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WHY STUDY WELDING AT NC?

The Welding Technology Program prepares Navarro College students for employment in the metal and construction trades. This is a field that continues to grow and is very much in demand with a high family wage potential. Students will gain experience and competencies in all major welding, cutting and fabrication theory and processes. Students can earn a certificate or Associate of Applied Science. The Program includes classroom instruction and hands-on-training in metal trades including safety, blueprint reading, metallurgy, power sources, tools and materials, welding and layout, and fitting techniques.

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Course Descriptions

WLDG 1125 Intro to Oxy-Fuel Welding & Cutting

An introduction to oxy-fuel welding and cutting, safety, setup and maintenance of oxy-fuel welding, and cutting equipment and supplies.  

 

WLDG 1191 Special Topics – Welding

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was deigned to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. 

 

WLDG 1313 Intro to Blueprint Reading for Welders

A study of industrial blueprints. Emphasis placed on terminology, symbols, graphic description, and welding processes. Includes systems of measurement and industry standards. Also includes interpretation of plans and drawings used by industry to facilitate field application and production.

 

WLDG 1323 Welding Safety Tools & Equipment

An introduction to welding careers and safety practice, including welding safety; OSHA and the Hazardous Communication Act; Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS); basic mathematics; measuring systems; shop operations; use and care of precision measuring tools; and the use and care of hand and power tools. Instruction on various types of welding equipment and processes, basic welding gases, fluxes, rods, electrodes, symbols, and blueprints.

 

WLDG 1327 Welding Codes

An in-depth study of welding codes and their development in accordance with structural standards welding processes destructive and nondestructive test methods.

 

WLDG 1391 Special Topics in Welder/Weld

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

 

WLDG 1417 Intro to Layout & Fabrication

A fundamental course in layout and fabrication related to the welding industry. Major emphasis on structural shapes and use in construction.

 

WLDG 1428 Intro to Shielded Metal Arc Welding

An introduction to shielded metal arc welding process. Emphasis placed on power sources, electrode selection, oxyfuel cutting, and various joint designs. Instruction provided in SMAW fillet welds in various positions.

 

WLDG 1430 Intro to Gas Metal Arc Welding

Principles of gas metal arc welding, setup and use of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) equipment, and safe use of tools/equipment. Instruction in various joint designs.

 

WLDG 1434 Intro to Gas Tungsten Arc Weld

Principles of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) set up GTAW equipment. Instruction in various positions and joint designs.

 

WLDG 1435 Intro to Pipe Welding

An introduction to welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW), including electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld positions 1G and 2G using various electrodes.

 

WLDG 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding

A study of the production of various fillets and groove welds. Preparation of specimens for testing in all test positions.

 

WLDG 2288 Intership – Welding Tech Welder

A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.

 

WLDG 2406 Inter Pipe Welding

Instruction using layout tools and blueprint reading with demonstration and guided practices with some of the following welding processes: oxy-fuel gas cutting and welding shield metal arc welding (SMAW) gas metal arc welding (GMAW) flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) or any other approved welding process.

 

WLDG 2413 Inter Welding Using Multiple Processes

Instruction using layout tools and blueprint reading with demonstration and guided practices with some of the following welding processes: oxy-fuel gas cutting and welding, shield metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), or any other approved welding process.

 

WLDG 2447 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding

Advanced topics in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). Includes welding in various positions and directions.

OFFERED ON CAMPUS

Corsicana  |  Fairfield

DEGREE PLANS OFFERED
Welding Technology (AAS)60 credit hours
Production Welder Certificate (Dual Credit)15 credit hours
Welding Technology Certificate37 credit hours

NEXT TERM: SPRING 16-WEEK & 1st 8-WEEK

November 6 - January 10Registration
Payment due by January 10 at 5 p.m.
COLLEGE CLOSED FOR WINTER HOLIDAYS: DECEMBER 21 - JANUARY 1
January 16 - 17Late Registration
Payment due by January 17 at 5 p.m.
January 16Classes start
DEGREE & TRANSFER OPTIONS
Complete your degree and begin your career or transfer to a 4-year college to continue your studies.

 

Have transfer credits from another college or university? Send your official transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions & Records at 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110

ACCREDITATION
Navarro College is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees; approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and is a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Office of Executive Dean, Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7498

Dean’s Office, Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7573

OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.