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Welding Student Learning Outcomes

Welding Program graduates will

  • Identify safe welding practices and procedures conforming to American Welding Society (AWS) Z 49 standards.
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of making welds with all types of mild steel electrodes, arc air gouging and the welding of mild steel in all positions in a safe manner.
  • Exhibit a basic understanding of metallurgy required of a competent welder.
  • Interpret both basic and advanced welding fabrications blueprints including: welding symbols, weld testing symbols, structural steel shapes, and welding specifications.
  • Document advanced knowledge and techniques for the safe and successful operation of gas tungsten welding, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and oxy fuel gas welding.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of code practices and procedures in American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1.
  • Perform an American Welding Society (AWS) 1G with a backing strip test or 3G with an open root.

Contact Information

If you are considering this program as an area of study, consult with a faculty member in this field.

Peter Deeman, Program Advisor

Dan Jacobson, Program Support Specialist

Campus Location