The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provides the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Courses

COURSES

Required Courses for Program DIP C1 C2
ACA 122 College Transfer Success *
ENG 111 Writing Inquiry
MAT 110 Math Calculations and Literacy
WLD 110 Cutting Processes
WLD 111 Oxy-Fuel Welding
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes
WLD 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate
WLD 116 SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe
WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate
WLD 122 GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe
WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate
WLD 132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe **
WLD 141 Symbol and Specifications
WLD 151 Fabrication I **
WLD 261 Certification Practices
Total Semester Hours Required for Degree 41-42 12 12

Courses with matching symbols indicate OR/AND requirements. Review back page or contact Student Development for more information.
DIP = Diploma
C1= Certificate (Basic)
C2 = Certificate (Intermediate)
✔ Denotes required for degree completion

Outlook for Employment

Outlook for EMPLOYMENT

Successful graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry- level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Welders
Solderers
Cutters
Brazers
Machine Setters

Process for Admissions

Process for ADMISSIONS

• Submit a complete Application for Admission to the Office of Admissions.
• Submit official transcript(s) of high school education and all post-high school course work to the Office of Admissions if requested. Office GED scores or transcript of courses for the Adult High School Diploma may be submitted in lieu of the high school transcript.
• Complete the Admission Placement Test.
• Diploma and certificate admission requirements may vary. Contact the Admissions Office for details.

Program CONTACT

Person County Campus
Scott Tatum (336) 322-2173
scott.tatum@piedmontcc.edu
Person County Campus – F101

Walter Montgomery, Dean
(336) 322-2258
walter.montgomery@piedmontcc.edu
Person County Campus – L119

Caswell County Campus
John Moser
(336) 694-4212
john.moser@piedmontcc.edu
Caswell County Campus

Walter Montgomery, Dean
(336) 322-2258
walter.montgomery@piedmontcc.edu
Person County Campus – L119

Suggested Course Sequence - Full Time Student

Suggested Course Sequence – Full-time Student

Course# Course Name CL. LB. CLIN. CR.
FALL SEMESTER
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 1
ENG 111 Writing Inquiry 3 0 0 3
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 1 3 0 2
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 0 2
WLD 141 Symbol and Specifications 2 2 0 3
7 0 0 11
SPRING SEMESTER
MAT 110 Math Calculations and Literacy 2 2 0 3
WLD 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 2 9 0 5
WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 2 6 0 4
WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 2 6 0 4
8 23 0 16
SUMMER SEMESTER
WLD 151 Fabrication I OR 2 6 0 4
WLD 132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe 1 6 0 3
1-2 6 0 3-4
FALL SEMESTER
WLD 111 Oxy-Fuel Welding 1 3 0 2
WLD 116 SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe 1 9 0 4
WLD 122 GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe 1 6 0 3
WLD 261 Certification Practices 1 3 0 2
4 21 0 11
20-21 60 0 41-42
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED FOR ASSOCIATES: 41-42