Welding

Program Description

The purpose of the Welding program is to prepare individuals for employment in the field of welding. Instruction is provided in various processes and techniques of welding including oxy-fuel cutting, carbon arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, pipe welding, plasma arc cutting, blueprint reading, weld symbols, and joints. After completion of this program, the student will have covered the skills designated by the American Welding Society (AWS) and will be prepared to take the AWS Entry Level Welder Test.

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Curriculum

Welding-480508-Diploma Certificate Options
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
WELD 1110 Occupational Orientation & Safety 1 1 2
WELD 1120 Basic Blueprint, Metallurgy & Weld Symbols 1 1 2
WELD 1130 Welding Inspection and Testing 1 1 2
WELD 1210 Oxyfuel Systems 1 1 2
WELD 1310 Cutting Processes CAC/PAC 0 1 1
TCA – Arc Cutter Basic (9)     9
WELD 1410 SMAW - Basic Beads 1 1 2
WELD 1411 SMAW - Fillet Weld 0 2 2
WELD 1420 SMAW - V-Groove Open 1 3 4
WELD 1510 SMAW - Pipe 2G 1 2 3
WELD 1514 SMAW - 5G Downhill 1 2 3
CTS – SMAW Structural Welder (23)     14
WELD 1515 SMAW - 6G Downhill 0 2 2
WELD 1516 SMAW - 5G Uphill 0 4 4
WELD 1517 SMAW - 6G Uphill 0 3 3
CTS – SMAW Pipe Welder (32)     9
WELD 2210 GTAW - Multi-Joint 1 2 3
WELD 2220 GTAW - Pipe 5G 1 3 4
WELD 2221 GTAW - Pipe 2G 0 3 3
WELD 2222 GTAW - Pipe 6G 0 2 2
WELD 2230 GTAW - Aluminum Multi-Joint 1 1 2
CTS – SMAW, GTAW Combination Welder (46)     14
WELD 2310 GMAW - Basic Fillet Weld 1 1 2
WELD 2311 GMAW - Groove Weld 0 2 2
WELD 2110 FCAW - Basic Fillet Welds 1 1 2
WELD 2111 FCAW - Groove Welds 0 1 1
CTS – SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, FCAW Combination Welder (53)     7
WELD 2312 Basic Pipe & Structural Fabrication 1 2 3
TD – Welding (56)     3
Total Clock Hours 1830

Program Information

CIP Code: 480508

Program Type: Diploma

Program Length: 61 Semester Credit Hours

Program Resources

Contact Information

Jonathan Darbonne

jonathan.darbonne@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6592 ext. 4312

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483
info@sowela.edu

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

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Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

candy.parker@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

maegan.lewis@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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