Bradley Thompson, Interim Department Chair
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This high-tech program focuses on welding processes performed in all positions on both plate and pipe. You will learn proper safety methods, required math, related skills, layout and fit up, welding codes and standards, welding inspection, testing, and drawing/welding symbol interpretation.
The first year, students will complete AWS Level I standards for an entry-level welder. The second year will take students toward AWS Level II - advanced welder and expert welder. Additional techniques such as high-pressure vessel and high-pressure pipe will be taught, as well as other advanced welding techniques.
The welding technology program is taught according to the standards set by the American Welders Society (AWS) and is AWS-certified.
Alfred State welding technology graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program. Graduates who have credit for freshman composition, statistics, literature, history, and speech may complete the BBA program in two additional years; others may complete the BBA program in two-and-one-half years.
Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 81 percent are employed; 19 percent continued their education.
Recommended: In-depth knowledge of basic math skills.
Applicants for the welding program must meet the following physical requirements:
TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM
|WELD||1724||Gas Wldng/Cutng & Plasma Cutng||4|
|WELD||1733||Weld Mtlrgy,Blpnt Rdng,Insp,Ts||3|
|WELD||1104||Intro Shielded Metal Arc Weldg||4|
|WELD||1204||SMAW I,Carbon Arc Cutting&Goug||4|
|WELD||1723||Welders Calculations I||3|
|WELD||2715||Shld Mtl Arc & Flx Crd Arc Wld||5|
|WELD||2725||Gas Metal Arc Welding||5|
|WELD||2735||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I||5|
|WELD||2733||Tolerancing & Working Drawings||3|
|WELD||3005||SMAW II, Codes/ Insp Basic CNC||5|
|WELD||3015||GMAW II, FCAW II||5|
|WELD||3025||GTAW II Comp of Materials||5|
|WELD||3813||Metlgy, Code, Cert, Insp & Tst||3|
|WELD||4425||GMAW III, FCAW III, SAW||5|
|WELD||4435||SMAW III, GTAW III||5|
A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a “C” average. Students are required to earn a grade of “C” or higher in WELD 1723 to be eligible for graduation. (Articulation is available in this area.)
A "C" or higher must also be received for WELD 4013.