Program Overview

welding

Welding and Fabrication Technology


Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2044

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/wld
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Plan 24WP

This degree program combines training with classes in the background knowledge needed by workers in welding occupations. Students practice and develop welding skills in the laboratory and may take an examination for certification. The program is for those who want to acquire the technical knowledge and skills required for workers in welding, fabrication, and related occupations. As a graduate of the Welding program, students may qualify for positions in business and industry such as machinery fabrication, structural fabrication, welding fitting and layout, automatic and semiautomatic welding, automatic flame cutter operation, millwright welding, plant maintenance, and quality control and development. The program offers students a background in manufacturing materials, processes, and systems, including shear and press brake operation, blueprint reading, and shop drawing and layout. The curriculum includes written and oral communications and general education classes and emphasizes related scientific, mathematical, and general mechanical principles.

To complete an A.A.S., students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements.


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

12 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

General Welding I

3

course

General Welding II

3

course

Welding Blueprint Reading

3

course

Applied Mathematics I or

Higher Level Math Course

3

Second Semester

12 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Gas Metal Arc Welding I

3

course

Basic Metallurgy I

3

course

Gas Metal Arc Welding II

3

course

English Composition I

3

Summer Semester

6 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Communication Skills

3

course

Gas Welding, Brazing and Thermal Cutting

3

Third Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

3

course

Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

3

course

Robotics Welding I

3

course

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I

3

course

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II

3

Fourth Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Welding Certification and Testing

3

course

Applied Welding Fabrication I

3

course

Applied Welding Fabrication II

3

course

Economics for Business and Industry

3

Humanities or Fine Arts Elective

3

Total Hours for A.A.S. Degree

60


^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

Note: This plan includes recommendations for students who plan to major in this subject at a four year school. Students who follow this plan will meet the requirements of a general transfer degree (A.A. or A.S). The CLC degree earned will be a general transfer degree, not a degree in this specific area of study.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact your Academic Success Advisor or the Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Division at (847) 543-2044.