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Welding

Welding

Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS, Certificate, CER

Pathway: Applied Technology

More Options: Classroom Based

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Location: Centennial

Transferability: Non-transferable

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Why Choose welding at ppcc?

The welding instructors at PPCC are experts in their field, offering you real work scenarios and hands-on learning. The program prepares you to enter the workforce with marketable skills, or advance in their current position. You can choose to earn a certificate or an associate degree which both lead to careers that include automotive, art & design and fabrication.

 

What kind of Salary Can You Expect?

Job Growth

+17%

Careers in Welding are expected to increase 17% in Colorado between 2018-2028.

Source: O*NET OnLine

Average Salary

$66,250

In Colorado, the average annual salary for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers in 2020 was $48,090 or $23.12/hour.

O*Net Online

 

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Career Options

Welding is a challenging, yet rewarding occupation that provides opportunities in a wide variety of industries. With your degree, you can expect to work in areas such as:
  • Motor sports
  • Metal fabrication
  • Artist
  • Pipe welder
  • Fabricator

 

Welding Classes You Might Take

As a welding student at PPCC you will learn about the science of welding and explore a variety of welding techniques. Coursework and training will include:

  • Provide an understanding of the various types of welding
  • Expose students to the industrial and creative sides of welding
  • Internships that provide hands-on experience with local companies

Expert faculty provide in-depth instruction in the field of welding and help prepare students to enter the workforce quickly.

class 1

Covers theory and practice in oxy-acetylene processes with emphasis toward AWS welder qualification with mild steel electrode E-7018 welding in the horizontal and vertical position.

class 2

Covers welding in all positions on carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum plate and carbon steel pipe with the GTAW process. Student should be familiar with basic metallurgy pertaining to the weldability of metals, structural joints, and safety in the welding industry.

class 3

Covers welding in all positions on carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum plate and carbon steel pipe with the GTAW process. Student should be familiar with basic metallurgy pertaining to the weldability of metals, structural joints, and safety in the welding industry.

class 4

Introduces design and construction of welded sculptures with the use of different fabrication techniques. This course includes uses of different metalworking machines, hot and cold working practices, and demonstration of coloring and texturing metal.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Maintain a safe work environment by understanding and following welding shop safety requirements
  • Read and interpret an industry standard blueprint by generating a part
  • Produce a multiple pass t-joint weldment in the 2F position utilizing the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process
  • Produce a stainless steel t-joint weldment in the 2F position utilizing the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process
welding student and instructor

 

Program Plan

math & english requirements

Program Plan

Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with a Faculty Advisor.

Courses and Credit Hours

CSC 1005 - Computer Literacy (3)

MAT 1140 - Career Math (3)

WEL 1000 - Safety for Welders (1)

WEL 1006 - Blueprint Reading for Welders & Fitters (4)

WEL 1013 - Oxyfuel & Plasma Cutting (2)

WEL 1014 - Oxyacetylene Welding (2)

WEL 1021 - Structural Welding I (3)

Total Credit Hours: 18

 

Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with a Faculty Advisor.

Courses and Credit Hours

COM 2250 - Organizational Communication (3)

1 General Education Elective (3)

WEL 1022 - Structural Welding II (3)

WEL 1024 - Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (4)

2 Electives from the list below (3 or 4)*

Total Credit Hours: 19-21

Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with a Faculty Advisor.

Courses and Credit Hours

1 General Education Elective (3)

WEL 1025 - Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (4)

WEL 2024 - Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (4)

2 Electives from the list below (3 or 4)*

Total Credit Hours: 18-20

Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with a Faculty Advisor.

Courses and Credit Hours

WEL 2025 - Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (4)

4 Electives from the list below (3 or 4)*

Total Credit Hours: 16-20

MAC 1001 - Introduction to Machine Shop (3)

MAC 1010 - Introduction to Engine Lathe (3)

MAC 1020 - Introduction to Milling Machine (3)

MAC 2040 - CAD/CAM 2D (3)

MAC 2041 - CAD/CAM 2D Lab (3)

MAC 2052 - Practical Metallurgy (3)

WEL 1080 - Internship (1-4)

WEL 2000 - Advanced CAD/CAM Cutting Processes (4)

WEL 2005 - Introduction to Ornamental Iron (4)

WEL 2030 - Pipe Welding I (4)

WEL 2031 - Pipe Welding II (4)

WEL 2050 - Layout & Fabrication (4)

WEL 2063 - Applied Metal Properties (4)

WEL 2064 - Creative Welding (4)

WEL 2080 - Internship (1-4)

WEL 2089 - Capstone (4)

math & english requirements

MAT 1140 - Career Math (3)

Contact Welding

Welding Faculty Contact

Scott Mannering
719-502-3136
Scott.Mannering@ppcc.edu

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