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Technical Competency Area in Advanced Welding

The Advanced Welding TCA is a 14 credit hour, one semester curriculum based on the American Welding Society’s curriculum for Certified Welding Supervisors and Certified Welding Instructors. Students will have an option to complete the TCA with designated courses from either Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics or Oil and Gas Production Technology. This certification program will train welders in advanced subjects to include: new welding technology, supervision and management, inspection, testing, and economics of welding and welding materials.

Specific Degree Information:

Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor concerning required courses and sequencing for this degree.

Required Courses for Technical Competency Area in Advanced Welding


  Hours
Core Courses
WELD 104: Advanced Welding I 4
WELD 106: Advanced Welding II 4
     
Plus    
Advanced Manufacturing concentration
AMFG 104: Automation 3
AMFG 106: Introduction to Fabrication, Process Technology and Machining 3
     
Or    
Oil and Gas Production Technology concentration
OGPT 101: Introduction to the Exploration and Production of Oil and Gas 3
OGPT 103: Drilling Complex Wells 3
     
Total Credit Hours 14
     
Students will have an option to complete the TCA with designated courses from either Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics OR Oil and Gas Production Technology.
 
Students must meet prerequisites before taking these courses.
 
Students must meet several criteria to sit for the AWS Certified Supervisor and AWS Certified Inspector national exams.

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