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Welding (510909)

Diploma: Diploma in Applied Science, DAS


The Welding Diploma Program gives you the knowledge and skills needed to produce structurally sound quality welds and to become an entry level welder. This program requires you to gain math, communication, and human relations knowledge to solve work related challenges. After completing this program, you will have the knowledge and skills needed to become a lead person or supervisor in a work environment such as manufacturing, maintenance, construction, fabrication, and related fields. The credit hours accrued can also be used towards an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science General Technology.

• ENG 155 or equivalent test scores
• MAT 155 or equivalent test scores

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Graduates will:
• Demonstrate setup and operations of welding machines such as SMAW, GTAW, OFW, GMAW, and FCAW.
• Apply industry standard safety practices and specific safety requirements for different welding operations.
• Differentiate between different types of welding process based on the metal and its metallurgical structure.
• Interpret welding symbols, read and interpret blueprints and sketches.
• Calculate necessary measurements to plan for welding sequences.

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