This program provides students with the skills and knowledge for employment as a pipe welder in industries such as cross-country natural gas transmission and natural gas retailers.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Successful completion of this program prepares students for the following certification examinations: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)—D1.1 and D1.5 American Welding Society (AWS) test on one-inch plate in the vertical position; American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Welding Society (AWS) pipe welding certification in uphill Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) for 6" diameter, schedule 80 pipe in the 6G (45 degree) fixed position; and The American Petroleum Institute (API) downhill shielded metal-arc pipe welding process employed by the Marcellus Shale industry to connect natural gas cross country transmission pipelines.
The Welding Technology program is located at the CCAC—West Hills Center as a day or evening program. The program is also offered at Career and Technical Centers (CTC), based on demand and lab availability. Credit for some courses may be awarded for work completed at an area Career and Technology Center (CTC) through Students Occupationally and Academically Ready (SOAR) articulations, trade schools or from the military. Students will be required to purchase welding tools and equipment.
See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.
Minimum Credits to Graduate: 18
|WLD-201||Preparation for Certification|
|WLD-222||Pipe Welding 1 Basic|
|WLD-223||Pipe Welding 2 Advanced|
|WLD-224||Pipe Welding 3 Downhill|