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Program Description The Welding and Joining Technology program is four semesters long for full time students. The student could complete the program in three semesters if scheduling worked out perfectly. Evening students, or part time students take longer. Welding is the process of joining materials, normally metals, to form a seam as strong or stronger than the materials being joined. The welding program trains students in safety, oxyfuel cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and blueprint reading. Upon graduation, the students will have gained entry level skills and be competent enough to pass qualification tests.
Employment Opportunities: There are many employment options available to welders such as: local fabrication shops, ship yards, nuclear power plants, pipe lines, oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, and many overseas jobs. Job placement: Until the recent economic recession, 100% of our graduates were placed in the field. Currently, jobs are harder to find but they do exist. A person might need to move from their local area to find employment. Many professionals in the field think that the job market will soon rebound. A beginning welding graduate can expect to earn between $10 and $15 per hour in the local area. However, if a student is willing to relocate, he/she may earn $20 per hour or more. Advancements in the field: Welding foreman, supervisor, plant manager, welding educator, welding inspector.
Additional Program Requirements Personal protective equipment: Prior to being allowed to work in the welding lab, students must have the following: Welding helmet Clear safety glasses Welding gloves Cutting glasses or cutting goggles with shade 4 or 5 lens Clear face shield with head gear Work boots with 6” uppers so that pants legs will cover. Steel toe boots are not required but recommended.
Timeline How often do we register? You are required to register before the first day of class upon initial entry. Each following term, all current students will be preregistered at an appointed time. What is the procedure for registering each term? Contact your program advisor in person during new student registration day or preregistration week if you are a current student. When should core classes be taken? Core classes may be taken at any time during enrollment. How long does it take to complete the program? A full time day student should complete the program in three to four semesters, depending upon scheduling. Part time (evening students) take about three years due to the fact that a part time student gets only ten hours per week compared to thirty hours per week for a full time student.
Diploma/Degrees/CertificatesName of diploma/degree/etc Credit hours Offerings (online/day/evening)Welding and Joining Technology (Diploma) 50 Day/EveningFlat Shielded Metal Arc Welder (TCC) 10 Day/EveningGas Metal Arc Welder (TCC) 13 Day/Evening
General Fees Fees, by term, as follows: Tuition is based on $85 per credit hour ($1,275 for 15 hours or more) Registration fee of $39 Activity fee of $24 Instructional fee of $55 Insurance of $6 Institutional fee of $50Check with financial aid concerning your financial support eligibility. Check ourwebsite for the most recent tuition costs and general fee costs.
Total Estimated Program CostsTerm Books/ Supplies TuitionFirst Term Approx. $1750Second Term Approx. $1460Third Term Approx. $1350 Fourth Term? Costs will depend upon how many credit hours are required to complete the program. If a fourth term is required, costs should be much less than the numbers above because fewer credit hours should be required.The costs above are estimates. These costs are greatly reduced by the acquisition of HOPE and/or PELL grants.
Frequently Asked Questions If I attend school for one term and need to skip a term, how long before I can re-enroll, and will I have to start over from the beginning? You may enroll in any following term and start at the point in which you left provided you have been away from the program for no more than seven years. I’ve heard that welding is dangerous to the eyes. Is there a real danger of injuring my eyes in a welding career? Eye injury is the most common injury involved with welding, however, you will learn during the course that eye injury is completely avoidable. Using the proper personal protective equipment as taught during the course, you will protect your eyes from injury.
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Instructor Bill Giles, Program Chair, Moultrie Technical College, Tifton Campus Personal mission: To share knowledge gained from 30 years of welding experience. Campus/Office#: Tifton Campus, Room # A146 Office hours: Posted outside instructor’s lab and office door E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 229-391-2619
Instructor Troy Gilliam, Welding Instructor, Tifton Campus E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 229-391-2619 Personal mission: To share knowledge gained from 30 years of welding experience. Also, to teach the latest technology and techniques. Campus/Office#: Tifton Campus, Room # A146 Office hours: Posted outside instructor’s lab and office door Phone: 229-391-2619
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