Welding

Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences

Welders use a variety of equipment to apply intense heat to metals for the purpose of joining them together or for cutting or trimming them to desired sizes or shapes. In general, welding can be classified as manual, semiautomatic, or machine automatic. Manual welding is done under the complete control of the welder. Semiautomatic welding is done using equipment such as an electrode feeding gun, which requires some control and manipulation by the welder. Automatic welding is done by a machine which performs most of the welding functions under the attention of a welding operator.

 

Courses   by Placement/Transfer

The following courses may be   prerequisites for your program depending upon your placement scores or transfer evaluation.  Advisors can  assist you to integrate these into your program of study during your first semester at West Shore.  Contact Student Services at 231.843.5510.

Course Code

Course Title

Credits/

Contact

ENG 051 or

ENG 098

Introduction to College Writing or

Writing Essentials

4/4

ENG 052

Introduction to College Reading

4/4

MTH 051

Pre Algebra

4/4

FYS 101

First-Year Seminar

2/2

Program   of Study

Course Code

Course Title

Credits/

Contact

Pre/Corequisites

Semester 1

WLD 100

Basic Oxyacetylene and Arc Welding Lab

4/8

WLD 101 Pre/Corequisite

WLD 101

Welding Technology I

2/2

WLD 111

Metallurgy

4/4

TMA 113

Technical Mathematics I

3/3

MTH 051 or Placement

Total

 

13/17

Semester 2

WLD 103

Welding Technology II

2/2

WLD 101

WLD 104

Basic Arc Lab

4/8

WLD 100 Prerequisite

& WLD 101 Pre/Corequisite

WLD 110

Blueprint Reading for Welders

4/4

WLD 113

Gas Metal Arc (MIG) Welding Lab

4/8

WLD 103 Pre/Corequisite

& WLD 104 Pre/Corequisite

WLD 115

Band Saw/Drill Press/Lathe

4/5.59

Total

 

18/27.59

Semester 3

ENG 111

English Composition I

3/3

ENG 051 & ENG 052 or Placement

POL 151

American National Government

3/3

WLD 106

Advanced Arc Lab

4/8

WLD 104 Prerequisite

& WLD 103 Pre/Corequisite

WLD 114

Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) Lab

4/8

WLD 103 Pre/Corequisite

WLD 116

Programming/Speeds and Feeds

3.6/5.02

Total

 

17.6/27.02

Semester 4

WLD 207

Pipe Welding Lab

4/8

WLD 106

Humanities

Elective

Select one from categories A, B, or C

3/3

General Education

Elective

Select one from Communications, Humanities and Fine Arts, Math, Science, or Social Science

3/3

Communications

Elective

Select one from Communications courses

3/3

WLD 299

Welding Internship (Optional)

3/3

Approved Application

Total

 

16/20

Degree Total

 

64.6/91.61

 
Students are responsible for all prerequisites and/or co-requisites. See course descriptions.

In order to receive a degree/certificate in this program, students must take the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute’s Job Ready Occupational Competency Test.

This program is intended to prepare students for employment, and therefore has not been designed to transfer to senior institutions. Some of the courses, however, may be transferable. For clarification, see a WSCC advisor.