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Award Levels

Credit Hours Required

Time to Completion

Level 1 Certificate

16

1 Year

Level 1 Certificate

32

2 Years

Associate of Applied Science

64

2 Years

 

The Welding program allows students the opportunity to complete certificates at two levels and to transfer these certificates toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering Technology. The Level I Welding Certificate is for students who intend to seek entry-level employment after completing a one-year program of study. The Level II Certificate is for students interested in advancing their skill level beyond Level I.


The curriculum fulfills the guidelines of Excel in Career and Technical Education, which provides students with a technical education background to prepare them for college and a career. Students will learn GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, FCAW processes as well as various cutting processes. First-year students will take part in the American Welding Society (AWS) 1G, 2G, 1F, and 2F Welder Procedure Qualification Records (WPQR). Second-year students will participate in AWS 3G, 4G, 3F, and 4F Welder Procedure Qualification Records (WPQR).

Advanced students will also have a chance to participate in (AWS/API/ASME) 6G. These qualification records will demonstrate that a student possess the knowledge to perform industry standard weld procedures that readily translate to the workplace. 
Careers in welding include welding, cutting, soldering, and brazing in the construction, manufacturing and utilities industries. Specific job titles include welding technician, supervisors, inspectors, instructors, and shop owners. The job outlook for welders in the construction, manufacturing, and utilities industries is increasing. 


The Welding Program at NCCC has won the Kansas SkillsUSA Welding Competition 9 years out of 10 years.  

   

 

 

Interested in this program?

 

Contact an Advisor!

outreach@neosho.edu

(620)432-0355

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Semester I

 

Credit Hours

MFGT 112

Welding Safety/OSHA 10

1

MFGT 114

Welding Cutting Processes

3

MFGT 118

Shieled Metal Arc Welding

3

 

Total

7

Semester II

   

MFGT 116

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

3

MFGT 120

Gas Metal Arc Welding

3

MFGT 122

Welding Blueprint Reading

3

 

Total

9

Level I Certificate Credits  

16

Semester III

   

MFGT 126

Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding

4

MFGT 128

Advanced Shield Metal Arch Welding

4

 

Total

8

Semester IV

   

MFGT 124

Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

4

MFGT 130

Specialized Welding

4

 

Total

8

Level II Certificate Credits  

To earn the certificates, students must earn a minimum cumulative GPA 2.0 in all courses within the certificate.

32

Associate of Applied Science Option

Students interested in completing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering Technology with an emphasis in welding should visit with an advisor to determine general education and additional technical education requirements.  Degrees require completion of 64 credit hours.

 

Additional Information

An articulation agreement between NCCC and Pittsburg State University means that 100% of your NCCC AAS degree in Industrial Engineering Technology will transfer toward the PSU Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology degree. If you wish to transfer to PSU, please note the requirements summarized in the transfer guide:

Pittsburg State University Transfer Guide

Pittsburg State University Articulation Agreement

Program Outcomes

Level I Certificate

  1. Demonstrate the fundamentals of basic welding shop safety.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to perform construction math.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to correctly use welding tools.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to read weld blueprints.
  5. Demonstrate basic employability skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of metallurgy.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of gas metal arc welding – short circuit. (overlay/pad, groove and fillet)
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of oxy-fuel cutting.
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of shield metal arc welding. (overlay/pad, groove and fillet)
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of plasma arc cutting.
  11. Demonstrate an understanding of flux cored arc welding – dual shield. (overlay/pad, groove and fillet)
  12. Demonstrate an understanding of gas tungsten arc welding. (overlay/pad, groove and fillet)
  13. Demonstrate an understanding of carbon arc cutting processes.
  14. Demonstrate competence in welder qualification for certification.

Level II Certificate

  1. Demonstrate competence in gas metal arc welding –  short circuit. (overlay/pad, groove and fillet)
  2. Demonstrate competence in flux cored arc welding – dual shield. (overlay/pad, groove and fillet)
  3. Demonstrate competence in gas tungsten arc   welding. (overlay/pad, groove and fillet)
  4. Demonstrate competence in shielded metal arc welding. (overlay/pad, groove and fillet)
  5. Demonstrate competence in welder qualification for certification.

Associate of Applied Science

  1. Demonstrate the fundamentals of basic safety.
  2. Demonstrate competence in technical skills of the trade.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of basic employability skills.
  4. Communicate effectively through developing effective oral and written communication skills.
  5. Think analytically through utilizing quantitative information in problem solving.