowledge and skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) to join or cut metal surfaces. Students are able to choose from three different emphasis: Multiple Welding Process, Pipe Welding and Fitting, or Fabrication.

A student must complete all courses in ONE specialization (MULTIPLE PROCESSES WELDING SPECIALIZATION, PIPE WELDING AND FITTING SPECIALIZATION, or FABRICATION SPECIALIZATION) to be awarded the Welding Applications Certificate.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1307 Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes 3
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
WLDG 1313 Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders 3
WLDG 1417 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 4
OR
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (4)
Semester Total 18
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1391 Special Topics in Welder/Welding Technologist 3
WLDG 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 2447 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
WLDG 1417 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 4
OR
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (4)
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 33

After completing Semesters 1 and 2, the student will select a specialization and complete all courses in Semesters 3 and 4.

MULTIPLE PROCESSES WELDING SPECIALIZATION

Course Course Title Credit Hours
Semesters 1 and 2 Curriculum 33
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 2443 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 2451 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1480 Cooperative Education-Welding Technology/Welder 4
OR
WLDG 1437 Introduction to Welding Metallurgy (4)
OR
WLDG 2452 Advanced Flux Cored Arc Welding (4)
Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 10
Multiple Processes Welding Specialization Minimum Hours Required 51

PIPE WELDING AND FITTING SPECIALIZATION

Course Course Title Credit Hours
Semesters 1 and 2 Curriculum 33
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 2413 Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes 4
WLDG 1453 Intermediate Layout and Fabrication 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 2453 Advanced Pipe Welding 4
Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 10
Pipe Welding and Fitting Specialization Minimum Hours Required 51

FABRICATION SPECIALIZATION

Course Course Title Credit Hours
Semesters 1 and 2 Curriculum 33
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1453 Intermediate Layout and Fabrication 4
Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Semester Total 7
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 2435 Advanced Layout and Fabrication 4
WLDG 1480 Cooperative Education-Welding Technology/Welder 4
OR
DFTG 1413 Drafting for Specific Occupations (4)
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 11
Fabrication Specialization Minimum Hours Required 51

Mathematics Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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