Welding Technology (WEL.CT)

Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial TechnologyEngineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology


Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

Auburn Hills Campus

This program, leading to a Certificate in Welding Technology, prepares the student to enter the occupation of welding technician. The program will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to gain employment into a variety of welding occupations. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals are covered, along with welding terminology, joint design, and practical applications.  Classes prepare the student to take the examination for the American Welding Society SENSE Level 1 (Entry Level Welder) certification. 

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Major Requirements
WEL 1000Introduction to Welding: Theory and Practice I3
WEL 1050Defects and Discontinuities in Welding3
WEL 1100Introduction to Welding: Theory and Practice II3
WEL 1200Introduction to Oxygen-Fuel Applications3
WEL 1310Gas Metal & Flux-Cored Arc Welding (GMAW & FCAW)3
WEL 1320Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)3
WEL 1330Shielded Metal Arc Welding3
WEL 2000Pipe Layout and Welding3
WEL 2100Layout Theory and Fabrication3
Required Supportive Courses
MSE 1200Welding Metallurgy3
MTT 1100Introduction to Machine Tools3
TED 1030Basic Blueprint Reading3
Total Credit Hours36

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.