TVCC Catalog

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Degree Advisor

  • Kevin Campbell
  • 541-881-5973

Major code: 2210

Advising Worksheet

Department: Career and Technical Ed

Chair: Ronald G Hanks

This degree provides training for entry-level skills and related technical knowledge necessary for advancement in the metals welding industry. Upon satisfactory completion students will be able to weld all types of joints, including piping, and perform oxyacetylene welding and cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and fluxed cored arc welding. They will plan and layout work for drawings, blueprints and other written specifications; demonstrate knowledge of the welding properties of metals and alloys; and establish and maintain a safe working environment.

This degree is designed for students wishing to directly enter the workforce. It is not designed for transfer to a four-year institution, although some coursework may be transferable. Students who wish to transfer coursework are strongly encouraged to work closely with their TVCC advisor to develop a transfer plan and to identify and contact an advisor at their chosen transfer institution. A minimum of 90 credits and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 are needed to graduate with a degree.

Learning Outcomes

  • Proper set up of welding machines for appropriate welding processes
  • Appropriate shop safety procedures and equipment
  • Proper welding techniques for all positions in SMAW, FCAW, GTAW, and GMAW processes
  • Proper welding techniques for qualification tests
  • Advanced welding techniques in stainless steel and aluminum welding
  • Advanced layout and fabrication procedures for welding projects

Dual Credit (2+2)

Students will receive credit for Career and Technical Ed classes taken in high school as equivalent to college classes provided that the high school classes are listed on a signed articulated on agreement between the specific high school and the college. Credit will be transcripted as equivalent to a parallel community college course.

Related Educational Requirements (11 Credits)

All career and technical education degrees and one-year certificates contain required courses in applied communication, computation and human relations. These courses are designed to support student competence and success in the workplace. Students must have appropriate test scores in writing and math to enter the related courses listed. Students who test below the required level will be required to take preparatory courses. A college advisor will assist students with selecting the appropriate preparatory course or courses.

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

PSYC 101 - PYSCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS or BA 204 TEAMWORK DYNAMICS

3

INED 156 - EMPLOYMENT STRATEGIES

1

WR 101 - WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS I - OR HIGHER

3

MATH 063

TECHNICAL MATH I

4

Year One

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

AET 212

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY & MANAGEMENT

3

AG 207

AGRICULTURE SEMINAR

1

DRFT 112

GENERAL DRAFTING & LAY OUT FOR WELD

3

WELD 102

PIPE WELDING

3

WELD 103

SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING II

5

WELD 104

GAS METAL ARC WELDING

3

WELD 106

FLUX CORED ARC WELDING

3

WELD 120

WELDING SYMBOLS & PRINT READING

3

WELD 130

PERFORMANCE WELDING-OAW

2

WELD 150

BASIC WELDING I

5

WELD 160

BASIC WELDING II

5

Electives (27 Credits)

Recommended:

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

INED 280 - COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE

1

DRFT 168

COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING II

4

WELD 105

ADVANCED PIPE WELDING

2

WELD 132

PERFORMANCE WELDING-GMAW

2

WELD 133

PERFORMANCE WELDING-FCAW

2

WELD 134

PERFORMANCE WELDING-GTAW

2

WELD 135

PERFORMANCE WELDING-CODE PRACTICAL

2

WELD 136

PERFORMANCE WELDING-CODE PRACTICAL

2

WELD 297

WELDING FABRICATION PRACTICES II

2

WELD 298

WELDING FABRICATION PRACTICES III

2

Helpful Contacts

  • Advising: 541.881.5815
  • Admissions: 541.881.5811
  • Financial Aid: 541.881.5833
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