Welding Technology Certificate

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Program Contact

Ray Schueller
Lead Instructor
Behind MeGee Building
Phone: (252) 222-6091
Email: schuellerr@carteret.edu

First Semester

Introduction to Metallurgy Click for details
MEC 172
3.00
Introduction to Metallurgy Close
MEC
172

This course covers the production, properties, testing, classification, microstructure, and heat-treating effects of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Topics include the iron-carbon phase diagram, ITT diagram, ANSI code, quenching, senescing, and other processes concerning metallurgical transformations. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the iron-carbon phase diagram, ITT diagram, microstructure images, and other phenomena concerning the behavior of metals.

Credits: 3.00
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3 Total Credits

Second Semester

Gtaw (tig) Plate Click for details
WLD 131
4.00
Gtaw (tig) Plate Close
WLD
131

This course introduces the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include correct selection of tungsten, polarity, gas, and proper filler rod with emphasis placed on safety, equipment setup, and welding techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW fillet and groove welds with various electrodes and filler materials.

Credits: 4.00
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Fabrication I Click for details
WLD 151
4.00
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WLD
151

This course introduces the basic principles of fabrication. Emphasis is placed on safety, measurement, layout techniques, cutting, joining techniques, and the use of fabrication tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to perform layout activities and operate various fabrication and material handling equipment.

Credits: 4.00
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8 Total Credits

Third Semester

GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe Click for details
WLD 132
3.00
GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe Close
WLD
132

This course is designed to enhance skills with the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include setup, joint preparation, and electrode selection with emphasis on manipulative skills in all welding positions on plate and pipe. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW welds with prescribed electrodes and filler materials on various joint geometry.

Credits: 3.00
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3 Total Credits