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Welding Certificate

Certificate (C)

C Career & technical education programs for job training Career & technical education programs for job training = Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees

Purpose

The certificate in welding prepares students for work as an apprentice welder. The Welding Program is accredited by the American Welding Society (AWS) Schools Excelling through National Skills Standards Education (SENSE) program.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must provide their own personal protection safety equipment. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

Printable Advising Sheet

Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1   SDV101
ENG 115 Technical Writing 3 See placement test scores ENG 111
MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3 See placement test scores MTH 120 or higher
SAF 130 Industrial Safety OSHA-10 1   See Note 5.
WEL 150 Welding Drawing and Interpretation 2    
WEL 116 Oxyfuel Welding Offered in Fall Semester 2 SAF 130, WEL 150  
WEL 123 Shielded Metal ARC Welding Offered in Fall Semester 3 SAF 130, WEL 150  
WEL 160 Gas Metal Arc Welding Offered in Fall Semester 3 SAF 130, WEL 150  
WEL 130 Inert Gas Welding Offered in Spring Semester 3 SAF 130, WEL 150  
WEL 244 Weld Testing and Codes Offered in Spring Semester 2 SAF 130  
WEL 247 Welding Layout and Fabrication I Offered in Fall Semester 2 SAF 130, WEL 150, WEL 247  
WEL 248 Welding Layout and Fabrication II Offered in Spring Semester 2 SAF 130, WEL 150  
WEL 141 Welder Qualification Tests I Offered in Spring Semester 3 SAF 130, WEL 150, WEL 248  
MILESTONE: Welding Career Studies Certificate
WEL 124 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Advanced) Offered in Spring Semester 3    
PSY 126 Psychology for Business and Industry 3 SAF 130, WEL 150, WEL 123  
       
MILESTONE: Optional (Recommended) American Welding Society Certification (See Note 3)
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 36    

Notes

  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. To achieve American Welding Society SENSE certification, the student must successfully complete workmanship samples and weld tests throughout the program.
  3. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  4. Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.
  5. The SAF 130 class will be waived with a prior OSHA 10 or 30 certification. Proof of successful completion with a valid OSHA issued card will be required.

2016-2017 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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