Integrated Metals: Welding Technology AWS Certified Welder
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Catalog Year 2013-2014*
*Information regarding the requirements for this Limited Entry program is available by accessing the Admissions to Limited & Restricted Entry Programs page
MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Steven Davis: 503-491-7629 - Room IT 44
Rick Walters: 503-491-7209 - Room IT 41
For program costs, completions and job placement information, please click here.
All of the courses in the American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welder Certificate option are applicable to the base Integrated Metals AAS Degree with the exception of some of the shortened lab classes. These shortened lab classes are typically offered as the evening Welding program and/or are a part of the VESL Welding certificate program. Students completing the required courses with a grade of "C" or better who are able to provide proof of an AWS certification in a minimum of one process and position will be eligible for this certificate. AWS certification in a particular process and position is often what is needed for one to qualify for a welding position in many manufacturing industries.
This program is designed for fall term entry. Entry during winter term may delay program completion by one or more terms and is based on individual qualifications as determined by welding technology instructors, and completion of admission criteria. No students will be accepted in the spring. This is a limited-entry program. Students must apply and be accepted into the program to have their major changed to one of the Integrated Metals Welding program options.
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate safety procedures and safety inspections for welding processes and related equipment
- Identify welding equipment related accessories, and explain power source principles of operation
- Read, interpret and apply blueprints for the production and inspection of manufactured work pieces.
- List and perform set-up, adjustments and safe operations of welding and oxy-fuel cutting equipment for the preparing and completion of welding practice plates
- Describe and perform welding processes as they relate to the welding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals
- Identify various electrodes, filler wires, shielding gasses and current types , including their relationship to base metals
- Describe and apply the variables and techniques used to weld carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum to print specification with regard to joint types, weld types, and positions of welding
- Visually examine welds for discontinuities, defects, correct weld size, and placement
- Produce acceptable test plate weldments according to American Welding Society (AWS) standards.
|First Quarter (Fall)
||SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding/ Stick) Theory
||SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding/Stick) Lab or
IMTL121 SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding/Stick) Lab1
|Second Quarter (Winter)
||GMAW /FCAW (Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding/Wire Feed) Theory
||GMAW /FCAW (Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding/Wire Feed) Lab or
IMTL141 GMAW /FCAW (Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding/Wire Feed) Lab1
|Third Quarter (Spring)
||Blueprint Reading for Welding Applications
||Welding Certification Prep Lab or
IMTL163 Welding Certification Preparation Lab1
This program is not financial aid eligible. However, the related degree program, Integrated Metals AAS is aid eligible. Additional Occupational Supplemental Supporting Courses.
|Additional Occupational Supplemental Supporting Courses
||Introduction to GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding/TIG ) Theory/Lab
||Introduction to GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding/MIG ) Theory/Lab
|Welding Practice Lab
||General Welding I
||Introduction to CNC Cutting
1Four-credit courses are offered days only. See program adviser for more information