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2022-23 RCC Catalog


2022-2023 Applied Technology Pathway
Applied Technology guided pathway at RCC

Industrial Welding Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

About the Program

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Welding Technology is designed for students whose goals are to enter the job market as entry-level welders/fabricators. Upon completing the program, students will be qualified to test for certification to the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1-06 Structural Steel Welding Codes and the AWS D1.3-08 Sheet Steel Welding Code. Students would also be able to test to certify as pipe welders to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section IX Welding Code, and as Level I Entry Level and Level II Advanced Level Welder by the AWS EG2.0 and 3.0 welder training programs.

Additionally, students will have a good foundation in structural steel layout, pipefitting, and sheet metal pattern development. Students will also be prepared with mathematics and communication skills and be knowledgeable of the human relations skills necessary to become valuable employees in the industrial welding field.

If students intend to transfer to SOU's Bachelor of Applied Science degree program, transfer courses should be chosen from the list of electives where possible. See an advisor for more information or visit www.sou.edu/degreecompletion.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for the Industrial Welding Technology Associate of Applied Science are:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to a culture of safety.
  • Interpret and create mechanical blueprints to industry standards.
  • Layout and fabricate industry-quality fabrication projects.
  • Produce industry quality cuts and weldments on carbon steel plate and pipe in various positions and joint and groove configurations.
  • Produce industry-quality welds using various welding processes on stainless steel and aluminum plate.
  • Develop a sequence of steps to foresee, troubleshoot, and resolve mechanical and process issues that arise in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over three years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. College Now credit will be accepted in accordance with current agreement. Verified industry experience may be substituted for some coursework in accordance with college policy and the department chair’s approval.

Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathway Certificates can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their degrees. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher-level(s) based on designated placement score(s). Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

90-91
Program email address: [email protected]
Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Alternate Course(s) Comments

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 1, 2

 

Required for graduation.

MEC102

Mechanical Fabrication

 

Strongly encouraged;
can be taken concurrently with CIS120

MTH20

Pre-algebra

 

or designated placement score

RD90

College Reading

WR91

or designated placement score; WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

WR90

Fundamentals of Composition

WR91

or designated placement score; WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

Prerequisites - credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

0-17

 

 

Fall

 

 

Check in with Advisor

MTH63

Applied Algebra I

MTH60

or higher-level math

BT113

Business English 3

WR115

or higher-level composition course

MET101

Mechanical Drafting

 

 

WLD111

Technology of Industrial Welding I

 

 

 

Term Credits: 17

 

 

Winter

 

 

 

BT114

Business English II

WR121

or higher-level composition course

WLD104

Blueprint Reading: Mechanical

 

 

WLD112

Technology of Industrial Welding II

 

 

WLD121

Fabrication and Repair Practices I

 

 

 

Term Credits: 18

 

 

Spring

 

 

 

HE112

Emergency First Aid

 

 

WLD113

Technology of Industrial Welding III

 

 

WLD122

Fabrication and Repair Practices II

 

 

 

Term Credits: 12

 

 

Fall

 

 

Check in with Advisor

BT101

Human Relations in Organizations

PSY101

 

WLD211

Technology of Industrial Welding IV

 

 

WLD220

Machine Tool Maintenance and Repair

 

 

WLD221

Welding Codes, Procedures and Inspections

 

 

 

Term Credits: 15

 

 

Winter

 

 

 

MEC103

Industrial Safety

 

or approved program elective (credits vary)

WLD250A

Selected Topics in Welding: FCAW

 

or approved program elective (credits vary)

WLD212

Technology of Industrial Welding V

 

 

MET160

Materials and Metallurgy

 

 

MFG121

Manufacturing Processes I

 

 

 

Term Credits: 16

 

 

Spring

 

 

 

WLD213

Technology of Industrial Welding VI

 

 

WLD280

Cooperative Work Experience/Welding

WLD250F

 

WLD250F

Selected Topics: Welding Capstone Project

 

or approved program elective (credits vary)

 

Term Credits: 12

 

 

Approved Program Electives

(minimum of 6-7 credits required)

Course No. Course Title Credits

BA109

Ready, Set, Work: Techniques for Landing a Job

2

DS260

Hydraulic Systems for Heavy Equipment with lab

3

MEC103

Industrial Safety

1

MEC114

Safety for Industry

3

EET101

Introduction to Electronics

3

MEC116

Quality Practices and Measurements

3

MEC124

Hoisting and Rigging I

3

MEC125

Pneumatics I

3

MEC130

Hydraulics I

3

MEC149

Electric Motor Control

4

MET121

Computer Aided Drafting I: Mechanical (SolidWorks)

3

MET122

Computer Aided Drafting II: Mechanical (SolidWorks)

3

MET123

Computer Aided Drafting III: Mechanical (SolidWorks)

3

MET160

Materials and Metallurgy

3

MET165

Materials Engineering and Metallurgy

3

MFG122

Manufacturing Processes II

4

MFG123

Manufacturing Processes III

4

MFG291

Laser Cutting and Engraving Fundamentals

3

WLD111D

Technology of Industrial Welding for Diesel

6

WLD111M

Technology of Industrial Welding for Manufacturing

6

WLD123

Aluminum Boat Welding I

6

WLD124

Aluminum Boat Welding II

6

WLD125

Aluminum Boat Welding III

6

WLD160

American Welding Society (AWS) Certification Seminar: Plate

1

WLD250A

Selected Topics in Welding: FCAW

2-6

WLD250B

Selected Topics in Welding: GTAW

2-6

WLD250C

Selected Topics in Welding: SMAW

2-6

WLD250D

Selected Topics in Welding: GMAW

2-6

WLD250F

Selected Topics in Welding: Capstone Project

2-6

WLD250P

Selected Topics in Welding: CNC Plasma Cutting

3

WLD260

American Welding Society (AWS) Certification Seminar: Pipe

1


1 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science course, CIS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years

2 Required for graduation.

3 Students must complete either BT113 and BT114 or WR115 and WR121 (or higher-level composition courses). Three credits of speech may be substituted for 3-4 credits of writing. Students who have successfully completed the 3-credit versions of BT113 and BT114 will have met this requirement.

For more information, contact the Industrial Welding Department.

Industrial Welding faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: [email protected]
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/welding
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

2022-23 RCC Catalog