Welding – Certificate

The Welding – Advanced Manufacturing Certificate prepares students for careers in the manufacturing field. Students that enter this field can expect employment in the areas and job titles such as: welding, mechanical design, production management, process management, project management, system technicians, machinery repair, maintenance technicians, and machine tool design.

Gainful Employment

Program Requirements

Minimum credits 31
Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits 15

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (7 credits)

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning 4 MAT 030

Quantitative Reasoning develops student skills in analyzing, synthesizing and communicating quantitative information. Cultivates algebraic reasoning and modeling skills through a quantitative literacy lens. Emphasizes critical thinking and the use of multiple strategies in applied contexts. Topics include proportional and statistical reasoning, probability, and evaluation of bias and validity.

CORE REQUIREMENTS (10 credits)

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
MFG 105 Blueprint Reading 2

This course will provide the student with a working knowledge and understanding of a variety of mechanical and electrical blueprints. Students will learn to recognize and identify symbols and specifications common to modern industrial blueprints. Topics will include: lines and symbols, views, form, position, title blocks, sketching, features and sections.

MFG 164 Basic Fabrication 4 MFG 105*

This course instructs students in standard fabrication principles and practices used in industry. Safety, terminology, material milling, lathe, grinding, sawing, drilling, tapping, riveting, sheet metal working, standard layout skills, measurement and standard shop procedures are used to complete various projects. A working knowledge of hand and machine tools is achieved through a series of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on projects..

WLD 100 Fundamentals of Welding 4

Fundamentals of oxyacetylene and electric arc processes, history and applications. Includes study of gases, electricity, equipment and safety procedures. Provides laboratory experience welding in flat and horizontal positions.

WELDING FOCUS (14 credits)

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
CAD 151 AutoCAD 1 3 MFG 105 and ENG 085*

This course covers the applications in which the phases of computer graphics are involved. A general introduction to drafting application will be presented. Recommended: Windows® and blue print reading experience.

MFG 160 Materials/Metallurgy 2

This course will provide the student with a working knowledge of the properties, uses and treatment methods used to alter the properties of commonly used metals and alloys. This knowledge may be applied to the design, selection, processing and testing of metal parts.

WLD 110 MIG/TIG Welding 4 ENG 085*, MAT 020* and WLD 100

This is a welding course in GMAW (gas metal arc welding formally known as MIG welding) and GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding formally known as TIG welding) processes and techniques. Topics will include safety, use of equipment, power sources, shielding gases, filler metals, welding techniques, troubleshooting, weld defects and welding in the flat, vertical and horizontal positions.

WLD 115 Weld III-Welding Aluminum and Stainless 4 WLD 110

Covers theory and fundamental application of welding as required in fabrication of aluminum and stainless steel. Includes the development of basic skills in preparation, cutting and welding of these unique materials. Provides a hands-on experience with the use of GMAW and GTAW on aluminum and stainless steel.

Sample Course Map

The following is a sample course map for informational purposes and will not suit every student’s situation. A detailed, individualized course map will be created when a student meets with their Student Success Navigator.

SEMESTER 1

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning 4 MAT 030

Quantitative Reasoning develops student skills in analyzing, synthesizing and communicating quantitative information. Cultivates algebraic reasoning and modeling skills through a quantitative literacy lens. Emphasizes critical thinking and the use of multiple strategies in applied contexts. Topics include proportional and statistical reasoning, probability, and evaluation of bias and validity.

MFG 160 Materials/Metallurgy 2

This course will provide the student with a working knowledge of the properties, uses and treatment methods used to alter the properties of commonly used metals and alloys. This knowledge may be applied to the design, selection, processing and testing of metal parts.

MFG 164 Basic Fabrication 4 MFG 105*

This course instructs students in standard fabrication principles and practices used in industry. Safety, terminology, material milling, lathe, grinding, sawing, drilling, tapping, riveting, sheet metal working, standard layout skills, measurement and standard shop procedures are used to complete various projects. A working knowledge of hand and machine tools is achieved through a series of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on projects..

SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways 3

Seminar in Life Pathways is a gateway course to Jackson College. This course is designed to help all students develop the skills, inner qualities and external behaviors needed to take charge of their academic and career success. Students will be guided through an extensive process in making career choices and selecting an academic program of study at Jackson College and beyond. With the exception of second-admit programs, SEM 140 is required of all students.

SEMESTER 2

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
MFG 164 Basic Fabrication 4 MFG 105*

This course instructs students in standard fabrication principles and practices used in industry. Safety, terminology, material milling, lathe, grinding, sawing, drilling, tapping, riveting, sheet metal working, standard layout skills, measurement and standard shop procedures are used to complete various projects. A working knowledge of hand and machine tools is achieved through a series of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on projects..

WLD 100 Fundamentals of Welding 4

Fundamentals of oxyacetylene and electric arc processes, history and applications. Includes study of gases, electricity, equipment and safety procedures. Provides laboratory experience welding in flat and horizontal positions.

WLD 110 MIG/TIG Welding 4 ENG 085*, MAT 020* and WLD 100

This is a welding course in GMAW (gas metal arc welding formally known as MIG welding) and GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding formally known as TIG welding) processes and techniques. Topics will include safety, use of equipment, power sources, shielding gases, filler metals, welding techniques, troubleshooting, weld defects and welding in the flat, vertical and horizontal positions.

SEMESTER 3

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
WLD 115 Weld III-Welding Aluminum and Stainless 4 WLD 110

Covers theory and fundamental application of welding as required in fabrication of aluminum and stainless steel. Includes the development of basic skills in preparation, cutting and welding of these unique materials. Provides a hands-on experience with the use of GMAW and GTAW on aluminum and stainless steel.

WLD 220 Welding Certification 4 ENG 090* and WLD 115

This course provides a focus on welding certification component essentials to include real-time test environment and materials that meets the AWS welding standard.