Academic Catalog

Basic Welding Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 2 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Prerequisites
Minimum Accuplacer arithmetic score of 280 or equivalent or successful completion of MAT 092.

Prepares students for entry-level positions in welding as an apprentice or shop helper. The competency-based curriculum combines classroom instruction with hands-on training to develop foundational knowledge and skill in select welding and cutting processes.

Admission Dates:
Day program: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.

Evening program: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
COLL 102College Success for All3
WLD 110Thermal Cutting & Gouging3
WLD 112Oxyacetylene Welding & Brazing4
WLD 117Shielded Metal Arc Welding I7
WLD 123Shielded Metal Arc Welding II7
WLD 152Gas Metal Arc Welding7
 Technical Credits31

College Success for All

Item #
COLL 102
Total Credits
3

College Success for All prepares students for success at Clover Park Technical College and beyond.  This class is offered Pass/Fail utilizes CANVAS CPTC’s online learning management system to familiarize students with this learning environment. Designed to provide students with the basic skills to be successful in college, by developing connections with campus resources, faculty, staff and peers.  The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of online and computer work. It includes, but is not limited to: study skills, learning styles, communication skills, time management, campus resources, test taking strategies, diversity and campus policies and procedures.  This class also includes mandatory safety and FERPA training along with SALT component for financial planning. 

Prerequisites
None, but required for all students.
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Thermal Cutting & Gouging

Item #
WLD 110
Total Credits
3

Develops the knowledge and skills for manual and machine-guided oxyfuel cutting, manual plasma arc cutting, and carbon arc gouging. 

Co-requisites
WLD 112, WLD 117, and instructor permission.
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Oxyacetylene Welding & Brazing

Item #
WLD 112
Total Credits
4

Develops the knowledge and skill for welding, brazing, and braze welding various joint designs using oxyacetylene equipment. 

Co-requisites
WLD 106 or WLD 143 or WLD 144, or WLD 157 and instructor permission.
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

Item #
WLD 117
Total Credits
7

Introduces the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process with emphasis on skill development using deep-penetrating electrodes in the flat and horizontal positions, deep-penetrating electrodes by welding various joints in the vertical and overhead positions.

Co-requisites
WLD 110, WLD 112, and instructor permission.
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

Item #
WLD 123
Total Credits
7

Develops understanding of the applications and techniques for using low-hydrogen SMAW electrodes in the flat and horizontal positions, low- hydrogen electrodes by welding various joint designs in the vertical and overhead positions.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of WLD 110, WLD 112, WLD 117, and instructor permission.
Co-requisites
WLD 152
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Gas Metal Arc Welding

Item #
WLD 152
Total Credits
7

Develops the ability to use the gas metal arc welding process to join carbon steels and aluminum with various joint designs in all positions.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of WLD 110, WLD 112, WLD 117, and instructor permission.
Co-requisites
WLD 123
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This page was last updated on June 19, 2017.