Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Technology Studies: Welding & Fabrication (WFBT-AS-COT)

Location(s): Asnuntuck

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

As part of the Connecticut College of Technology (COT), the Technology Studies A.S. degree provides the knowledge and skills within specific high-demand technology fields. The program consists of lecture and lab course work in engineering, technology, industrial technology, mathematics, sciences, and foundational requirements that provide a solid comprehensive background for continuation in a four-year technology degree program or entry into the workforce.  Upon completion of a Technology Studies A.S. degree, students can transfer to Central CT State University or the University of Hartford to complete designated B.S. degrees.

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Asnuntuck Campus is an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Test Facility

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply mathematical, scientific and technological principles and concepts to identify and formulate solutions to technical problems.
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to solve technical problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to function on teams.
  • Recognize the need to engage in life-long learning.

The Technology Studies A.S. Degree transfers to Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford.

Welding & Technologies Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain detailed knowledge of welding principles as applied to modern manufacturing processes and applications.
  • Acquire the requisite advanced skills necessary to welding in today’s technological environment.
  • Practice and adhere to shop safety rules as they pertain to industry standards. 
  • Correctly and safely assemble, dissemble, and operate an oxyfuel cutting station. 
  • Complete satisfactory welds using SMAW in the four standard welding positions (flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead). 
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings/blueprints.
  • Understand and apply the appropriate steps involved in fabricating a part from design, to layout, to finished product.
  • Show manual dexterity/competence in performing acceptable weldments applying basic metallurgical principles.
  • Prepare and weld coupons in accordance to various welding codes in preparation for certification. 
  • Operate the appropriate tools and processes to successfully meet fabrication goals. 
  • Select and use the appropriate welding specific metrology tools.
  • Apply arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric operations applied to the welding trade.