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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Welding and Fabrication Technology with Engineering - Mechanical Option II Transfer


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This program is designed to give students instruction and hands-on experience in welding technology as it pertains to assembly, manufacturing, energy, and structural construction.  Students are provided education in AWS welding standards, SMAW, and FCAW processes.  Further, it provides freshman and sophomore level classes to prepare students who wish to transfer to a program in mechanical engineering.  Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Describe and demonstrate safe use of each type of welding equipment;
  • Select and demonstrate various joining processes;
  • Read and interpret welding blueprints using a systemic process;
  • Estimate type, quantity, cost, and weight of a welded fabrication from blueprint information;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in SMAW and FCAW processes; and
  • Demonstrate techniques and devices for minimizing part distortion during welding.

Associate of Science Degree with Welding and Fabrication Technology, CAS


Suggested course of study to Montana State University - Bozeman:


First Year


Second Year


Fall Semester

First Semester Total: 18

Second Semester Total: 19

Third Year


Fall Semester

First Semester Total: 19

Spring Semester

Second Semester Total: 19

Total Credits: 109


1 Upon completion these courses, students are elibible to earn a Welding and Fabrication Technology, CAS .
  COMX 111  is an acceptable substitution for the Related Instruction - Communication Requirement.

*Indicates prerequisite or corequiste required.  Check course description.

Advising Information:


For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or an advisor.

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                              Program Advisor                         
Will Richards Effat Rady, Ph.D. Sam Brown
OT 204 RH 110 OT 120A
(406) 756-4862 (406) 756-3375 (406) 756-4412
wrichards@fvcc.edu erady@fvcc.edu sbrown@fvcc.edu

The Associate of Science (AS) degree requires 60 credits at FVCC, and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Montana University System (MUS) colleges and universities requires 120 credits. FVCC students can usually earn as many as 75-85 credits in preparation for many transfer majors, thus reducing the number of credits required for the BS degree at MUS schools. Also, by earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will have satisfied the lower division General Education Core (see General Education Requirements) for all MUS institutions and will not be required to meet additional lower division general education core requirements upon transfer. The suggested course load in AS programs is rigorous and is recommended for only the most prepared students. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or completing one or two additional semesters at FVCC before transfer.

The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.

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