At a Glance:

Advisors:
Floyd: Joseph Burrage
Joseph Burrage, Program Director & Instructor of Welding
Office: Building F
Phone: 706-295-6990
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Industrial Technologies, Welding

Credentials

A.A.T., Gwinnett Technical College; Diploma, Welding and Joining Technology, Coosa Valley Technical College


Walker: Jeremiah Cooper
Jeremiah Cooper, Welding Instructor
Office: 310
Phone: 706-639-2067
Email:
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Industrial Technologies, Welding
 
Whitfield Murray: Gary DeBord
Gary DeBord, Welding Instructor
Office: B-611
Phone: 706-712-0702
Email:
Campus: Whitfield Murray Campus
Department: Industrial Technologies, Welding

 

VIDEO: Welding and Joining Technology

Welding and Joining Technology (WAJ2)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Whitfield Murray Campus
  • Walker County Campus
  • Floyd County Campus

Program Overview

The Welding and Joining Technology diploma is designed to prepare students for careers in the welding industry. Program learning opportunities develop academic, technical, professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes welding theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Welding and Joining Technology diploma, have the qualifications of a welding and joining technician, and are prepared to take qualification tests.

Entrance Dates:  Fall and Spring Semester (Pre-Occupational Courses Any Semester)

Gainful Employment Information

Entrance Requirements

Age:  Minimun of 16 years of age 

Course Overview

Credit Hours
General Core Curriculum (11 hours)
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today*s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.
Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.
Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.
Occupational Curriculum (39 hours)
Provides an introduction to welding technology with an emphasis on basic welding laboratory principles and operating procedures. Topics include: industrial safety and health practices, hand tool and power machine use, measurement, laboratory operating procedures, welding power sources, welding career potentials, and introduction to welding codes and standards.
WELD
1010
3
Introduces fundamental principles, safety practices, equipment, and techniques necessary for metal heating and oxyfuel cutting. Topics include: metal heating and cutting principles, safety procedures, use of cutting torches and apparatus, metal heating techniques, metal cutting techniques, manual and automatic oxyfuel cutting techniques, and oxyfuel pipe cutting. Practice in the laboratory is provided.
This course introduces the knowledge and skills necessary for reading welding and related blueprints and sketches. An emphasis is placed on identifying types of welds, and the associated abbreviations and symbols.
This course introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in flat positions. Qualification tests, flat position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial welds.
Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the horizontal position. Qualification tests, horizontal position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: horizontal SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes, selection and applications for horizontal SMAW, horizontal SMAW joints, and horizontal SMAW to specification.
Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the vertical position. Qualification tests, vertical position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: vertical SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes for vertical SMAW, vertical SMAW joints, and vertical SMAW to specification.
Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the overhead position. Qualification tests, overhead position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: overhead SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes for overhead SMAW, overhead SMAW joints, and overhead SMAW to specification.
4
Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, equipment and techniques required for successful gas metal arc welding. Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: GMAW safety and health practices; GMAW theory, machines, and set up; transfer modes; wire selection; shielded gas selection; and GMAW joints in all positions.
Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, inert gas, equipment, and techniques required for successful gas tungsten arc welding. Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the evaluating of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: GTAW safety and health practices; shielding gases; metal cleaning procedures; GTAW machines and set up; selection of filler rods; GTAW weld positions; and production of GTAW beads, bead patterns, and joints.
Introduces industrial qualification methods, procedures, and requirements. Students are prepared to meet the qualification criteria of selected national welding codes and standards. Topics include: test methods and procedures, national industrial codes and standards, fillet and groove weld specimens, and preparation for qualifications and job entry.
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Occupational Related Elective
3
Recommended Electives (0 hours)
3
Presents practices common in the welding and metal fabrication industry. Topics include: metal fabrication safety and health practices and metal fabrication procedures.
WELD
1152
3
Provides the opportunity to apply skills to pipe welding operations. Topics include: pipe welding safety and health practices, pipe welding nomenclature, pipe layout and preparation, pipe joint assembly, horizontal welds on pipe (2G), vertical welds on pipe (5G), and welds on 45 degree angle pipe (6G).
Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques required for successful flux cored arc welding (FCAW). Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standards welds. Topics include: FCAW safety and health practices, FCAW theory, machine set up and operation, shielded gas selection, and FCAW joints in all positions.
WELD
1154
3
Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques required for plasma cutting. Topics include: safety practices; plasma torch and theory; plasma machine set up and operation; and plasma cutting techniques.
3
Provides an introduction to ornamental ironworks with emphasis on safety practices, equipment and ornamental ironwork techniques. Topics include: introduction to ornamental ironworks and safety practices; use of scroll machine, and use of bar twister.
This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of metal welding and cutting techniques. Instruction is provided in safety and health practices, metal fabrication preparation, and metal fabrication procedures.