State Fair Community College

Manufacturing Technology with Emphasis in Welding Technology

Welding technology — a hot career field

Are you interested in metal work? Are you looking for steady employment and good pay? With a manufacturing technology with emphasis in welding technology associate of applied science degree or a certificate from SFCC, you can quickly get into the job market and have a successful career!

The welding technology program at State Fair Community College includes instruction and hands-on experience. Students will study the following areas:

  • Oxy/acetylene welding and cutting
  • Shielded metal arc welding (stick)
  • Gas metal arc welding (mig)
  • Gas tungsten arc welding (tig)
  • Plasma arc cutting
All welding procedures follow American Welding Society (AWS) guidelines.


In the classroom, students will learn the technological information associated with the welding processes and how to apply that information to the practical use on the job. This programs meets the needs of both beginning and experienced welders who are seeking certification.

Welders need good eyesight, hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity. Students should be able to concentrate on detailed work for long periods, and must be able to lift up to 45 pounds, bend, stoop, crawl, kneel, climb ladders, and work in awkward and cramped positions.

Professional Certificates

Professional Certificate in Pipe Welding – The 32-credit-hour pipe welding program will prepare students to enter the workforce in the high demand field of pipe welding. Students will use the SMAW and GTAW processes to weld pipe and tubing according to ASME code. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to receive several welder qualifications, which provides a competitive edge when searching for a job.

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Professional Certificate in Welding Technology is a one-year certificate and is based on four semesters of instruction and hands-on experience. All welding procedures follow American Welding Society guidelines.

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Skills Certificates

Skills Certificate in 16-Week Structural Welding – Be a welder in just 16 weeks! This fast-track program meets four days a week on the Sedalia campus for 16 weeks.

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Skills Certificate in Structural Welding is designed for the student who wants to get into the workforce as soon as possible. The welding courses follow American Welding Society guidelines and the successful student will be eligible for up to six AWS welder qualifications, according to the AWS D 1.1 Structural Welding Code.

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View COURSE CATALOG for all program requirements.

This program requires students to have certain essential qualifications in order to be admitted and retained in the program. Click Essential Skills to view program specific qualifications.

Contact

Allen Strange
Fielding Technical Center
(660) 596-7158
dstrange@sfccmo.edu

 

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