Welding & Manufacturing Technology

Welding and Manufacturing Technology

**After completing the Welding and Manufacturing Technology program at WACC, students will have a seamless transition into the Multicraft Technology program at SVCC. WACC and SVCC continue to partner with each other to increase the dual credit opportunities in the Multicraft Technology program.

One- or two-year program offered to junior and senior students.  Welding, machining, and CAD principles will be taught through hands-on experiences.  Topics include:

  • Welding processes – (Stick, Oxyacetylene, Mig, Tig, Plasma cutting, and OAW cutting),
  • Machine operations – (Lathes, Mills, Grinders, Shear, Pipe cutters, etc.)
  • AutoCAD – Computer aided drafting program
  • Blueprint reading

The second year will provide the students with the opportunity to obtain advanced training on components of welding and metal fabrication.

  • Welding processes – (Structural welds, Pipe welds, Flux cored welding)
  • Machine operations – (CNC and manual Machining)
  • Inventor – Computer aided drafting program
  • Product design and development
  • Internship

6 Dual Credits with SVCC:  3 credits for Welding Fundamentals (WELD 106) and 3 credits for – Intro to CAD (IND 108)

Recommended Student Criteria:  Students enrolled in Welding and Manufacturing Technology will be required to work in a machine/welding shop approximately 75% of the time while at WACC.  Students must be able to work in the confines of a welding booth (3’x 4’), have the ability to lift 40 pounds, must be able to stand for an hour and forty-five minutes, and must have the strength and mobility to operate machines such as lathes, grinders, and welding torches.

Prerequisites: Welding 2 students will be required to participate in an internship four days per week during second semester.  Therefore, students that enroll in Welding 2 must be able to transport him or herself to various internship sites.

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