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Welding Technology

The welding program is designed to train the student in the fundamentals of industrial welding processes
with emphasis on layout and design.

FRANK PHILLIPS COLLEGE WELDING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM(s)

The welding program is designed to train the student in the fundamentals of industrial welding processes with emphasis on layout and design. Specific areas of training include welding processes, welding procedures, blueprint reading, welding metallurgy, plate welding, pipe welding, pipe fitting, plate and pipe layout and fabrication, welding inspection and weld testing methods. Preparation for ASME testing is included in the curriculum.

Students that complete a list of required courses then complete a chosen area of specialization receive a certificate of completion. Possible areas of specialization include General Welding 135 Specialist, which is designed to establish a strong foundation utilizing various welding techniques and processes, and Pipe Welding Specialist, which includes carbon steel and stainless steel alloys, utilizing SMAW, GMAW (MIG), and GTAW (TIG) processes in all positions.

Also, students that complete the required basic skills courses of fourteen (14) credit hours will receive the marketable skills achievement award.

Special equipment is required of all welding students and includes the following: gloves, hood, goggles, and safety glasses.


Todd Devers
Director of Wedling
tdevers@fpctx.edu

Richard Mercer
Welding Technology Instructor
rmercer@fpctx.edu

Chad Epperson
Welding Technology Instructor; Pipefitting Instructor
cepperson@fpctx.edu

Certificate of Completion in Welding Technology

I. Required Courses - 23 credit hours

  • WLDG 1317 Introduction to Layout Fabrication 3
  • WLDG 1204 Fundamentals of Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting 2
  • DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3 
  • WLDG 1337 Introduction to Welding Metallurgy 3
  • WLDG 1428 Intro. to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
  • WLDG 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
  • WLDG 2488 Internship – Welder/Welding Technologist* 4
    * Capstone course

II. Selected Areas of Specialization - 12 - 15 credit hours

General Welding Specialist

  • WLDG 1202 Intro. to Gas Metal Arc Welding(GMAW) 2
  • WLDG 1206 Fund. of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding(GTAW) 2
  • WLDG 1435 Introduction to Pipe Welding 4
  • WLDG 2443 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4 -Pipe Welding Specialist
  • WLDG 1435 Introduction to Pipe Welding 4
  • WLDG 2506 Intermediate Pipe Welding 5
  • WLDG 2453 Advanced Pipe Welding 4
  • WLDG 1206 Fund. of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 2

TOTAL = 35-38 credit hours

Additional Welding Classes Offered:

  • WLDG 1391 Special Topics 3
  • WLDG 1305 Art Metals 3
  • WLDG 2451 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
  • WLDG 2439 Advanced Oxy-Fuel Welding & Cutting 4
  • WLDG 2447 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
  • WLDG 2452 Advanced Flux Cored Arc Welding 4
  • PFPB 1443 Pipefitting Fabrication & Blueprint Reading 4 136
  • PFPB 2408 Pipe Standards & Materials 4
  • PFPB 2432 Adv. Pipefitting Standards, Specifications & Installation 4
  • PFPB 2443 Advanced Pipe Practices 4
  • PFPB 2449 Field Measuring, Sketching & Layout 4

Pipe Fitting Specialist - Certificate of Completion

I. Required Courses - 24 credit hours

  • WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Mtl Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
  • PFPB 1443 Pipefitting Fabrication & Blueprint Reading 4
  • PFPB 2408 Pipe Standards & Materials 4
  • PFPB 2432 Adv. Pipefitting Standards, Specs. & Installation 4
  • PFPB 2443 Advanced Pipe Practices 4
  • PFPB 2449 Field Measuring, Sketching & Layout 4

Marketable Skills Achievement Award in Basic Welding

I. Required Courses - 12 credit hours

  • WLDG 1204 Fundamentals of Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting 2 
  • WLDG 1317 Intro. to Layout Fabrication 3
  • DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3 
  • WLDG 1428 Intro. to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4

II. Area of Specialization - 2 credit hours

Select one course from options below:

  • WLDG 1202 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc (GMAW) Welding 2
  • WLDG 1206 Fundamentals of Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) Welding 2

TOTAL HOURS = 14