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Welding (BP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This diploma will provide students with the entry-level skills and knowledge to perform as a shielded metal arc welder (SWAW); gas tungsten arc welder (GTAW) and as a gas metal arc welder (GMAW) with a minimum of supervision in all positions on ferrous and non ferrous metals. You can obtain entry-level employment by just taking a few courses that will lead towards a certificate in MIG or TIG welding. Taking additional courses will provide you with the opportunity for job advancement as a welder. Welding courses are also valuable for persons who have careers or interests that require some welding knowledge.

Award Outcomes

Utilize safe working techniques and practices.

Set-up welding and cutting equipment.

Operate welding and cutting equipment.

Produce welds with the Gas Metal Arc Welding Process in steel.

Produce welds with the Flux Cored Arc Welding process in steel.

Produce welds with the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process in steel.

Produce welds with the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process in steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.

Interpret blueprints and welding symbols.

Preform basic lay-outs on various materials.

Apply metallurgical principles to welding and fabrication processes.

Determine the quality of welds.

Identify steps and procedures in the Flux Cored Arc Welding process.

Identify steps and procedures in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process.

Identify steps and procedures in the Gas Metal Arc Welding process.

Identify steps and procedures in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process.

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities available in the following areas: construction, transportation, manufacturing industry, sheet metal industry, custom job shops, medical/pharmaceutical industry, pipe/tubing, food industry and the aerospace industry.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 46 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
WLDG1010Practical Application for Estimating and Layout

2

WLDG1135Gas Metal Arc Welding I

3

WLDG1140Gas Metal Arc Welding II

3

WLDG1165Gas Metal Arc Welding III

3

WLDG1175GMAW Fabrication Methods

3

WLDG1182Blueprint Reading for Welders

2

WLDG1220Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I

3

WLDG1225Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II

3

WLDG1235Gas Tungsten Arc Welding III

3

WLDG1245GTAW Fabrication Methods

3

WLDG1310Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

3

WLDG1320Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

3

WLDG1330Shielded Metal Arc Welding III

3

WLDG1340Structural Iron Fabrication Methods

3

WLDG1350Flux Cored Arc Welding I

3

WLDG1360Flux Cored Arc Welding II

3

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 6 Credits

Any HTC college level general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.

Technical Studies Elective 3 Credits

Any WLDG course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
WLDG1000Cutting Processes

3

WLDG1100Oxyacetylene Welding

3

WLDG1500Welding Process Lab

1 - 3

WLDG1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

WLDG2050Introduction to Automated Cutting and Welding

3

Total Diploma Credits 55

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
WLDG1010Practical Application for Estimating and Layout

2

WLDG1135Gas Metal Arc Welding I

3

WLDG1182Blueprint Reading for Welders

2

WLDG1220Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I

3

Total Credits  10

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
WLDG1140Gas Metal Arc Welding II

3

WLDG1165Gas Metal Arc Welding III

3

WLDG1225Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II

3

Total Credits  9

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
WLDG1175GMAW Fabrication Methods

3

WLDG1235Gas Tungsten Arc Welding III

3

WLDG1310Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

3

Total Credits  9

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
WLDG1245GTAW Fabrication Methods

3

WLDG1320Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

3

WLDG1350Flux Cored Arc Welding I

3

Total Credits  9

Fifth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
WLDG1330Shielded Metal Arc Welding III

3

WLDG1340Structural Iron Fabrication Methods

3

WLDG1360Flux Cored Arc Welding II

3

Total Credits  9

Sixth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Technical Studies Electives

3

General Education Electives

6

Total Credits  9

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
WLDG1000Cutting Processes

3

WLDG1100Oxyacetylene Welding

3

WLDG1500Welding Process Lab

1 - 3

WLDG1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

WLDG2050Introduction to Automated Cutting and Welding

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education Elective.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may also be used to meet General Education Elective requirements.  A complete list of MnTC courses can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1000College Success Seminar

1

CCDS1005Effective Study Skills

1

CCDS1010Money Matters

1

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CCDS1100Student Success

3

CCDS1600Practical Leadership

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

COMM1060Career Portfolio

3

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

CPLT1200Introduction to Macintosh

3

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

ENGL1010Business English

3

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1020Geometry and Trigonometry

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

MATH1700Intermediate Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

Graduation (55 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


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