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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Course Catalog

Welding, Thermal Cutting


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As described by the American Welding Society, welding is a very sophisticated and technical science, requiring not only mental application but also hands-on abilities. Welding is the fusing of the surfaces of two workpieces to form one, and is a precise, reliable, cost-effective, and high-tech method for joining materials. Welding today is applied to a wide variety of materials and products using advanced technologies. The program is aligned to the American Welding Society’s SENSE Level 1 skills standards. Instruction focuses on providing a comprehensive education which includes both welding theory and application. The listed sequence of course offerings may be altered. The Welding program offers open-entry and open-exit courses. Students will be allowed to enroll in these open-entry/open-exit courses as long as there is space available.

For more information about the Welding program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/welding.

Program Details


Locations: Ankeny, Carroll, and Newton


Select courses for this program are available at other locations.

Students may start any semester


Program Entry Requirements


  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.
  4. Successful completion of WEL 228 .

Graduation Requirements


To earn a Thermal Cutting Welding certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average. Maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA for WEL 262  & WEL 266  and successful completion of certification.

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 3*


*Program total credits do not include 1 entry requirement credit.

Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1
Books  80
Supplies 155

Approximate total for the program: $839**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate costs.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Use oxy-acetylene cutting and welding equipment.Electric carbon arc and plasma cutting equipment.
  • Welder may work in various positions-bending, stooping, etc.
  • from drawings, blueprints and other written plans.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Layout and fit by means of flame cutting, shearing, sawing, etc.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Demonstrate manual dexterity.
  • Identify details in objects and drawings.
  • Lift and carry 50 to 100 pounds.
  • Read and work from blueprints.
  • Have adequate vision to see definition in the weld puddle.
  • Be a self-starter and work independently.
  • Concentrate for long periods of time.
  • Perform simple math problems quickly.

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?


  • Will be working in hot, sweaty conditions, indoors and outdoors.
  • Welding can be hazardous because of the dusty, smoky environment and electrical dangers.
  • Many welders are union members, depending on the place of employment.
  • There is a steady demand for qualified/skilled welders throughout the United States. The current trend in employment is toward highly skilled individuals.

Nondiscrimination Statement


DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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