Programs

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Welding Technology
The Welding Technology program prepares students for entry-level welder employment in production, job shop, or maintenance positions. Students master basic and advanced welding skills while operating heavy industrial fabrication equipment and state-of-the-art welding equipment. The curriculum places equal focus on the development of fabrication skills and techniques. Student will be expected to not only demonstrate their proficiency with various weld processes but their ability to fabricate projects within specified tolerances using those processes.

The multiple certificates and degree options available within this program allow students the option to stop-out and enter the workforce, and re-enter the program as needed, or complete their program of study without stopping. Students enrolled in a welding program will have the opportunity to earn multiple American Welding Society certifications.
Welded Sculpture/Fabrication (CC)
Major Area Requirements
ART 295
WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY I
1 cr.
ART 296
WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY II
1 cr.
ART 297
WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY III
1 cr.
WELD 120
WELDED SCULPTURE LAB I
3 cr.
WELD 121
WELDING SCULPTURE LAB II
3 cr.
WELD 122
WELDED SCULPTURE LAB III
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 12
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Use personal-protection safety equipment and demonstrate safe work habits.
  • Operate state-of-the-art welding equipment used in today's fabrication industries.
  • Weld components in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions.
  • Utilize CNC software for plasma shape-cutting.
Flux Core Arc Welding (CA)
Major Area Requirements
HLTH 120
ADULT CPR AND FIRST AID
1 cr.
WELD 102
INTRODUCTION TO WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 110
WELDING BLUEPRINT READING
5 cr.
WELD 142
FLUX CORE ARC WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 143
FLUX CORE ARC FABRICATION
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 24
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate Welding Technology principles of operation, terminology and safe practices related to Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and cutting processes.
  • Explain the use of FCAW electrodes.
  • Demonstrate the functions of FCAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls.
  • Describe the criteria for visual inspection of FCAW weldments.
  • Demonstrate Oxy Fuel Cutting and Plasma Arc Cutting principles of operation.
  • Interpret blueprints and specifications.
Gas Metal Arc Welding (CA)
Major Area Requirements
HLTH 120
ADULT CPR AND FIRST AID
1 cr.
WELD 102
INTRODUCTION TO WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 110
WELDING BLUEPRINT READING
5 cr.
WELD 140
GAS METAL ARC WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 141
GAS METAL ARC FABRICATION
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 24
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and cutting processes.
  • Explain the use of GMAW electrodes.
  • Describe the functions of GMAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls.
  • Describe the criteria for visual inspection of GMAW weldments.
  • Demonstrate Oxy/fuel Cutting and Plasma Arc Cutting principles of operation.
  • Interpret blueprints and specifications.
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (CA)
Major Area Requirements
HLTH 120
ADULT CPR AND FIRST AID
1 cr.
WELD 102
INTRODUCTION TO WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 110
WELDING BLUEPRINT READING
5 cr.
WELD 240
GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 241
GAS METAL ARC FABRICATION
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 24
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and cutting processes.
  • Explain the use of GTAW electrodes.
  • Describe the functions of GTAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls.
  • Describe the criteria for visual inspection of GTAW weldments.
  • Demonstrate Plasma Arc Welding and Plasma Arc Cutting principles of operation.
  • Interpret blueprints and specifications.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (CA)
Major Area Requirements
HLTH 120
ADULT CPR AND FIRST AID
1 cr.
WELD 102
INTRODUCTION TO WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 110
WELDING BLUEPRINT READING
5 cr.
WELD 144
SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 145
SHIELDED METAL ARC FABRICATION
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 24
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and cutting processes.
  • Explain the use of SMAW electrodes.
  • Describe the functions of SMAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls.
  • Describe the criteria for visual inspection of SMAW weldments.
  • Demonstrate Plasma Arc Welding and Plasma Arc Cutting principles of operation.
  • Interpret blueprints and specifications.
Welding Technician (CP)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
3 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
3 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
3 cr.
Major Area Requirements
HLTH 120
ADULT CPR AND FIRST AID
1 cr.
WELD 102
INTRODUCTION TO WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 110
WELDING BLUEPRINT READING
5 cr.
WELD 140
GAS METAL ARC WELDING
6 cr.
and
WELD 141
GAS METAL ARC FABRICATION
6 cr.
or
ART 295
WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY I
1 cr.
and
ART 296
WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY II
1 cr.
and
ART 297
WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY III
1 cr.
and
WELD 120
WELDED SCULPTURE LAB I
3 cr.
and
WELD 121
WELDING SCULPTURE LAB II
3 cr.
and
WELD 122
WELDED SCULPTURE LAB III
3 cr.
WELD 142
FLUX CORE ARC WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 143
FLUX CORE ARC FABRICATION
6 cr.
WELD 144
SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 145
SHIELDED METAL ARC FABRICATION
6 cr.
WELD 156
WELDING CERTIFICATION
2 cr.
WELD 240
GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 241
GAS METAL ARC FABRICATION
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 71
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate proficiency in gas metal arc welding.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in flux core arc welding.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in gas tungsten arc welding.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in shielded metal arc welding.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in oxy/fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting and carbon-arc cutting processes.
  • Demonstrate correct operation of metal working equipment.
  • Interpret blueprints and specifications.
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
Welding Technologies (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
5 cr.
Computational Skills
5 cr.
Human Relations (5 credits required)
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
HLTH 120
ADULT CPR AND FIRST AID
1 cr.
WELD 102
INTRODUCTION TO WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 110
WELDING BLUEPRINT READING
5 cr.
WELD 140
GAS METAL ARC WELDING
6 cr.
and
WELD 141
GAS METAL ARC FABRICATION
6 cr.
or
ART 295
WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY I
1 cr.
and
ART 296
WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY II
1 cr.
and
ART 297
WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY III
1 cr.
and
WELD 120
WELDED SCULPTURE LAB I
3 cr.
and
WELD 121
WELDING SCULPTURE LAB II
3 cr.
and
WELD 122
WELDED SCULPTURE LAB III
3 cr.
WELD 142
FLUX CORE ARC WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 143
FLUX CORE ARC FABRICATION
6 cr.
WELD 144
SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 145
SHIELDED METAL ARC FABRICATION
6 cr.
WELD 156
WELDING CERTIFICATION
2 cr.
WELD 240
GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 241
GAS METAL ARC FABRICATION
6 cr.
WELD 242
ADVANCED WIRE FEED WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 243
ADVANCED WIRE FEED FABRICATION
6 cr.
WELD 244
ADVANCED GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 245
ADVANCED GAS TUNGSTEN ARC FABRICATION
6 cr.
MACH 235
ELEMENTARY METALLURGY
2 cr.
MACH 236
ELEMENTARY METALLURGY LAB
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 105
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies effectively. Assess a victim(s) condition and determine proper care. Administer rescue breathing and CPR to adults. Identify injury prevention strategies. Assess a victim(s) condition and preform appropriate first aid. Determine the appropriate and proper response to situational questions and select the best answer.
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely use all metal working shop equipment and perform safety inspections of said equipment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully weld and understand the processes and equipment used in manual and semi-automatic welding.
  • Demonstrate basic shop drawing and sketching. Explain multi-view drawings. Interpret the title block components. Interpret local and general drawing notes. Explain various drawing change systems. Decipher drawing parts lists and bill of materials. Explain dimensioning and tolerance system. Demonstrate drawing element interpretation. Define drawing terms and definitions. Demonstrate the use and interpretation of welding symbols. Explain welded joint geometry. Identify and describe drawing line conventions. As defined by the American Welding Society, as well as adhering to ANSI Y14.1-1996, ANSI/AWS A2.4, and various industry practices.
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to GMAW welding and cutting processes. Understand and explain the use of GMAW electrodes. Describe the functions of GMAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls. Describe the criteria for visual inspection of GMAW weldments. Describe OFC and PAC principles of operation.
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to GMAW welding and cutting processes. Understand and explain the use of common hand tools. Apply GMAW in the assembly of layout projects. Describe the criteria for visual inspection of GMAW weldments. Apply OFC and PAC principles of operation to layout projects.
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to FCAW welding and cutting processes. Understand and explain the use of FCAW electrodes. Describe the functions of FCAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls. Describe the criteria for visual inspection of FCAW weldments. Describe OFC, PAC and CAG-A principles of operation.
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to OFC, CAC-A and SMAW welding and cutting processes. Understand and explain the use of SMAW electrodes. Describe the functions of SMAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls. Describe the criteria for visual inspection of SMAW weldments. Describe OFC and CAC-A principles of operation.
  • Obtain or work towards AWS certifications in multiple process. Enhance skills in FCAW, SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, SAW, PAC and Oxy/fuel cutting processes.
  • Identify and use Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to OFC, PAW and GTAW welding and cutting processes. Understand and explain the use of GTAW electrodes. Describe the functions of GTAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls. Describe the criteria for visual inspection of GTAW weldments. Identify, select and proper use of layout tools.
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to FCAW & GMAW welding and cutting processes. Understand and explain the use of specialty wire feed equipment. Apply FCAW/GMAW in out of position welding. Describe the criteria for visual inspection of FCAW/GMAW weldments. Apply OFC and PAC principles of operation to weld assignments.
  • Identify and use Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to GMAW, FCAW, SAW welding, and OFC & PAC cutting processes. Understand and explain the use of wire electrodes in fabrication. Describe the functions of wire feed power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls. Describe the criteria for visual inspection of wire feed weldments. Identify, select and proper use of layout tools.
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to GTAW welding and cutting processes. Understand and explain the use of GTAW electrodes. Describe the functions of GTAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls. Describe the criteria for visual inspection of GTAW weldments. Describe PAW and PAC principles of operation.
  • Recognize the many types of metals and their use. Write and speak clearly about the characteristics of metals. Define and use metallurgical terminology on tests, for written and/or oral reports and during individual and group presentations. Analyze lab results and understand their close relationship to everyday living. Apply metallurgical knowledge to welding and machining metals as-well-as other trade uses. Assess the value of metals in everyday use.
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)