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Welding Technology - Applied, Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 1033 - Catalog 2017/2018

Timothy Colburn, Assistant Chair, 386-506-3279, Timothy.Colburn@daytonastate.edu

Frank Snyder, Director, 386-506-4171, Frank.Snyder@daytonastate.edu

Bridgette Cherry, Administrative Specialist, 386-506-4165, Bridgette.Cherry@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the Welding Technology program is to provide the knowledge, practice and skill development necessary to become a successful welder.

The program provides access to the vocational student with the latest technological equipment and methods. The program embraces diversity, equal access, and equal opportunity for training in the local, state manufacturing market.

Description:

The Welding Technology program is a 24.17 vocational credit certificate program. The curriculum is designed to give students a combination of classroom and lab related activities. A "hands-on" approach to student learning is evident as students learn the safety aspects of welding and become proficient at Stick, MIG, TIG and Oxy-acetyline welding. Students will also learn the related skill of blueprint reading which is required for employment as a welder or welder helper.  The program accepts new students in the Fall.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to safely follow rules and regulations to welding certification standards.
  2. Identify and use different tools, equipment, material and electrical products used in the industry.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of the industry including but not limited to theory, application, troubleshooting and safety.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the welding, commercial and industrial markets.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to plan and initiate projects in the welding field of work.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees: $1,988* (Book costs are not included)

Access Fee: $31 ($1.26 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $33

Lab Fees: $1000

Textbook Estimate: $300

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Students will have to purchase the following items (approximate costs: $190): Instructor approved welding helmet and face shield, welding jacket, leather welding gloves, work shoes or boots.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by visiting FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grants, loans and work programs available please visit the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Ability to understand and follow specific directions.
  • Ability to handle and operate all welding equipment in a safe manner.

Students who do not have a standard high school diploma/GED may be eligible for admission, on an alternative basis, to this program if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) which measures reading, English and math skills, and achieve specified minimum scores.
  2. Meet with a counselor/advisor for placement test evaluation to receive advice on course selection and registration.
  3. Students who do not have a standard high school diploma/GED cannot receive student financial aid.

Careers

CIP Code (6 digit): 48.0508

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

Program Length: The typical length of this program is four (4) semesters (51 weeks), with 83% graduating within this timeframe for 2014-15. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2013-14) for this field at 33%.

48.0508 Welding Technology/Welder

51-4121.00 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4121.00 Bright Outlook

51-4121.06 Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters http://www.onetonline.org/help/bright/51-4121.06 Green

51-4121.07 Solderers and Brazers http://www.onetonline.org/help/bright/51-4121.07

51-4122.00 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4122.00

For additional information on wages, trends and career videos:

http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?optstatus=011000000&soccode=514121&id=1&nodeid=2&stfips=12&search=Go

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

PMT0106CIntroduction to Welding I

90

PMT0109CIntroduction to Welding II and Lab

90

PMT0121CWelding III (Shield Metal Arc) and Lab

90

PMT0131CWelding VII (Gas Tungsten Arc) and Lab

90

PMT0134CWelding V (Gas Metal Arc) and Lab

90

PMT0154CWelding IV (Plasma Cut Welding and Introduction to MIG) and Lab

90

PMT0161CWelding VI (Introduction to Pipe Welding) and Lab

90

PMT0171CWelding VIII (Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc and Pipe Welding) and Lab

90

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

PMT0106CIntroduction to Welding I

90

PMT0109CIntroduction to Welding II and Lab

90

PMT0121CWelding III (Shield Metal Arc) and Lab

90

PMT0154CWelding IV (Plasma Cut Welding and Introduction to MIG) and Lab

90

2nd Semester

PMT0134CWelding V (Gas Metal Arc) and Lab

90

PMT0161CWelding VI (Introduction to Pipe Welding) and Lab

90

PMT0131CWelding VII (Gas Tungsten Arc) and Lab

90

PMT0171CWelding VIII (Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc and Pipe Welding) and Lab

90

TOTAL VOC.HRS. 24.17
TOTAL CONTACT HOURS 725.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.