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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Welding Skills (287)

45 hours (15 weeks)
Various approved locations throughout the U.S.

August 2012 - August 2017.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to: list common types and applications of welding processes; describe common training requirements for welders; discuss common classifications of welders; discuss common job site safety considerations and personal protective equipment; list common types of personal protective equipment used by welders; describe common safety procedures for working with hazardous substances; list safety precautions used for oxyacetylene welding; list safety precautions used for arc welding; list common fire prevention considerations; define common welding terms; describe common types of weld joints; describe common types of welds; list basic weld design considerations; describe how oxygen is prepared for welding; describe how acetylene is prepared for welding; discuss safety precautions for the safe handling of cylinders; list and describe equipment used when oxyacetylene welding; discuss other gasses used in welding besides oxygen and acetylene; describe the procedures for assembling the welding apparatus; list common considerations for selecting welding tips; describe the procedure for lighting torches; explain how to adjust the welding flame; define backfire and flashback; discuss how to shut off torches; describe the proper technique for carrying a weld pool; explain the procedure for adding filler metal; discuss common mistakes made when welding butt joints; discuss considerations for welding cast iron; discuss considerations for welding aluminum and steel; compare forehand and backhand welding; discuss special considerations for horizontal welding; describe methods used for vertical welding; describe the procedure for overhead welding; identify and define common destructive test types; discuss the types of shear tests, bend tests, break tests, and hardness tests; discuss types of specimen preparation for groove welds and for filter welds; define common nondestructive examination terms; explain common visual examination (VT) techniques; describe the procedure for liquid penetrant examination (PT); define magnetic particle examination (MT) and describe the MT procedure; explain the principles of MT; define ultrasonic examinations (UT) and describe the UT procedure; explain the principle of UT; define radiographic examination (RT) and describe the RT procedure; and explain the principles of RT.


This introductory course to welding technology covers the theory and techniques of operating MIG (Metal Inert Gas), TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) and Metal Arc welding machines, oxy-acetylene burning and welding, and heat treating with an emphasis on basic welding and procedures. Topics include setup and use of equipment, tool, equipment and industrial safety and health practices, hand tool and power machine use, measurement, laboratory operating procedures, welding power sources, welding career potentials, and introduction to welding codes and standards. Training involves welding in a variety of positions and directions. By performing welds in different positions on various types of material, students achieve proficiency in performing each major welding process.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in 3 semester hours in Welding, Art, or General Technology (7/12).