Welding and Fabrication Technology
- Describe and demonstrate safe use of each type of welding equipment;
- Select and demonstrate various joining processes;
- Estimate type, quantity, cost, and weight of a welded fabrication from blueprint information;
- Demonstrate proper setup, adjustment, and use of typical cutting and welding equipment;
- Demonstrate proficiency in OXYFUEL, SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW processes;
- Visually inspect and document proper applications of welding processes;
- Demonstrate techniques and devices for minimizing part distortion during welding;
- Apply advanced fabrication techniques including design, layout, fixturing and production welding that is commonly found throughout fabrication shops; and
- Develop and schedule the sequence to complete a fabrication project from start to finish including blueprints, estimating, quality control, and any coating requirements.
Second Semester Total: 18
CAS Total Credits: 32
- Proof of a score of 55 (Level 1) or higher in Intro/Beginning Algebra on the FVCC math Placement OR an officialtranscript proving "C-" or better in M065, its equivalent, or higher math course. For more information visit www.fvcc.edu/student/placement-.
- After completing the program, students should be qualified for the following certifications:
- AWS D 1.1 in Limited Thickness Certification
- AWS D 1.1 in Unlimited Thickness Certification
- AWS D 1.1 Pipe Certification
- Fees for this program are higher than average. Please see the program director for more details.
Opportunities after Graduation