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Structural Steel Welding

Degree Type: Certificate

Semester Credit Hours: 18

First Semester - 18 SCH

WLDG 1307 - Introduction to Welding Using Multi-processes
WLDG 1313 - Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders
WLDG 1417 - Introduction to Layout and Fabrication
WLDG 1428 - Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WLDG 1457 - Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Marketable Skills

Math Skills; manage time and materials; acquire and evaluate information; interpret and communicate information; oral and written communications skills; computer skills; teamwork; cultural diversity; apply technology to work; creative thinking; decision making; problem solving; self-management;  Construction and Industrial Safety; Oxy-fuel welding and cutting; Power sources; Electrode Selection; Shielded metal arc welding; Gas metal arc welding and cutting; Gas tungsten arc welding; Flux-cored arc welding; Blueprint Reading; Measurement; Welding Codes and Standards; Layout and Fabrication; Fillet Welds; V-groove Welds; Plate Welding; Pipe welding; 1G, 2G, 5G, 6G positions.

Program Outcomes

Students earning the Structural Steel Welding certificate will demonstrate proficiency by taking the American Welding Society Certification Test (3G) on plate using SMAW welding process.

Expected Salary

Texas wage data: workers on average earn $36,210; 10% of workers earn $27,030 or less; 10% of workers earn $53,290 or more.

Career Opportunities

Blueprint reading; layout, cutting and fitting parts; tack and production welding; finishing and material handling; welding fabricators; shop supervisors; estimators and shop owners; pipe welder; and structural steel welder.

High School Endorsements

Business and Industry

Additional Educational Opportunities

Associate of Arts in Applied Science; Bachelor of Arts in Applied Science