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Welding

Welding

Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS, Certificate, CER

Pathway: Technical and Professional Studies

More Options: Classroom Based

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Location: Centennial

Transferability: Non-transferable

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Fall/Summer registration opens in March

Secure your spot in the classes you need for spring 2024 at Pikes Peak State College today, and take the next step towards achieving your academic and career goals!

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Important Announcement

WEL courses are currently full for Spring 2024. Students can pursue general education courses or there are a few elective options with limited availability. ACT 1011 Metal Welding & Cutting I and ACT 1024 Replace Weld-on Exterior Panel are approved electives. Please contact ralph.mills@pikespeak.edu if you are interested in ACT 1011 and/or ACT 1024 this Spring.

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Why Choose welding at ppsc?

The welding instructors at PPSC are experts in their field, offering you real work scenarios and hands-on learning. The program prepares you to enter the workforce with marketable skills, or advance in their current position. You can choose to earn a certificate or an associate degree which both lead to careers that include automotive, art & design and fabrication.
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Join Us! Welding Information and Registration Session

Learn about the programs, career options, job and salary outlook, program requirements, and much more! In addition to learning about the Welding program, you will find support registering for summer and fall classes and have the opportunity to ask any questions about registration.

Tuesday, March 19
12:30 - 1:30pm
Centennial Campus, Room B211

 

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Career Options

Welding is a challenging, yet rewarding occupation that provides opportunities in a wide variety of industries. With your degree, you can expect to work in areas such as:
  • Motor sports
  • Metal fabrication
  • Artist
  • Pipe welder
  • Fabricator

Welding Classes You Might Take

As a welding student at PPSC you will learn about the science of welding and explore a variety of welding techniques. Coursework and training will include:

  • Provide an understanding of the various types of welding
  • Expose students to the industrial and creative sides of welding
  • Internships that provide hands-on experience with local companies

Expert faculty provide in-depth instruction in the field of welding and help prepare students to enter the workforce quickly.

class 1

Covers theory and practice in oxy-acetylene processes with emphasis toward AWS welder qualification with mild steel electrode E-7018 welding in the horizontal and vertical position.

class 2

Covers welding in all positions on carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum plate and carbon steel pipe with the GTAW process. Student should be familiar with basic metallurgy pertaining to the weldability of metals, structural joints, and safety in the welding industry.

class 3

Covers welding in all positions on carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum plate and carbon steel pipe with the GTAW process. Student should be familiar with basic metallurgy pertaining to the weldability of metals, structural joints, and safety in the welding industry.

class 4

Introduces design and construction of welded sculptures with the use of different fabrication techniques. This course includes uses of different metalworking machines, hot and cold working practices, and demonstration of coloring and texturing metal.

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Voices of PPSC

Wil Elwood

Voices of PPSC

Teaching at Pikes Peak State College is a privilege. Every day in the classroom is a new challenge. Seeing our students succeed and thrive here and then at four-year colleges and universities is immensely rewarding.

Wil Elwood
AutoCAD Engineer

Learning Outcomes

  • Maintain a safe work environment by understanding and following welding shop safety requirements
  • Read and interpret an industry standard blueprint by generating a part
  • Produce a multiple pass t-joint weldment in the 2F position utilizing the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process
  • Produce a stainless steel t-joint weldment in the 2F position utilizing the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process
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Program Plan

math & english requirements

Program Plan

Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with a Faculty Advisor.

Courses and Credit Hours

WEL 1000 - Safety for Welders (1)

WEL 1006 - Blueprint Reading for Welders & Fitters (4)

WEL 1013 - Oxyfuel & Plasma Cutting (2)

WEL 1014 - Oxyacetylene Welding (2)

WEL 1021 - Structural Welding I (3)

WEL 1025 - Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (4)

Total Credit Hours: 16

Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with a Faculty Advisor.

Courses and Credit Hours

WEL 1022 - Structural Welding II (3)

WEL 1024 - Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (4)

WEL 2025 - Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (4)

MAT 1140 - Career Math (3)

CSC 1005 - Computer Literacy (3)

Total Credit Hours: 17

Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with a Faculty Advisor.

Courses and Credit Hours

WEL 2000 - Advanced CAD/CAM Cutting Processes (4)

WEL 2024 - Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (4)

WEL 2030 - Pipe Welding I (4)

COM 2250 - Organizational Communication (3)

Total Credit Hours: 15

Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with a Faculty Advisor.

Courses and Credit Hours

WEL 2005 - Introduction to Ornamental Iron (4)

WEL 2031 - Pipe Welding II (4)

WEL 2050 - Layout & Fabrication (4)

BUS 1015 (3) or General Education Elective (3)

Total Credit Hours: 15

Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with a Faculty Advisor.

Courses and Credit Hours

WEL 1080 - Internship (1-4) or WEL 2080 - Internship (1-4)

WEL 2063 - Applied Metal Properties (4)

WEL 2064 - Creative Welding (4)

WEL 2089 - Capstone (4)

1 General Education Elective (3)

Total Credit Hours: 15

ACT 1011 - Metal Welding & Cutting I (3)

ACT 1024 - Replace Weld-on Exterior Panel (3)

ACT 2011 - Metal Welding & Cutting II (2)

WEL 1080 - Internship (4)

WEL 2000 - Advanced CAD/CAM Cutting Process (4)

WEL 2005 - Introduction to Ornamental Iron (4)

WEL 2030 - Pipe Welding I (4)

WEL 2031 - Pipe Welding II (4)

WEL 2050 - Layout and Fabrication (4)

WEL 2063 - Applied Metal Properties (4)

WEL 2064 - Creative Welding (4)

WEL 2089 - Capstone (4)

math & english requirements

MAT 1140 - Career Math (3)