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Combination Welder - Diploma

Offered at: Ashland Community and Technical College, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Gateway Community and Technical College, Hazard Community and Technical College, Hopkinsville Community College, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Madisonville Community College, Maysville Community and Technical College, Owensboro Community and Technical College, Somerset Community College, Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Program Plan Number: 4805084029

Course Title Credits
General Education
ENG 101Writing I3
or TEC 200 Technical Communications
Select one of the following options:3
Applied Mathematics
Technical Mathematics
Contemporary College Mathematics
College Algebra
Digital Literacy Course or demonstrated competency 10-3
WLD 100Oxy-Fuel Systems2
or WLD 110 Cutting Processes
WLD 101Oxy-Fuel Systems Lab2-3
or WLD 111 Cutting Processes Lab
WLD 120Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)2
WLD 121Shielded Metal Arc Welding Fillet Lab (SMAW)3
WLD 123Shielded Metal Arc Welding Groove with Backing Lab (SMAW)3
or WLD 225 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Open Groove Lab
WLD 130Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)2
WLD 131Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Fillet Lab (GTAW)3
WLD 133Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Groove Lab (GTAW)3
WLD 140Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)2
WLD 141Gas Metal Arc Welding Fillet Lab (GMAW)3
WLD 143Gas Metal Arc Welding Groove Lab (GMAW)3
WLD 170Blueprint Reading for Welding2
WLD 171Blueprint Reading for Welding Lab3
WLD 220Welding Certification2
WLD 221Welding Certification Lab3
WLD 298Welding Practicum1-4
or WLD 299 Cooperative Education Program
Technical Elective3
Total Credits48-55

Digital Literacy course - 3 credit hours or Demonstrated Competency - 0 credit hours

Technical Electives

Course Title Credits
This list is not all inclusive. Other courses may be approved at the discretion of the program coordinator.
WPP 200Workplace Principles3
WLD 151Basic Welding A2
WLD 161Submerged Arc Welding Lab1
WLD 181Advanced Welding Systems Lab1
WLD 147Flux Cored Arc Welding Lab1
WLD 145Gas Metal Arc Welding Aluminum Lab1
WLD 251Welding Automation Lab1-6
WLD 253Pipe Fitting and Template Development Lab1
WLD 229Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pipe Lab B3
WLD 239Orbital Tube Welding1
WLD 240Materials Technology2
BEX 100Basic Electricity for Non-Majors3
BEX 101Basic Electricity Lab for Non-Majors2