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

Technology Studies: Welding and Fabrication Technologies Certificate (WFBC-CC-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.

This certificate provides detailed knowledge of welding principles as applied to modern manufacturing processes and applications. It will provide the student with the requisite advanced skills necessary to weld in today’s technological environment. The Welding Technologies and Fabrication certificate is a practical and “hands-on” program designed to teach the technical skills required to be successful in the welding trade. This curriculum is a mix of theory and practice focusing on the four major welding processes, automation, and fabrication. The student who completes the Welding and Fabrication Technologies certificate program has a choice to pursue employment or to matriculate in an associate degree program.

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

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.