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WLD – Welding Outcomes

AAS - Welding Technology AAS Degree

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Actively build skills by identifying, assessing and taking advantage of learning opportunities that contribute to personal growth in writing, health, physical education, science, mathematics, social science, arts and humanities.
  • Self-Reflection
Function safely in a welding environment.
  • Professional Competence
Demonstrate an understanding of the variety of human cultures, perspectives, and forms of expressions as well as their own cultural expressions.
  • Cultural Awareness
Communicate effectively with employers, co-workers and customers.
  • Communication
Demonstrate professional work ethics.
  • Professional Competence
Participate in earth friendly environmental activities such as recycling metal, plastics, paint and other items associated with the welding profession.
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
Think critically and creatively to trouble shoot and solve welding problems.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Apply math and science concepts applicable to welding processes.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Interpret blueprints to accurately fabricate a product.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Cut, prepare and assemble projects to specified tolerances.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Weld common joint assemblies in all positions in accordance with AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code using SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, OAC, OAW, PAC, and advanced fabrication techniques.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Weld and be prepared to take the following welding certification tests evaluated by a third party agency: SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and a pipe weld test.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Customized Less Than One-Year Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Function safely in a welding environment.
  • Professional Competence
Interpret blueprints to accurately fabricate a product.
  • Professional Competence
Weld common joint assemblies in all positions to prepare for certification in the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW).
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - General Fabrication Preparation Less Than One-Year Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Function safely in a welding environment.
  • Professional Competence
Apply math and science concepts applicable to the fabrication process.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Interpret blueprints to accurately fabricate a product.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Cut, prepare and assemble projects to specified tolerances.
  • Professional Competence
Weld common joint assemblies in all positions in accordance with AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code using SMAW, GMAW, and/or FCAW.
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - Wire and TIG Welding Less Than One-Year: Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Function safely in a welding environment.
  • Professional Competence
Communicate effectively with employers, co-workers and customers.
  • Communication
Demonstrate professional work ethics.
  • Professional Competence
Think critically and creatively to trouble shoot and solve welding problems.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Apply math and science concepts applicable to welding processes.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Interpret blueprints to accurately fabricate a product.
  • Professional Competence
Cut, prepare and assemble projects to specified tolerances.
  • Professional Competence
Weld common joint assemblies in all positions in accordance with AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code using SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and OAC.
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - Welding Technology Less Than One-Year Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Function safely in a welding environment.
  • Professional Competence
Communicate effectively with employers, co-workers and customers.
  • Communication
Demonstrate professional work ethics.
  • Professional Competence
Demonstrate an understanding of the variety of human cultures, perspectives, and forms of expressions as well as their own cultural expressions.
  • Cultural Awareness
Participate in earth friendly environmental activities such as recycling metal, plastics, paint and other items associated with the welding profession.
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
Think critically and creatively to trouble shoot and solve welding problems.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Apply math and science concepts applicable to welding processes.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Interpret blueprints to accurately fabricate a product.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Cut, prepare and assemble projects to specified tolerances
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Weld common joint assemblies in all positions in accordance with AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code using SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and OAC.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Be prepared to take the following welding certification tests evaluated by a third party agency: SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - Wire Welding Certification Preparation Less Than One-Year: Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Function safely in a welding environment.
  • Professional Competence
Interpret blueprints to accurately fabricate a product.
  • Professional Competence
Weld common joint assemblies in all positions to prepare for certification in Wire Welding process areas.
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - Flux Core Arc Welding Certification Preparation Less Than One-Year: Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Function safely in a welding environment.
  • Professional Competence
Interpret blueprints to accurately fabricate a product.
  • Professional Competence
Weld common joint assemblies in all positions to prepare for certification in the Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW).
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Certification Preparation Less Than One-Year: Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Function safely in a welding environment.
  • Professional Competence
Interpret blueprints to accurately fabricate a product.
  • Professional Competence
Weld common joint assemblies in all positions to prepare for certification in the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process.
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - Metal Fabrication Customized Less Than One-Year Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Function safely in a welding environment.
  • Professional Competence
Apply math and science concepts applicable to welding processes.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Interpret blueprints to accurately fabricate a product.
  • Professional Competence
Cut, prepare and assemble projects to specified tolerances
  • Professional Competence
Weld common joint assemblies in all positions in accordance with AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code using SMAW, GMAW, and/or FCAW.
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - Pipe Welding Customized Less than One-Year Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Function safely in a welding environment.
  • Professional Competence
Interpret blueprints to accurately fabricate a product.
  • Professional Competence
Weld common joint assemblies in all positions to prepare for a pipe welding certification test.
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - Pipe Welding Certification Preparation Less Than One-Year: Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Function safely in a welding environment.
  • Professional Competence
Interpret blueprints to accurately fabricate a product.
  • Professional Competence
Weld common joint assemblies in all positions to prepare for a pipe welding certification(s).
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certification Preparation Less Than One-Year Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Function safely in a welding environment.
  • Professional Competence
Interpret blueprints to accurately fabricate a product.
  • Professional Competence
Weld common joint assemblies in all positions to prepare for certification in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW).
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - Shielded Metal Arc Welding Customized Less Than One-Year Career Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Function safely in a welding environment.
  • Professional Competence
Interpret blueprints to accurately fabricate a product.
  • Professional Competence
Weld common joint assemblies in all positions to prepare for certification in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW).
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - Wire Welding Customized Less Than One-Year Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Function safely in a welding environment.
  • Professional Competence
Interpret blueprints to accurately fabricate a product.
  • Professional Competence
Weld common joint assemblies in all positions to prepare for certification using wire welding process(es).
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - Welding Certification Preparation Customized Less Than One-Year Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Function safely in a welding environment.
  • Professional Competence
Interpret blueprints to accurately fabricate a product.
  • Professional Competence
Weld common joint assemblies in all positions to prepare for a welding certification test.
  • Professional Competence