Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Welding Technologies

Date: 12-APR-11

Effective Term: Fall 2011
The certificate level courses in the Welding Technologies program guide the student through a series of process skills using manual and automated welding. The program develops foundation and advanced skills using various current welding processes. The types of welding process training include GMAW (MIG), GTAW (TIG), SMAW (ARC), FCAW and OXY-FUEL and PLASMA cutting. Materials welded include mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel. Courses offered prepare the student for entry level and advanced level employment, job enhancement and may also transfer to a bachelors degree program. Courses offered can also provide the skill set necessary to successfully complete welder certification testing required by many welding companies.

Program Required Courses Minimum Credits: 31.00

ELT 100 Basic Electricity 2
MACH 103 Fundamentals/Machine Tool Oper 4
MSM 120 Basic Fluid Power 2
MSM 260 Metallurgy/Mechanical Testing 4
WELD 190 Welding Rapid Skills Training 10
WELD 240 Shld Metal Arc Wld-Pipe/SMAW-P 3
WELD 255 Advanced Inert Gas Welding 3
WELD 265 Automated Welding 3

  Minimum Total Credits: 31