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Robotic Arc Welding (BP) Occupational Certificate

 

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This certificate will provide the student with entry-level skills and knowledge to perform as a gas metal arc welder or robotic arc welding operator with minimum supervision.  Students will be taught foundational and advanced techniques for programming and troubleshooting robotic welding cells, robot calibration and manipulation as well as integrating the welding power sources with a robotic welder. Students will become familiar with the robotic welding of components and assemblies using ferrous and non-ferrous metals in the aerospace, equipment and production manufacturing industries.  

 

Award Outcomes

Utilize safe working techniques and practices

Set-up welding and cutting equipment

Operate robotic welding and cutting equipment

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

Produce welds with a robotic welding cell.

Interpret blueprints and welding symbols

Perform 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 manual Gas Metal Arc Welding process

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

Program basic robotic welding equipment

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities available in the following areas: production manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, sheet metal industry, and in the job shop environment.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 19 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

WLDG1182Blueprint Reading for Welders

2

WLDG2050Introduction to Automated Cutting and Welding

3

WLDG2055Advanced Robotic Welding

3

General Education Required 0 Credits

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General Education Elective 0 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

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Total Occupational Certificate Credits 19

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

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

WLDG1140Gas Metal Arc Welding II

3

WLDG1182Blueprint Reading for Welders

2

Total Credits  10

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
WLDG1165Gas Metal Arc Welding III

3

WLDG2050Introduction to Automated Cutting and Welding

3

WLDG2055Advanced Robotic Welding

3

Total Credits  9

Graduation (19 Credits)

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

 

4/19/2021 : BP 4608 / EP