V.C., Applied Welding Technologies Certificate

Welding Technologies Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate
Type: PSAVC
Major Code : WELDTEC-VC
CIP: 0648050805
Educational Plan: WELDTEC-VC

Program Description

The Welding Technologies Post-Secondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) Certificate prepares students for high-demand jobs in construction, manufacturing, repair and maintenance industries as welders, welder helpers, welder assemblers, production line welders and flame cutters. A hands-on learning environment in conjunction with classroom lessons, students will be introduced to the fundamental aspects of the trade, including workplace safety, blueprint reading, metallurgy, various welding processes and techniques. An augmented reality system is integrated throughout the curriculum to deliver immediate, quantitative and objective feedback on welding technique performance. Students develop proper skills more quickly, with increased accuracy and allows students to accelerate technique proficiency. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be proficient in Stick, MIG, TIG and Oxy-acetylene welding and will have the opportunity to earn industry certifications for entry-level positions*.

This program is designed for full-time, daytime track students to be completed within 12 months. However, part-time tracks may be available to be completed in 24 months. The curriculum includes both online learning and on-campus lab experiences. Students must have access to a computer and the internet. Prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher to continue to the next sequence of courses. Students must complete the program with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher. This program is financial aid eligible.

*Welding certifications are conducted by an independent, third-party material testing agency. The cost of the first three welding certifications are included in lab fees. Additional welding certificates can be achieved at a cost of $85 per test specimen.

Students are responsible for purchasing the following welding equipment for the program: instructor approved welding helmet and face shield, welding jacket, leather welding gloves, steel-toe boots, safety glasses, torch cutting safety glasses, 12" adjustable wrench, tape measure, soap stone and holder.

To enroll in the program, candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Apply and be accepted to Seminole State College;
  • Meet with program coordinator for department consent to register for this program;
  • If required, complete the Form 9, Level D Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and successfully meet the following minimum scores to complete the program:**
    • Language: 568
    • Math: 579
    • Reading: 570

**Students who graduated high school after 2007 are not required to take the TABE.

Total program hours: 1050

Available Courses
Required Courses

PSAV Core Prerequisites: The following courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher:

Students entering into the construction building trade programs are introduced to common sense safety practices in order to minimize on-the-job injurues. An emphasis will be placed on jobsite safety rules, personal safety attitudes and behaviors. This course encompasses industry standards such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and the proper use of safety equipment such as fire extinguishers and scaffolding. Students will become familiar with emergency response and disaster plans. This course is the core prerequisite for several PSAV certificate programs and must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
Students entering into the construction building trades are introduced to the different types of plans used in the industry and how information is conveyed through these documents. This course will familiarize students with light construction building systems and a variety of assemblies. Topics include basic construction abbreviations, symbology, various scaling of drawings and how the specifications identify materials and methods. Related building codes will be briefly discussed. Students will also gain practical math skills needed in the architectural, construction and associated subcontract or professions, such as measurements for material, calculation of work hours and labor costs. This course is the core prerequisite for several PSAV certificate programs and must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.

Required Core Welding Courses: The following courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher to continue with the next sequence of coursework.

This introductory course provides fundamentals of the welding industry, such as basic industrial and manufacturing processes, welding techniques and applications, metal identification and properties and the interpretation of welding drawings and symbols. The course will familiarize students with the history of welding, career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. An emphasis will be placed on welding safety and the use of maintenance of equipment. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
This introductory course is a combination of class lecture and lessons completed with the augmented reality technology system. Students will receive post-weld feedback on his or her accuracy of work angle, travel angle, travel speed and aim. Students gain knowledge in cleaning and preparing base metals and topics such as the basic oxyacetylene and plasma-arc cutting. This course is to be taken in conjunction with the welding skills development lab and must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
This intermediate course is a continuation of skills acquired in Welder Assistant 1 and is a combination of class lecture and lessons completed with the augmented reality technology system. Students will receive post-weld feedback on his or her accuracy of work angle, travel angle, travel speed and aim. Students will gain knowledge of intermediate oxyacetylene and plasma-arc cutting principles and basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). This course is to be taken in conjunction with the welding skills development lab and must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
This intermediate course is a continuation of skills acquired in previous courses. This course is a combination of class lecture and lessons completed with the augmented reality technology system. Students will receive post-weld feedback on his or her accuracy of work angle, travel angle, travel speed and aim. Students will gain knowledge of intermediate skills, such as Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Employability skills in resume and cover letter writing, conducting a job search and job interviews will be introduced. This course is to be taken in conjunction with the welding skills development lab and must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
This advanced course is a combination of class lecture and lessons completed with the augmented reality technology system. Students will receive post-weld feedback on his or her accuracy of work angle, travel angle, travel speed and aim. Students gain knowledge of skills such as Flux-Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and a basic understanding of pipe welding. This course is to be taken in conjunction with the welding skills development lab and must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
Upon successful completion of the defined augmented reality system milestones in co-requisite course(s), students will further develop hands-on experience with welding techniques, positions and applications in a laboratory setting. This course may be repeated up to five times to acquire the necessary lab hours required to complete the certificate program. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.

Note: PMT 0930L is repeated 5 times throughout this program.

This program has been identified as a U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Program. For more information, visit seminolestate.edu/gainful-employment
Note:

Courses beginning with a leading digit of "0", postsecondary adult vocational courses and AER prefix courses do not meet the requirements for an Associate in Arts or Bachelor's degree. 

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

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