Aug 03, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Welding and Fabrication Technology, CAS


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Welding and Fabrication Technology


The Welding and Fabrication Technology curriculum provides students training and experience in welding and fabrication as it pertains to assembly, manufacturing, energy, and structural construction. The program provides education and training in common cutting and welding processes; CNC plasma cutting; OXYFUEL, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW processes; structural and pipe and plate welding; blueprint reading; communications; and quantitative problem solving. Upon successful completion of the program, students will

  • Describe and demonstrate safe use of each type of welding equipment;

  • Select and demonstrate various joining processes;

  • Estimate type, quantity, cost, and weight of a welded fabrication from blueprint information;

  • Demonstrate proper setup, adjustment, and use of typical cutting and welding equipment;

  • Demonstrate proficiency in OXYFUEL, SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW processes;

  • Visually inspect and document proper applications of welding processes;

  • Demonstrate techniques and devices for minimizing part distortion during welding;

  • Apply advanced fabrication techniques including design, layout, fixturing and production welding that is commonly found throughout fabrication shops; and

  • Develop and schedule the sequence to complete a fabrication project from start to finish including blueprints, estimating, quality control, and any coating requirements.

Required Courses


First Semester Total: 16


Second Semester Total: 16


CAS Total Credits: 32


*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

Program Information


  • After completing the program, students should be qualified for the following certifications:
  1. AWS D 1.1 in 3/8” Plate Certification
  2. AWS D 1.1 in Unlimited Thickness Certification
  3. AWS D 1.1 Pipe Certification
  • Fees for this program are higher than average. Please see the program director for more details.

Opportunities after Graduation


Career opportunities for welding technicians exist in fabrication and manufacturing, steel construction, mining, energy, petroleum, bridge construction and other production areas.

Advising Information:


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

Student Support Center Advisor
OT 204
(406) 756-4862
OT@fvcc.edu

 

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