This certificate is designed to prepare student for the American Welding Society (AWS) Entry Level Welder test, as well as entry level positions in the fields of welding,manufacturing, fabrication and any skilled labor task where trade skills can be applied. Students completing this certificate will acquire skills that will enable them to understand weld symbols, different welding processes, different alloy compositions and their applications, blueprint reading, and understanding of quality welds.
|Course Number||Course Title||Annual sections||Annual Enrollment Total||Annual Sections||Annual Enrollment Total|
|Weld 011a||Beginning SMAW Welding||3||75||3||75|
|Weld 011b||Intermediate SMAW Welding||1||25||1||25|
|Weld 011c||Advanced SMAW Welding||1||25||1||25|
|Weld 012a||Beginning GMAW Welding||3||75||3||75|
|Weld 012b||Intermediate GMAW Welding||1||25||1||25|
|Weld 012c||Advanced GMAW Welding||1||25||1||25|
|Weld 013a||Beginning GTAW Welding||1||25||1||25|
|Weld 013b||Intermediate GTAW Welding||1||25||1||25|
|Weld 013c||Advanced GTAW Welding||1||25||1||25|
The proposed WeldingTechnology Certificate will align with the American Welding Society Standardsfor an Entry Level Welder. The American Welding Society sets the national andinternational standards for welders, welding inspectors, and welding educators.The proposed certificate program will prepare students for careers in welding,fabrication, and manufacturing. This Certificate is designed to train studentsas welders and prepare them to pass the American WeldingSociety (AWS) welding examination. Welders who pass this test are responsiblefor quality code work on public infrastructure manufacturing or any renderingof welds done by the Certified Welder. Certified Welders (CW) are highlyskilled high paid individuals that are needed to maintain quality work in theconstruction and manufacturing industries where welding is rendered.
The Local Welding Certificate of Achievement by College of the Desert is designed to prepare students for Immediate (AWS) skills test and/or entry level positions as a welder or welding apprentice in the welding industry. This Program is intended to meet the need of those students who do not wish to immediately pursue a higher degree but desire to enter the welding field directly but is also valuable for students who desire to gain higher education to qualify them for supervisory roles in the welding and manufacturing industries.
|Weld 011A||Introduction to SMAW Welding||2||S1|
|Weld 011B||Intermediate SMAW Welding||2||S2|
|Weld 011C||Advanced SMAW Welding||2||S3|
|Weld 012A||Introduction to GMAW Welding||2||S1|
|Weld 012B||Intermediate GMAW Welding||2||S2|
|Weld 012C||Advanced GMAW Welding||2||S3|
|Weld 013A||Introduction to GTAW Welding||2||S1|
|Weld 013B||Intermediate GTAW Welding||2||S2|
|Weld 013C||Advanced GTAW Welding||2||S33|
Diann Thursby · 11/22/19
Received regional recommendation at 11-18-19 IEDRC Deans Meeting.