Degrees & Certificates

Advanced Manufacturing Technology 

Career and Technical Education Certificate: 43 Credits 

Degree planning worksheet

Credits to Complete Certificate 

Academic Discipline  Credits 
Manufacturing (MFG) 36
Welding (WLD) 3
Math (MTH) 4
Total Credits  43

Career Description

Students earning this certificate learn a broad range of skills including the operation of welders and welding common joints, practical fabrication of product, and quality control in the production of items for sale. Jobs can include metal fabricators and assemblers; cutting, punching and press machine operators; lathe and turning machine operators; welders; cutters, solderers and brazers; grinding and polishing workers; computer-controlled tool operators and programmers.

Course of Study 

The 43 credit Advanced Manufacturing Technology certificate expands on the instruction provided in the 16 credit Manufacturing certificate, and all credits in the Manufacturing certificate are included and count toward completion of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology certificate. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in a manufacturing environment. The certificate provides instruction in a wide variety of welding and manufacturing processes, including SMAW, GMAW, GTAW (commonly called Stick, Mig, and Tig), as well as blueprint reading and quality control.

Program Outcomes

The 43 credit Advanced Manufacturing Technology certificate expands on the instruction provided in the 16 credit Manufacturing certificate, and all credits in the Manufacturing certificate are included and count toward completion of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology certificate. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in a manufacturing environment. The certificate provides instruction in a wide variety of welding and manufacturing processes, including SMAW, GMAW, GTAW (commonly called Stick, Mig, and Tig), as well as blueprint reading and quality control.

  1. Produce welds to AWS D1.2, 1.2 and 1.6 standard in fillet and grooves using GMAW, SMAW and GTAW processes.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic CNC operations and G Code.
  3. Manufacture product from conceptualization to reality through research and development.
  4. Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to create more efficient systems of manufacturing.
  5. Apply basic metallurgical concepts and basic materials science as they pertain to metals, creating better production results in manufacturing processes.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of necessary mathematical concepts as they apply to manufacturing.

Prerequisites

MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores, placement into WR 90, and placement into RD 90. 

Coursework

Course  Course Title Credits
MTH 98 Quantiative Math 4
MFG 150 Manufacturing Processess 3
MFG 151 Fabrication Processes 1 3
MFG 152 Fabrication Processes 2 3
MFG 155 Blueprint Reading  3
MFG 156 Integrated Manufacturing 1 3
MFG 157 Integrated Manufacturing 2 3
MFG 280 Aluminum GTAW/TIG Welding  3
MFG 281 Aluminum GTAW/TIG Fabrication Processes 1 3
MFG 282 Aluminum GTAW/TIG Fabrication Processes 2 3
MFG 285 Stainless Steel GTAW/TIG Welding  3
MFG 286 Stainless Steel GTAW/TIG Fabrication Processes 1 3
MFG 287 Stainless Steel GTAW/TIG Fabrication Processes 2 3
WLD 195 Welding Technology I 3
     

Manufacturing

Career and Technical Education Certificate: 16 Credits

Degree planning worksheet

Credits to Complete Certificate

ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE CREDITS
Manufacturing (MFG) 9
Welding (WLD) 3
Math (MTH) 4

Career Description

The Manufacturing certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level welding employment in a manufacturing environment. Career opportunities include entry level jobs in cutting parts, blueprint reading and fitting, tacking, production welding, repair welding and fabrication.

Course of Study

The Manufacturing certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level welding employment in a manufacturing environment. The certificate provides instruction in a wide variety of welding processes including SMAW, GMAW, GTAW (commonly called Stick, Mig and Tig) as well as blueprint reading and manufacturing processes, including quality control.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to: 

  1. Interpret technical drawings to determine product manufacturing specifications.
  2. Apply safe practices in an industrial environment around machinery, power tools and chemicals.
  3. Operate welding equipment and tools to produce products to required specifications.
  4. Utilize computer software to produce blueprints and welding annotations.

Program Prerequisites

MTH 20 or equivalent placement assessment scores; placement into RD 90 and WR 90

Coursework 

COURSE NAME CREDITS
MFG 150 Manufacturing Processes 3
MFG 155 Blueprint Reading 3
MFG 280 Aluminum GTAW/TIG Welding 3
MTH 98 Quantitative Math 4
WLD 195 Welding Technology 3

 

Welding Basics

Non-Credit Training Certificate (NCTC): 0 Credits

Career Description

Provides basic knowledge of and practice in welding processes that may be used in entry-level welding positions.

Course of Study

Noncredit training certificates provide documentation of skill attainment for entry-level positions in a wide variety of industries.  They also serve as a gateway to the resources of the college, allowing less-skilled workers to attain a college credential. Segments of the workforce are increasingly seeking ways to document competencies and job skills, and many occupational fields value a workforce credential over academic documentation for initial job placement as well as for promotion or advancement. 

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to: 

  1. Apply welding industry safety standards.
  2. Operate oxyacetylene portable and track cutting systems in accordance with industry standards.
  3. Apply knowledge of GTAW, SMAW, & GMAW process to complete welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead position.
  4. Interpret blueprints and shop drawings to produce proper weld sizes and profiles.
  5. Use an understanding of welding codes and industry standards in order to weld common join configuations.

Program Prerequisites

none

Coursework 

COURSE NAME hours CREDITS
NCT 60 Welding Basics 40 0