Program Learning Outcomes
The purpose of this program is to prepare graduates for employment in entry-level and higher positions in metal fabrication industries. Graduates will begin work in light or heavy metal fabrication as welders and/or fabricators. Training and experience can lead to careers in technical sales, supervision, estimating, quality control, inspection, specialty welding, and teaching, as well as self-employment. The Fabrication/Welding Certificate Program (the first year of the two-year degree) prepares graduates for employment as Welders/Fabricators. The Welding Processes Certificate Program prepares graduates for employment as Welder-Trainees or Welders.
Students who complete this program will be able to:
PLO 1 - Apply knowledge of forming, fitting, and welding processes
PLO 2 - Demonstrate entry-level fabrication techniques and multiple welding processes including GTAW, SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, PAC, OAC structural and pipefitting, metallurgy, and quality control procedures. Use appropriate library and information resources to research professional issues and support lifelong learning
PLO 3 - Use blueprint-reading skills, cost estimating, applied science of materials, and mathematics necessary to the profession
PLO 4 - Demonstrate and use industry safety standards
PLO 5 - Use mathematical formulas to calculate area, volume, and weight of metal objects