Welding Technology- Pipe Welding
Welding Technology (095650)
Projected Start Date
This course of study advances student’s opportunities for entry level positions in industry and service occupations requiring Welding skills. This certificate of achievement provides a focused pathway for students to obtain advanced knowledge and skills in Pipe Welding. Pre-requisite requirements for this program will include WELD 50, WELD 51, WELD 52, WELD 54, WELD 55A, WELD 55B, and WELD 56.
1. Students will be able to apply the skills necessary for advanced topics of Welding following the American Welding Society (AWS) guidelines.
2. Students will be knowledgeable about the required materials of the trade and can operate equipment in a safe manner.
3. Students will have the skills necessary to receive industry recognized certification in SMAW, GMAW/FCAW, and GTAW on pipe.
Enrollment Completer Projections
In reviewing Barstow Community College’s Welding Technology program enrollment and completion rates for the past two years, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, and the year-to-date enrollment numbers for the 2017-2018 school year. We experienced a slight decrease in enrollment and completion rates from 15/16 to 16/17. During 17/18 to-date we are experiencing similar levels of enrollment to those of the 16/17 year. We are looking at restructuring our welding program with several concentrated pathway certificates, new courses, and new technologies. We project will we maintain our enrollment trends we have experienced over the last two years. With this certificate being new and advanced topic we project will have 15 students enrolling with 10 completers in this advanced welding pathway certificate every other academic year. This projection was developed by previous and current enrollment/completion trends and program demand.