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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3244
First Term: 2012 Summer I    Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 62-69
CIPS Code: 48.0508
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Manufacturing
Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Welding program prepares students to work in the field using oxyacetylene (gas) and electric (arc) processes. The program emphasizes knowledge and skill required to work with modern industrial welding equipment using advanced welding techniques including mig (metal inert gas) and tig (tungsten inert gas).

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any module.

Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 0-3
 GTC/MET107Technical Mathematics I (3) OR 
  Satisfactory score on Technical Mathematics placement test0-3
Required Courses
 Credits: 41-42
 DFT110Technical Drafting I3
 DFT114Machine Trades Blueprint Reading3
  GTC102Machine Processes, Theory and Application (3) OR 
 GTC104Manufacturing Processes (4)3-4
  GTC106AAIndustrial Safety2
+GTC/MET108Technical Mathematics II3
 GTC216Properties of Materials3
 WLD101Welding I (3) OR 
 GTC129Manufacturing Welding (3)3
  WLD103Basic Blacksmithing and Metal Shaping3
 WLD106Arc Welding5
+WLD206Advanced Welding - Heliarc and Wire Feed5
+WLD208Advanced Arc Welding - Certification5
+WLD225Welding Inspection and Quality Control3
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 3-5
 DFT+++++Any DFT prefixed course(s) except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area OR 
 GTC+++++Any GTC prefixed course(s) except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area OR 
 QCT+++++Any QCT prefixed course(s) OR 
 WLD+++++Any WLD prefixed course(s) except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area.3-5
General Education Requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 18-22
General Education CoreCredits: 9-12
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
 ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR 
 ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND 
 ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR 
 ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR 
 ENG111Technical Writing (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
 COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR 
 COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR 
 COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
 CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR 
  Equivalent by assessment.0-3
MathematicsCredits: 0
 Met by GTC108 in Required Course area.0
General Education DistributionCredits: 9-10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 2-3
 Any approved General Education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts Area2-3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
 Any approved General Education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Area.
 PSY125Leadership and Group Relations recommended.3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
 Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences Area4

Program Competencies
1.Prepare drawings using drafting instrument/equipment such as drafting machine, triangles, scales (English and Metric), templates, bow compass, lettering guide and mechanical pencils. (DFT110)
2.Interpret technical drawings common to manufacturing. (DFT114)
3.Set-up, select tooling, and operate machine tools including engine lathes, drill presses, grinders, and milling machines. (GTC102, GTC104)
4.Explain the theory of the processes of machining, forming, casting, joining (assembly), and conditioning as they relate to the conversion of materials to finished products. (GTC104)
5.Identify safety hazards and be familiar with current standards of safety. (GTC106AA)
6.Solve algebraic, trigonometric, and geometric problems in typical shop applications. (GTC/MET108)
7.Identify, analyze, and utilize the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of materials used in manufacturing. (GTC216)
8.Select and safely perform the appropriate welding operation including oxy-acetylene welding, brazing, cutting, and electric arc-welding. (WLD101, GTC129, WLD103)
9.Perform various types of welding beads on various joints in position and out of position, and analyze welding quality as it relates to inspection and quality control. (WLD103, WLD106)
10.Apply theory, practice, set-up and operation of all types of machines concerning tig, mig, and sub-arc welding with emphasis on tungsten inert gas and wire feed. (WLD206)
11.Perform all "out of position" welding tasks in preparation for certification test, and perform American Welding Society (A.W.S.) test in vertical and overhead positions. (WLD208)
12.Describe quality control standards and practices applied in welding inspection in the construction and fabrication industries, and explain the requirements, role, and responsibilities of the welding inspector. (WLD225)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.