Welding (WLD)

Description

The Welding degree prepares students for high-demand employment opportunities in industries such as manufacturing, construction, automotive, aerospace, and energy piping.

Students gain hands-on skill training in oxyacetylene welding (OAW), oxyfuel cutting (OFC), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW) and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Students also develop knowledge and skills in welding processes including metal fabrication, visual inspection, and blueprint reading.

The degree program includes cooperative education work opportunities as well. The Welding curriculum is aligned with the American Welding Society's SENSE program, where graduates can earn Level 2 certification.

Program Code

WLD.AAS

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Weld in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions
  • Read welding blueprints
  • Cut metal plates and structural shapes
  • Fabricate and weld multi-component parts
  • Inspect welds
  • Prepared for AWS Welding certifications

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Welding Technician
  • Welding Supervisor
  • Aerospace Welder
  • Fabrication Welder

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$36,300 average annual salary

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for welders is expected to increase by 6 percent through 2022, driven by growth in U.S. manufacturing

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • AK Steel Company
  • Enerfab Inc.
  • F&M Mafco
  • General Tool
  • Holden-American Fan
  • Welding-Allos USA

Co-op Salary Projections

$11.00/hr to $17.50/hr

Curriculum

Welding (WLD)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
WLD 100 Fundamentals of Welding ( B) 2 3 3
WLD 105 Print Reading and Weld Design ( B) 2 2 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
PSY 1XX Psychology Elective (G)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Humanities Elective or Natural Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 2      
WLD 120 Gas Metal Arc Welding ( T) 2 6 4
EET 101 Electronic Fundamentals 1 ( B) 2 3 3
MAT 121 Technical Algebra and Geometry with Statistics ( G) 2 2 3
WLD 110 Shielded Metal Arc Welding ( T) 2 6 4
Semester 3      
MET 1XX Mechanical Engineering Technology Elective (B)   2 3 3
WLD 210 Gas Tungsten Welding ( T) 2 6 4
WLD 130 Flux Cored Arc Welding ( T) 2 6 4
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
Semester 4      
WLD 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Welding ( T) 1 40 2
Semester 5      
WLD 220 Metal Fabrication ( T) 2 3 3
WLD 230 Pipe Welding ( T) 2 6 4
WLD 250 Welding Inspection and Certification ( T) 2 3 3
MET 140 Engineering Materials ( B) 2 2 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)       3
Semester 6      
WLD 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Welding ( T) 1 40 2
Total Credits:   38 131 61

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
Psychology Elective  
PSY 100 Applied Psychology: Human Relations 3
PSY 102 Applied Psychology: Stress Management 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology 3
Humanities Elective 3
Any ART, FRN, LIT, MUS, PHI, POL, REL, SPN, THE  
Natural Science Elective  
Any CHE, EVS, PHY, PSC  
Mechanical Engineering Technology Elective  
MET 111 Manufacturing Processes 1 3
MET 131 MET Computer Aided Drafting 1 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3

Contacts

Program Chair
Michael (Mike) DeVore, PhD, PE
(513) 569-1746
Co-op Coordinator
Sue Dolan, MEd
(513) 569-1774
sue.dolan@cincinnatistate.edu