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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry (ITI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Welding Curriculum (SMAC-0005)

Location: 

International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry, Fairfax, VA, and other ITI approved locations.

Length: 

Version 1: 160 hours of classroom instruction and 7,040 hours of supervised practical experience over four years. Version 2: 320 hours of classroom instruction and 5,400 hours of supervised practical experience over three years.

Dates: 

Version 1: April 2013 – September 2015. Version 2: October 2015 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: safely weld utilizing different types of welding and cutting technologies: Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW); Gas Metal Arc Welding Pulse (GMAW-P); Gas Metal Arc Welding Surface Tension Transfer (GMAW-STT); Oxygen Fuel Cutting (OFC); Shield Metal Arc Welding (SMAW); Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW); Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Pulse (GTAW-P); Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW); Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC).

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: communication skills; welding safety; Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW); Gas Metal Arc Welding Pulse (GMAW-P); Gas Metal Arc Welding Surface Tension Transfer (GMAW-STT); Oxygen Fuel Cutting (OFC); Shield Metal Arc Welding (SMAW); Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW); Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Pulse (GTAW-P); Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW); Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC). Methods of instruction include: general instruction, demonstrations, quizzes, projects or examinations and supervised field experience.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category: 1 semester hour in Welding Safety, 2 semester hours in Oxy-Fuel Gas Cutting/Plasma Arc Cutting, 1 semester hour in Shielded Metal Arc Welding, 2 semester hours in Gas Metal Arc Welding, 1 semester hour in Flux Core Arc Welding, 1semester hour in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, 1 semester hour in Carbon Arc Welding/Oxy-Acetylene Welding, and 8 semester hours in Field Experience for a total of 17 semester hours (10/15 administrative review). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category: 1 semester hour in Welding Safety, 1 semester hour in Oxy-Fuel Gas Cutting, 1 semester hour in Plasma Arc Cutting; 5 semester hours in Shielded Metal Arc Welding; 6 semester hours in Gas Metal Arc Welding; 3 semester hours in Flux Core Arc Welding; 3 semester hour in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, 1 semester hour in Carbon Arc Welding, 1 semester hour in Oxy-Acetylene Welding, 1 semester hour in Metallurgy, 1 semester hour in Applied Electricity, and 6 semester hours in Field Experience for a total of 30 semester hours (10/15) (10/20 revalidation). NOTE: This course overlaps with Industrial Welding Curriculum (SMAC-0015). Care should be taken to avoid awarding duplicate credit.

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