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Welding Technology

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Welding Technology/Welder. 480508

Description

A. Course Objective:
The Welding Technology program focuses on incremental levels of competency based training to prepare students to enter the welding industry.
B. WELDING TECHNOLOGY
900 HOURS:
The Welding Technology program prepares students for careers in the welding industry by focusing on incremental levels of competency-based training.
The program starts with plate and structural welding progressing to pipe and tubing configurations, which prepares the student for a broad array of industry sectors such as pipeline, shipyard, power plant, buildings, bridges and aerospace applications.
Upon completion of the program, students may test to receive plate and pipe certifications with the American Welding Society S.E.N.S.E (AWS).
Welding Technology – Plate
600 HOURS the Welding Technology – Plate program prepares students for careers in the welding plate industry by focusing on incremental levels of competency based training. In addition to safety practices, instruction will focus on plate and structural welding in the SMAW (Stick welding), FCAW (Flux cored arc welding), GMAW (MIG welding), and GTAW (TIG welding) processes.
Upon completion of the program, students may test to receive plate certification with the American Welding Society S.E.N.S.E (AWS).
Welding Technology – Pipe
300 HOURS the Welding Technology – Pipe program prepares students for careers in the welding pipe industry by focusing on incremental levels of competency based training.
In addition to safety practices, instruction will focus on the pipe welding with the SMAW (stick welding) processes on
C. Total Cost of Program
Tuition and fees Program of Study – Plate & Pipe: $9,575; Program of Study-Plate: $6,350; Program of Study-Pipe: $3,175; Each Individual Course: varies
D.
Books
• Welding Principles and Applications : Seventh Edition
• Welding Level One: Contren Learning series: NCCER
• Welding Level Two: Contren Learning series: NCCER
• Welding Level Three: Contren Learning series: NCCER
• Core Curriculum: Introductory Craft Skills : Contren Learning Series
• Math for Welders
E. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
Student are requires to have their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Must wear PPE, appropriate work shoes, and eye protection is required at all times in the shop.
Personal Protective Equipment:
1. Welding Hood (min 12 shade)
2. Safety Glasses (ANSI Z87.1)
3. Hearing Protection (ear plugs)
4. Welding Jacket
5. Welding Gloves
6. Leather work gloves
7. Leather shoes (work boots recommended)
F. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Name: Lizeth Fils-Aime
Email: Lizeth.Fils-Aime@west-mec.org
Phone number: 623-738-0034
F. Direct Website link to the program: :
http://west-mec.edu/findyourhappy
G. Additional information:
• Exclusions: Some employs require background checks
H. Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):
If Student withdraws or is terminated from the Program during any of the following scheduled hours, Student will be obligated to the School for:
· the entire cost of any Supplies purchased by Student from the School, the Lab fees incurred; and
· the following corresponding percentages:
SCHEDULED HOURS Percentage:
Tuition
Supplies
1 – 9 %
No charge No Refunds
10 – 19 %
10%
No Refunds
20 – 29 %
20%
No Refunds
30 – 39 %
30%
No Refunds
40 % +
100%
No Refunds
I. Credentials:
• Yes, Industry Recognized: Upon completion of the program, students may test to receive plate and pipe certifications with the American Welding Society S.E.N.S.E (AWS).
• Career Pathway: Structural Welder
Welding Supervisor
Manufacturing Welder
Certified Welding Inspector
Iron Worker
Pipe Fitter
Sheet Metal Worker Knowledge obtained in this program is transferrable to a broad spectrum of careers.
*Information found in Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages
• Portable:
Yes: All certification is nationally recognized by the NCCER and AWS. The test-out procedures will require the student to demonstrate proficiency in the respective plate welding theory (by passing the module exams) and practical application (by passing the assignments in each module).
In lieu of completing the prerequisite course for this module, which is (see specific course for prerequisite), the student may test out by successfully completing the required module exams and assignments of the prerequisite
• Accredited Curriculum:
J. Credential Attainment Rate:
Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program.

Details

Program Length (Weeks)

82

Hours

900

Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent

School

Western Maricopa Education Center

WIOA Approved Program

Yes

Curriculum Competency Based

NCCER

Training Location(s)

Central West-Mec Campus Glendale, AZ

Local WIB

7 - Maricopa County, Maricopa Workforce Connections

Name of Credential

Certificate of Program Completion

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

GI Bill /other, Federal Financial Aid

Refund Policy

yes

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Council on Occupational Education

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?

No

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?

No

Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$350.00 Recommended but not required

In-State/District Tuition

$9,575.00 Cost covers 900 hours for Plate and Pipe

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$9,575.00 Cost covers 900 hours for Plate and Pipe

Total In-State Program Cost

$9,925.00

Total Out-of-State Program Cost

$9,925.00

Demand Occupation(s)

51-2041.00Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
$14.29 per hour
Required Certification: American Welding Society S.E.N.S.E.
51-4121.00Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
$17.45 per hour
Required Certification: American Welding Society S.E.N.S.E.

Provider Status

Approved

Address

5487 N. 99th Ave, Glendale, Arizona 85305

Phone Number

(623) 738-0034

Web Address

http://west-mec.edu/findyourhappy

Last Updated

Jun 09, 2021

Created

Apr 07, 2017