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Associate of Applied Science Degree

The welding program is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge needed in today’s welding industry. To be successful in the welding industry, a person must be able to adapt to work styles that require dependability, attention to detail, safety-consciousness, self-control, adaptability/flexibility, initiative, and cooperation.

The program combines hands-on welding experiences with classroom instruction in commonly used welding processes. Safety is emphasized in all areas of the welding program.

The AAS degree requires the student to complete 60 credits of coursework and features a complete welding curriculum, including all five welding processes (Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Core Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting) with an emphasis on blue-print reading, metallurgy, and weld inspection technology.  Hands-on welding performance is required to complete the AAS degree. 

Course Number Course Credits
MATH 1500Applied Math3
PFDV 1500Managing Career Development3
WELD 1610Basic GMAW (MIG)2
WELD 1650Print Reading and Welding Symbols3
WELD 1710Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting2
WELD 1750Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding2
WELD 1760Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding4
WELD 1770Gas Metal – Flux Core Arc Welding4
WELD 1780Gas Tungsten Arc Welding on Plate3
WELD 1860Welding Fabrication3
WELD 1935CNC Plasma Cutting3
WELD 2510Pipe Welding 14
WELD 2650Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Pipe4
WELD 2655Gas Metal Arc Flux Core Arc Welding Pipe4
WELD 2670Welding Inspection Technology3
WELD 2680Welding Metallurgy3

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Writing Level I (WR1) 3 credits
American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000) 3 credits
MATH/APPM/LSCI (in program)
Student must complete six (6) credits of general education courses distributed over two (2) different general education areas, one of which is either WR2 or ORAL. (IT is in the program)
ARTS/HUM/IT/ORAL/SOC/WR2 3 credits
UNST 1 credits

Total Credit Hours: 60

Certificates

The welding program is designed to provide the student with entry-level skills and knowledge needed in today’s welding industry. To be successful in the welding industry, a person must be able to adapt to work styles that require dependability, attention to detail, safety-consciousness, self-control, adaptability / flexibility, initiative, and cooperation. The program combines hands-on welding experiences with classroom instruction in commonly used welding processes. Safety is emphasized in all areas of the welding program.

The certificate program requires the student to complete 30 credits of coursework and features a concentrated welding curriculum with emphasis on Oxy-Fuel, SMAW, GMAW, and basic pipe welding.

Program Requirements

Course Number Course Credits
WELD 1610Basic GMAW (MIG)2
WELD 1650Print Reading and Welding Symbols3
WELD 1710Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting2
WELD 1750Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding2
WELD 1760Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding4
WELD 1770Gas Metal – Flux Core Arc Welding4
WELD 1935CNC Plasma Cutting3
WELD 2680Welding Metallurgy3

General Education Requirements

Writing Level I (WR1)/ORAL3 credits

MATH/APPM/LSCI

3 credits
UNST1 credits
Total Credit Hours: 30

The welding certificate II combines hands-on welding experiences with classroom instruction in commonly used welding processes. Safety is emphasized in all areas of the welding program. To be successful in the welding industry, a person must be able to adapt to work styles that require dependability, attention to detail, safety-consciousness, self-control, adaptability / flexibility, initiative, and cooperation.

The welding certificate II is designed for the student who has prior welding experience and desires to update their skills; and requires students to complete 14 credits of welding coursework, which may be completed in one semester. 

Total Credit Hours: 14

Welder Qualification Test Training

The welding certificate II combines hands-on welding experiences with classroom instruction in commonly used welding processes. Safety is emphasized in all areas of the welding program. To be successful in the welding industry, a person must be able to adapt to work styles that require dependability, attention to detail, safety-consciousness, self-control, adaptability / flexibility, initiative, and cooperation.

The welding certificate II is designed for the student who has prior welding experience and desires to update their skills; and requires students to complete 14 credits of welding coursework, which may be completed in one semester. 

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The training schedule will be 4 weeks long at 14 hours a week if needed. The weld test to follow.

Welding students will supply their own protective equipment and tools:

  1. Leather gloves
  2. Welding leathers
  3. Heavy cotton shirt
  4. Leather shoes or boots
  5. Safety glasses
  6. Welding hood
  7. Welding hand tools
  8. Welding file
  9. Welding grinder

*NO tennis shoes or polyester clothing

AWS D1.1 1” Plate Test Unlimited Thickness
3G & 4G Test positions

ANSI/AWS 3/16” to ¾” Plate Test
Limited Thickness 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G Test Positions 

ANSI/AWS 6” schedule 40 or 80 pipe 1G, 5G, 6G test positions.

For information on pricing, contact Darryl Steeds at CWC Welding Department
Phone: 307-855-2138 | Email: dsteeds@cwc.edu

Welder Qualification Testing

Welder Certification and Qualification

Central Wyoming College can certify and qualify welders to structure and pope welding codes and specifications. The college is staffed with two American Welding Society’s certified welding inspectors and shop supervisors to help you with your testing needs.

One hour practice time will be allowed to dial in the welding machine. The test supervisor will go over the welding procedure with the welder giving clear instructions. All test coupons will be tested in strict accordance with the applicable welding code and recorded on the appropriate qualification test record. Any deviation from the welding supervisors direction will constitute a failed test.

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AWS D1.1 1” Plate Test Unlimited Thickness
3G & 4G Test positions

ANSI/AWS 3/16” to ¾” Plate Test
Limited Thickness 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G Test Positions 

ANSI/AWS 6” schedule 40 or 80 pipe 1G, 5G, 6G test positions.

 

For information on pricing, contact Darryl Steeds at CWC Welding Department
Phone: 307-855-2138 | Email: dsteeds@cwc.edu

Meet your Welding Professor

Professor of Welding

Darryl Steeds is a certified welding inspector and has years of experience in the welding industry.