Welding and Cutting Technology

FIND YOUR WINGS

The Welding and Cutting Technology program prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of  welding and cutting. Students are taught the use of the arc welder, oxyacetylene torch and plasma arc cutter. Student also receive instruction in blueprint reading, welding metallurgy, and welding theory. Upon completion of the program, students receiveadvanced NCCER and  OSHA certifications

Progression:   To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a “C” average (GPA of 2.00) or better. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each ATV course to progress in the program.

Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements) must include one of the following:

  • Attain a 16 composite score on the ACT;
  • Score 61 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and 43 or above on the Algebra Section;
  • Earn a “C” or above in Math for Occupational Education (CTE 1113);
  • Complete 15 semester hours with a “C” average or above at an accredited college or university.  Developmental coursework does not satisfy this requirement. 

 

 
FIRST YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
WLT 1115 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I 5
WLT 1124 Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
WLT 1173 Introduction to Welding and Safety 3
WLT 1313 Cutting Processes 3
  Semester Hours 15
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
WLT 1135 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 5
WLT 1143 Flux Core Arc Welding 3
WLT 1225 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II 5
WLT 1232 Blueprint Reading, Welding Symbols and Metallurgy 2
  Semester Hours 15
SUMMER SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
WLT 2915 Welding Code 3
PPV 1425 Basic Fabrication of Pipe Fitting 5
WLT 1155 Basic Pipe Welding 5
WLT 1252 Advanced Pipe Welding 2
  Semester Hours 15
FALL SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
ENG 1113 English Composition I 3
SPT 1113 Public Speaking 3
PSY 1513  General Psychology 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elect. 3
  Mathematics/Science Elective 3
  Semester Hours 15
Total Semester Hours 60

 

 

FIRST YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
WLT 1115 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I 5
WLT 1124 Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
WLT 1173 Introduction to Welding and Safety 3
WLT 1313 Cutting Processes 3
  Semester Hours 15
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
WLT 1135 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 5
WLT 1143 Flux Core Arc Welding 3
WLT 1225 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II 5
WLT 1232 Blueprint Reading, Welding Symbols and Metallurgy 2
  Semester Hours 15
Total Semester Hours 30

 

FIRST YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
WLT 1115 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I 5
WLT 1124 Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
WLT 1173 Introduction to Welding and Safety 3
WLT 1313 Cutting Processes 3
  Semester Hours 15
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
WLT 1135 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 5
WLT 1143 Flux Core Arc Welding 3
WLT 1225 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II 5
WLT 1232 Blueprint Reading, Welding Symbols and Metallurgy 2
  Semester Hours 15
SUMMER SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
WLT 2915 Welding Code 3
PPV 1425 Basic Fabrication of Pipe Fitting 5
WLT 1155 Basic Pipe Welding 5
WLT 1252 Advanced Pipe Welding 2
  Semester Hours 15
Total Semester Hours 45

 

  • Structural Welder
  • Iron Worker
  • Tacker
  • Fitter
  • Fabricator
  • Production Worker
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Cutting Processes
  • Pipe Welding
  • $44,340 (Bureau of Labor Statistics) 

 

For more informationFor more information:
Eric Jones
ejones20@meridiancc.edu
601.484.8744
For more informationFor more information:
Deborah Nettles, advisor
dnettle1@meridiancc.edu
601.553.3404