Welding – Skill Set

The Welding – Advanced Manufacturing Skill Set prepares students for introductory 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.


Program Requirements

Minimum credits 13
Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits 13

Complete the following courses for the selected skill sets. In order to complete a skill set a student must show competency in MAT 020 and ENG 085. MFG 105 has MAT 020 level math embedded in the coursework. Students that have not placed at a MAT 020 competency level will have the opportunity to take the placement test again after completing MFG 105.

REQUIRED COURSES (13 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.

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.

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
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 2

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.