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Welding Concentration

What We Offer

Welding Technology - Associates of Arts

Welding - Certificate

Pipe Welding - Certificate

TIG Welding - Certificate

Welding - Occupational Skills Award

Concentration Information

 
The TVCC Welding program is designed to train students for an entry-level position in the welding industry.  Employment opportunities are available both locally and globally.  For example in Athens, Texas employment opportunities are available in the fabrication of steel buildings. Additional employment opportunities are in the following industries:
  • shipyards on the coast
  • oil fields,
  • aero-space
  • automotive
  •  industry
  • electrical generating plants 
If you are interested in travel, there are welding jobs in the oil fields of North Africa, The North Sea, Russia and the former Soviet Union, China, Central and South America. 

According to the most recent publication of the U.S. Department of Labor's  Occupational Outlook Handbook, from 2010 to 2020 employment of welding specialists is expected to grow 15 percent.  The following videos provides additional information on welding careers in the State of Texas. These video were produced by the Texas Genuine project whose Web site provides information on workforce careers. 
 
 
 

WLDG 1202. Fundamentals of Gas Metal Arc Welding. (GMAW) (2-1-4)

Fundamentals of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). Includes setup and safe use of GMAW equipment as well as instruction in various basic weld joints. Lab fee.

WLDG 1206. Fundamentals of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. (GTAW) (2-1-4)

Fundamentals of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). Includes setup and safe use of GTAW equipment as well as instruction in flat positions on joint designs. Lab fee.

WLDG 1317. Introduction to Layout and Fabrication. (3-3-0)

A fundamental course in layout and fabrication related to the welding industry. Major emphasis on structural shapes and use in construction.

WLDG 1323. Welding, Safety, Tools, and Equipment. (3-3-0)

An introduction to welding equipment and safety practices, including OSHA standards for industry. Lab Fees: $35 to include OSHA 10 Hr. Certification

WLDG 1391. Special Topics in Welder/Welding Technologist (3-2-4)

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Lab fee.

WLDG 1407. Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes. (4-2-4)

Basic welding techniques using some of the following processes: Oxy-fuel welding(OFW) and cutting, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Lab Fee.

WLDG 1428. Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding. (SMAW) (4-2-4) DUAL ARC PROGRAM ONLY

An introduction to the shielded metal arc welding process. Emphasis placed on power sources, electrode selection, and various joint designs. Lab Fee.

WLDG 1430. Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). (4-2-4) DUAL ARC PROGRAM ONLY

Principles of gas metal arc welding, setup and use of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) equipment, and safe use of tools/equipment. Instruction in various joint designs. Lab fee.

WLDG 1435. Introduction to Pipe Welding (4-2-8)

An introduction to welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW) including electrode selection, equipment setup and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld positions 1G and 2G using various electrodes. Lab fee.

WLDG 1457. Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (4-3-3) DUAL ARC PROGRAM ONLY

A study of the production of various fillets and groove welds. Preparation of specimens for testing in various positions. Lab fee.

WLDG 1521. Welding Fundamentals  (5-3-6)

An introduction to the fundamentals of equipment used in oxyacetylene and arc welding, including welding and cutting safety, basic oxy acetylene welding and cutting, basic arc welding processes and basic metallurgy. Lab fee.

WLDG 1530. Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) (5-3-6)

A study of the principles of gas metal arc welding, setup and use of GMAW equipment and safe use of tools/equipment. Instruction in various joint designs. Lab fee.

WLDG 1534. Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. (GTAW) (5-3-6)

Principles of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), including setup, GTAW equipment. Instruction in various positions and joint designs. Lab Fee.

WLDG 1557. Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). (5-3-6)

A study of the production of various fillets and groove welds. Preparation of specimens for testing in all test positions. Lab fee.

WLDG 2443. Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding. (SMAW) (4-3-3) DUAL ARC PROGRAM ONLY

Advanced topics based on accepted welding codes. Training provided with various electrodes in shielded metal arc welding processes with open V-groove joints in all positions. Lab fee.

WLDG 2506. Intermediate Pipe Welding. (5-3-5)

A comprehensive course on the welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Welding will be done using various positions. Topics covered include electrode selection, equipment setup and safe shop practices. Lab fee.

WLDG 2543. Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding. (SMAW) (5-3-6)

Advanced topics based on accepted welding codes. Training provided with various electrodes in shielded metal arc welding processes with open V-groove joint in various positions. Lab Fee.

WLDG 2551. Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. (GTAW). (5-3-6)

Advanced topics in GTAW welding, including welding in various positions and directions. Lab Fee. 

WLDG 2553. Advanced Pipe Welding. (5-3-5)

Advanced topics involving welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Topics include electrode selection, equipment setup and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld positions 5G and 6G using various electrodes. Lab fee.

 

 

 
 

AGRI 2301 Agricultural Power Units (S)

AGRI 2303 Agricultural Construction (F)

ARCE 2344 Statics & Strength of Materials (F)

DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting (F)

DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling/Design (S)

WLDG 1206 Fund of Gas Tungsten Arc Weld (GTAW) (S)

WLDG 1435 Introduction to Pipe Welding (S)

WLDG 1534 Intro to Gas Tungsten Arc Weld (GTAW) (S)

WLDG 2506 Intermediate Pipe Welding (SUM)

WLDG 2553 Advanced Pipe Welding (SUM)

 

 

 

Component Area

Courses

Semester Hours

Communication (010)

Both:

ENGL 1301 AND

ENGL 1302

6

Mathematics (020)

One course from:

MATH 1314, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 2312, 2413

3

Life & Physical Sciences (030)

*Two Courses from:

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

6

Language, Philosophy,

And Culture (040)

One course from:

ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328,  2332,  2333

HUMA 1301

PHIL 2306

SPAN 2311, 2312

3

Creative Arts (050)

One course from:

ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304

DRAM 1310, 2366

MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310

3

History (060)

Two courses from:

HIST 1301,HIST 1302, HIST 2301

6

Government (070)

Both:

GOVT 2305 AND GOVT 2306

6

Social & Behavioral Sciences (080)

One course from:

ECON 2301, 2302

PSYC 2301, 2314

SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301

3

Component Area Requirement CAO (090)

Two courses from:

BCIS 1305

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

EDUC/PSYC 1300

ENGL 2311

MATH 1314,1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1351, 2312, 2413, 2414, 2318, 2320, 2415

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

SPCH 1315, 1321

6

Suggested Pathway Electives

Suggested pathway electives  to complete 60 semester hours

18

(2 of the 18 hours will consist of science labs)

*The following science combinations will satisfy the life & physical science requirement

BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407; BIOL 1408 and BIOL 1409; BIOL 1411 and BIOL 1413; BIOL 1406 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1407 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1408 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1409 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1411 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1413 with any CHEM or PHYS; CHEM 1405 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1406 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1405 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1406 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1407 with any BIOL or PHYS

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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