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Welding

 

Program Overview

Department Chair

Beloit: Kyle Kopsa

Hays: Dillon Bell



Locations

Beloit
Hays

Program Instructors

Curtiss Anderson

The Welding Program provides specialized training in welding safety, welding theory, mathematics, cost analysis, blueprint reading and pipe template development. Students learn a variety of welding techniques including SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW as well as oxy-fuel welding/cutting and carbon arc and plasma cutting/gouging. Students become proficient in all national code and standard positions on mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel plate and pipe. Upon successful completion of the one-year program, students receive a Welding Certificate and are eligible to sit for certification examinations in a wide variety of welding disciplines.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply safe working practices while welding and cutting.
  • Prepare quality welds using the SMAW process on pipe and plate in all positions.
  • Prepare quality welds using the OFW/Brazing process in all positions.
  • Produce quality cuts using various cutting equipment and techniques on carbon, stainless and aluminum in all positions.
  • Prepare quality welds using GMAW/FCAW process on pipe and plate in all positions.
  • Prepare quality welds using GTAW process on carbon, stainless and aluminum in all positions.
  • Prepare working drawings or blueprints to produce quality products.
  • Construct products from blueprints.

Skills USA Awards – Beloit

Skills USA 2016 National  Awards

Bronze Medal in Welding Fabrication – Kyle Alflen, Bryan Dome, Danae Buschkoetter

Skills USA 2015 National  Awards

National Champion in Welding Fabrication – Vance Appleby, Caleb Jarchow, Nathan Kuhn

Skills USA 2014 National Awards

National Champion in Welding – Curtiss Anderson
Silver Medal in Welding Fabrication – Jacob Arnold, Joel Hayes, Joe Pfiefer

Kansas Skills USA Medals (2002-Present)

20 Gold Medals
8 Silver Medals
5 Bronze Medals

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Post Graduate Jobs

Job Title Annual Salary
Structural/Tank Construction $28
Piping $45
Oilfield Maintenance and Repair $22
Fabrication $19

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Required Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
First Semester
WL-100 Welding Safety/OSHA 10 1
WL-101 Oxy-Acetylene/Oxy-Fuel Procedures 3
WL-102 SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) 3
WL-105 Special Welding Procedures 3
WL-106A Blueprint Reading/Welding Symbols I 2
WL-109 Pipe Welding 2
WL-110 Advanced Cutting Processes 2
TOTAL
Second Semester
WL-103 GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) 3
WL-104 GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) 3
WL-106B Blueprint Reading/Welding Symbols II 4
WL-111 Advanced Pipe Welding 2
WL-112 CNC Plasma Cutting 2
WL-113 FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding) 2
WL-114 Introduction to Welding Robotics 1
WL-107 Shop PracticumOR 2
WL-108 Internship 2
TOTAL
General Education Course Requirements
CIS-100 Computer Applications T▸ 3
MA-100 Basic College MathOR 3
MA-101 Business Math 3
SS-100 General Psychology T▸ 3
TOTAL
PROGRAM TOTAL

T▸ - Course eligible for transfer to a state university.

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