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Welding Technology AOS

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This program prepares for actual welding work, or for positions as welding inspectors, welding laboratory technicians, or welding supply and equipment sales representatives. One High School Math Course or its equivalent is recommended.
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1 To prepare the students to be proficient with common applications of welding
  • The student will demonstrate the ability to produce products using various welding techniques.
Goal 2 To prepare graduates to find employment in the field of welding or a related field
  • The graduate will enter a career related to the welding or fabricating field within one year of graduation.
Goal 3 To prepare the student to demonstrate competency in welding issues and problem solving
  • The students will demonstrate the ability to select appropriate tools and welding supplies and equipment.
  • The student will be able to set-up and operate MIG, TIG, and Arc welders.
  • The student will demonstrate the ability to select appropriate welding materials and settings for a variety of materials and conditions.
Goal 4 To prepare the students to evaluate weld quality
  • The student will demonstrate the use of standard welding inspection and quality control testing methods.
  • Goal 5 To prepare student to successfully interact with others through drawings and other technical means
    • The student will demonstrate the ability to read and interpret welding symbols on mechanical drawings.
    • The student will demonstrate the ability to successfully interact with others by participation in and completion of group projects.
    Goal 6 To prepare the student to communicate effectively
    • The student will demonstrate the ability to clearly describe welding processes in an oral or written presentation.
    Goal 7 To prepare the student to quantitatively analyze common welding problems
    • The student will demonstrate quantitative skills directly applicable to common welding problems or techniques.
    Goal 8 Is to prepare all students to successfully pass Department of Transportation, State Welding Exam in both Vertical and Overhead positions
    • Students will obtain NYS certification in welding
    Goal 9 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy
    • Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
    • Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
    First Semester
    1.0
    ED100 College Seminar
    This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    EN110 Oral&Writn Communctn
    This course covers the effective oral and written contexts of occupational communications. It includes practice in oral presentations, business letters, resumes, memos, instructional materials and reports, and visual aids. It is designed specifically for A.O.S. degree programs. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result; or successful completion of DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and successful completion of either EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition. See when this course is offered ...
    4.0
    MA105 Technical Math 1
    This course covers the four fundamental operations on integers, rational numbers, and real numbers. It includes the study of weights and measures, exponents and radicals, factoring, and linear equations, with an emphasis on technical applications. See when this course is offered ...
    3.5
    MT114 Manufacturing Processes
    This course introduces traditional processes used in manufacturing, except machining. It deals with methods of processing raw materials into manufactured components. Materials such as plastics, metals, composites, and elements of micro- and nano-fabrication are covered. Assembly methods include plastics joining, fasteners, and automation. See when this course is offered ...
    5.0
    MT170 Oxy-Acetyl Wld Pr
    This course covers the theory, methods, and use of acetylene equipment to oxy-weld and cut in all positions. Welding supply fee required. See when this course is offered ...
    .5 cr
    PE Physical Education
    A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
    Second Semester
    4.0
    MA106 Technical Math 2
    This course is a continuation of MA105 Technical Mathematics 1, with further topics from algebra as well as from geometry and trigonometry, and an emphasis on technical applications. Prerequisite: MA105 Technical Mathematics 1. See when this course is offered ...
    3.0
    MT107 Basic Machine Shop 1
    This course introduces the theory and practices of metal removal, as practiced in industry. The set-up and safe operation of conventional machine tools are stressed, along with their capabilities and limitations. Common processes such as drilling, grinding, milling, threading, and turning are used. Topics include speeds and feeds, metal cutting theory, cutting fluids, selection of tooling, fixturing, precision measurement, and layout procedures, along with basic blueprint reading and sketching. See when this course is offered ...
    2.0
    MT171 Cmptr Appl - Trades
    This course introduces the use of personal computers as engineering tools for work enhancement. It provides hands-on experience with the computer and its hardware, a comparison of operating systems, and internet-based functions. Computer-aided design,word processing, spreadsheets, and digital presentations are covered. See when this course is offered ...
    5.0
    MT174 Elec Arc Weld Pro
    This course provides proficiency in oxy-acetylene welding procedures, including the theory and use of electric arc welding. Topics include welding ferrous and nonferrous metals in all positions, and the theory of pipe design and cutting. Welding supply fee required. See when this course is offered ...
    3.5
    MT226 Industrial Materials
    This course introduces the properties of commonly used materials. Topics include the method used to evaluate material that will be used in the manufacturing of a part. Prerequisites: MA105 Technical Mathematics 1 and MT114 Manufacturing Processes. See when this course is offered ...
    .5 cr
    PE Physical Education
    A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
    Third Semester
    3.0
    EN147 Report Writing
    This course emphasizes the preparation of written reports, focusing on organization, format, language, and purpose. Reports based on the types written in the fields of business, industry, and sciences are prepared. Prerequisite: EN110 Oral & Written Communication. See when this course is offered ...
    5.0
    MT270 Weld Pro-Mig&Tig
    This course covers the theory and use of TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) and MIG (Gas Metallic Arc) welding, including non-ferrous and ferrous metals in all positions. Topics include plasma welding, cutting, and safety procedures. Prerequisite: MT170 Oxy-Acetylene Welding Procedures. Welding supply fee required. See when this course is offered ...
    4.0
    MT271 Metallurgy-Welder
    This course covers the fundamental knowledge and understanding of metallurgy as applied to welding. Laboratory work includes heat testing, physical testing, and metallography. Prerequisites: MA105 Technical Mathematics 1; and MT226 Industrial materials. Welding supple fee required. See when this course is offered ...
    4.0
    MT278 Weldng Insp&QC Test
    This course presents the American Welding Society standards. Topics include the standards of testing of welds, preparation of test samples, methods of inspection and quality control, and fundamentals and interpretations of the American Welding Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American National Standards Institute welding codes. Welding supply fee required. See when this course is offered ...
    .5 cr
    PE Physical Education
    A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
    Fourth Semester
    5.0
    MT272 Adv Elec Arc Weld
    This course continues with instruction of the principles and practices of gas arc (TIG) and gas metallic arc (MIG) welding on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and pipe. Topics include special arc cutting techniques such as air carbon arc, oxygen arc, underwater cutting, plasma cutting, along with theory and safety. Prerequisite: MT174 Electric Arc Welding Procedures. Welding supply fee required. See when this course is offered ...
    5.0
    MT273 Welding Certification
    This course discusses welding codes. Topics include set regulations covering permissible materials, service limitations, fabrication, inspection, testing procedures, and qualifications of welding operations. Emphasis is placed on preparation for the New York State Welding Certificate Exam. Prerequisite: MT272 Advanced Electric Arc Welding Procedures. Welding supply fee required. See when this course is offered ...
    4.0
    MT276 Weld/Or Irn&Blksm
    This course covers the design and fabrication of wrought iron and sculpture. Topics include the theory of blacksmithing and the use of the forge on various metals. Safety is stressed. Welding supply fee required. See when this course is offered ...
    5.0
    MT277 Weld Bluprnt&Metl
    This course covers weldment design factors. Topics include the interpretation of trade drawings, as well as the specification and use of welding symbols. Welding supply fee required. See when this course is offered ...
    .5 cr
    PE Physical Education
    A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
    Footnotes:
    MA105: MA106: Alternatives: MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1, MA122 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 2. See Certificate Programs section for related certificate instruction.
    Footnotes:
    PE Physical Education: PE170 First Aid is recommended during the first year or PE173 Industrial Health & Wellness is required for the Locomotive Mechanical Service emphasis.


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