2020-2021 Catalog 
  
    Nov 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

Welding (Diploma)


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CIP 48.0508
Degree: Diploma
Program Code: 707-01
Program Length: 2 Year - 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 61

SWCC is an ATF Accredited Test Facility. We offer low cost testing for a range of processes and student discounted rates. A free skills evaluation is available.

Program Advisor

Allen Martin 
276.964.7253
Davis Hall Room 133

Purpose: This curriculum has been designed to prepare welding students to fill the gap in industrial manufacturing between the welder/fitter-welder and the welding shop foreman. The welding Diploma program is designed to train students to fulfill higher positions in industrial welding upon graduation from the program.

Occupational Objectives:

Welder
Fitter-Welder
Shop Foreman

Admission Requirements: Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the College.

Program Requirements: The Welding Diploma program is designed to prepare students to work as industrial welders in a leadership position, and to provide them with an introduction to the problems associated with the various types of equipment and materials used in welding. In addition to the courses in welding, students will receive instruction in first aid and safety, blueprint reading, computer applications, machine shop practices, computer aided drafting, and computer numerical controls. The student also receives instruction in basic occupational communication, and applied mathematics which provide the graduate with a general knowledge base necessary for effective functioning in the industrial setting.

Students successfully completing the program receive the Diploma in Welding. Job opportunities for industrial welding leadership exists in many areas, primarily in the manufacturing and service areas.

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 13
  • Lab Hours: 12
  • Course Credits: 17

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 10
  • Lab Hours: 9
  • Course Credits: 13

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 13
  • Lab Hours: 6
  • Course Credits: 15

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 13
  • Lab Hours: 8
  • Course Credits: 16

Total Minimum Credits: 61


*Elective requires division approval.

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