Printed on 1/23/2021
Welding Technology, Industrial
Associate Degree (AAS)
Part Time and Full Time
Financial Aid Eligible
Time of Day:
Day and Evening
*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.
As an industrial welding technician, you assist engineers, supervisors and journeyworkers in the production of quality welded and metal fabricated parts. You will learn how to provide technical assistance in the planning, development and implementation of a production cycle. Your training includes lots of hands-on training in fabrication and welding techniques, along with a thorough understanding of manufacturing processes. You’ll also cover robotic arc welding, electrical safety, material properties and welding codes. This degree program equips you with skills you need for a successful career in industrial welding.
Industrial Welding Technician
An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.
Credit Transfer Options
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Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.
- Demonstrate industry recognized safety practices
- Interpret welding drawings
- Produce gas metal arc welds (GMAW)
- Produce flux core welds (FCAW)
- Produce gas tungsten arc welds (GTAW)
- Produce shielded metal arc welds (SMAW)
- Produce welds using robotic arc welding equipment
- Maintain robotic arc welding cells and equipment
- Form materials to detailed drawings
- Cut materials to detailed drawings
- Join materials to detailed drawings
- Layout components/assemblies
- Inspect product
- Design product for fabrication
- Weld pipe
- Program a robotic arc welding cell
- Troubleshoot robotic arc welding cell problems
- Produce finished product to specification
There are [required supplies](https://www.fvtc.edu/Portals/0/PDFs/Programs/Welding-Supplies-List.pdf) for the Welding Program. Students must come to class the first day with all welding supplies; they'll not be provided for you.
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