CURRICULUM GUIDE

Welding Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0186  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

Welding is many processes of fusion, adhesion and cutting to fabricate or
repair products used in manufacturing, research and application.  A welding
technician could also qualify for welding inspection where welding codes are
applied.  A welder is a skilled craftsperson with a basic knowledge of metals,
applied mathematics, blueprint reading, good eyesight, self-discipline and a
respect for safety.  A welder also needs to work well with his/her hands and
have good manual coordination.  Many hours of practice and proper training in
the basics of MIG, TIG, shielded metal arc, brazing and oxy-fuel cutting and
plasma cutting are necessary.  Welders can be found in tool and die
industries, auto makers, construction, oil refineries, pipelines and pressure
vessels, aircraft industries and many more metal-related industries.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Manufacturing and Land Technologies Department, Gannon Vocational-
Technical Center, Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 62 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
EMSA 100    First Aid and CPR                                                2
MACH 105    Machine Tool Survey                                              3
MACH 135    Metallurgy and Heat Treat                                        4
MATH 114    Technical Math I                                                 4
MATH 115    Technical Math II                                                4
MFGM 125    Rigging                                                          2
MGMT 234    Diversity in the Workplace                                       3
PHYS 120    The Art of Physics                                               4
SPCH 110    Oral Communication in the Workplace                              3
WELD 100    Combination Welding                                              4
WELD 101    Advanced ARC Welding                                             4
WELD 110    Gas Metal ARC Welding                                            4
WELD 111    Gas Tungsten ARC Welding                                         4
WELD 120    Struct Fabrication/Inspec                                        4
WELD 125    Struct Blueprint Reading Weld                                    2
WELD 201    Tool and Die Welding                                             4
WELD 205    Pipe Welding                                                     4
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                 TOTAL: 7-9 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             0 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                             0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Core Area (See Note 1)                               0
            Science Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0

CHOICE 2:   Technical Related                                      7-9 Credits
ELTE 110    Practical Electricity                                            3
MACH 100    Manufacturing Processes                                          4
MFGM 102    Industrial Pneumatics                                            3
WELD 250    Welding Internship                                               3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   69

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
MACH 105          MACH 135          SPCH 110          EMSA 100
MATH 114          MATH 115          WELD 111          MGMT 234
MFGM 125          WELD 101          WELD 120          PHYS 120
WELD 100          WELD 110          WELD 125          WELD 201
WRIT 124          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           WELD 205