Welding

The Welding Program will prepare you for most of the basic welding processes to join such metals as carbon, aluminum, and stainless steel, which will provide you with the information and training to step directly into employment. The program will also prepare you for many types of employment related to welding, such as engineering, quality control, manufacturing technician, etc.

Grayson College  offers an Associate of Applied Science degree and two certificate of completions that train students in Combination Welding and Structural Welding.

Many of the Welding courses may be taken for non-credit through the College's Continuing Education division. Classes are available on the Main Campus and the South Campus. 

Course Requirements

The Associate Degree, the Structural Welder Certificate and the Combination Welder Certificate require that you have a High School Diploma or equivalent. The Associate of Applied Science Degree requires that you have completed the TSI requirements.

Capstone Experience

Graduation with the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Welding or the completion of the Combination or Structural Welding Certificate requires successful completion of a Comprehensive Exit Exam.

Local Employers

ACS, B-Line, Caterpillar, Champion Coole,r Custom Bodies, Dutec Magna-Fab, Meuller Construction, Progress Rail, Plyler Construction, Weld-Co

Associate of Applied Science Degree


Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester

WLDG 1421 4
WLDG 1428 4
DFTG 1309 3
MATH 1332 3

14


Second Semester

WLDG 1457 4
WLDG 1430 4
Life, Phil, Culture/Creative Arts Core 3
BUSI 2309 3

14


Third Semester

WLDG 1434 4
DFTG 1325 3
WLDG 2447 4
ENGL 1301 3
Social & Behavioral Science 3

18


Fourth Semester

WLDG 2451 4
WLDG 2406 4
SPCH 1321 3
Elective 3

14
Capstone Experience: All students must complete the capstone requirement: successful completion of a comprehensive exit exam prior to graduation.

Welding—Combination Welder Certificate


Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester

WLDG 1421 4
WLDG 1428 4

8


Second Semester

WLDG 1457 4
WLDG 1430 4

8


Third Semester

WLDG 1434 4
WLDG 2406 4
DFTG 1325 3

11


Fourth Semester

WLDG 2451 4
WLDG 2447 4

8
Capstone Experience: All students must complete the capstone requirement: successful completion of a comprehensive exit exam prior to graduation.

Welding—Structural Certificate


Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester

WLDG 1421 3
WLDG 1428 3

15


Second Semester

WLDG 1430 3
WLDG 1457 3

15
Capstone Experience: All students must complete the capstone requirement: successful completion of a comprehensive exit exam prior to graduation.

Students earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree at Grayson College must complete fifteen semester hours of a general education core. The core courses are distributed as follows:                                                                                                     

Mathematics/Life and Physical Sciences (3 hours)

MATH 1314 College Algebra                                                         

MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences

MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I

MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods            

MATH 2312 Pre-Calculus Math

BIOL 1306/1106 Biology for Science Majors I

BIOL 1307/1107 Biology for Science Majors II

BIOL 1308/1108 Biology for Non-Science Majors I

BIOL 1309/1109 Biology for Non-Science Majors II

BIOL 1414 Introduction to Biotechnology I

BIOL 2301/2101 Anatomy & Physiology I

BIOL 2302/2102 Anatomy & Physiology II

BIOL 2404 Anatomy & Physiology (specialized, single-semester course, lecture + lab)

BIOL 2320/2120 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

BIOL 2321/2121 Microbiology for Science Majors

CHEM 1406 Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab, allied health emphasis)

CHEM 1311/1111 General Chemistry I

CHEM 1312/1112 General Chemistry II

GEOL 1301/1101 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I

GEOL 1303/1103 Physical Geology

GEOL 1304/1104 Historical Geology

GEOL 1305/1105 Environmental Science

Social and Behavioral Science (3 hours)

CRIJ 1307 Crime in America

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2302 Principles of Macroeconomics

GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography

GOVT 2305 Federal Government

GOVT 2306 Texas Government

HIST 1301 United States History I

HIST 1302 United States History II

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

PSYC 2314 Lifespan, Growth & Development

SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology

SOCI 1306 Social Problems

Language, Philosophy, Culture/Creative Arts (3 hours)

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation

DRAM 1310 Stagecraft I

HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities

HUMA 1302 Introduction to the Humanities II

MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation

PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy

Component Area Option (6 hours) 

EDUC OR PSYC 1300 Learning Frameworks           

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication

SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication

ENGL 1301 Composition I

ENGL 1302 Composition II

ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing

SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I

SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish II

**Any of the courses listed above in the previous Component Areas may be used for the hours toward the Component Area Option.

An introduction to the fundamentals of equipment used in oxyacetylene and arc welding including welding and cutting safety, basic oxyacetylene welding and cutting, basic arc welding processes and basic metallurgy.

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An introduction shielded metal arc welding process. Emphasis placed on power sources, electrode selection, oxy-fuel cutting, and various joint designs.Instruction provided in SMAW fillet welds in various positions.

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A study of the principles of gas metal arc welding, setup and use of GMAW equipment, and safe use of tools/equipment. Instruction in various joint designs.

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An introduction to the principles of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), setup/use of GTAW equipment and safe use of tools and equipment. Welding instruction in various positions on joint designs.

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An introduction to welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW), including electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld position 1G and 2G using various electrodes.

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A study of the production of various fillets and groove welds. Preparation of specimens for testing in all test positions. Prerequisites; WLDG 1421, Introduction to Welding Fundamentals and WLDG 1428, Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

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Advanced topics in GMAW welding, including welding in various positions and directions.

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Advanced topics in GTAW welding, including welding in various positions and directions. Prerequisite: WLDG 1434, Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) Welding.

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A Comprehensive course on the welding of pipe using shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and/or other processes. Welds will be done using various positions. Topics covered include electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices.

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Last updated: 07/18/2017