In the Welding Technology Program, students learn to weld different thicknesses of steel, as well as different types of material like aluminum, sanitary stainless steel tubing, and copper.
ENMU-Roswell offers a Basic Certificate of Employability in Welding Technology. Students will start with the Basic Certificate and move up as far as they want to go. Students generally complete the certificate requirements within two full-time semesters or one year. This certificate covers the basic fundamentals of welding and cutting processes, in addition to print reading skills for the welding field in 7 courses.
Students can continue from the Basic to the Advanced Certificate of Employability in Welding Technology. This certificate is a continuation of the Basic certificate and requires 7 more courses to complete. A student attending classes full-time can complete this in about two years. This certificate includes more advanced courses that cover pipe welding, pipefitting, and I-beam welding, just to name a few.
The final certification in our program is the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Welding Technology. A full-time student can expect to complete this degree in about two and a half years. At this point, students that have earned the Basic and Advanced Certificates will have completed all welding related courses and will need to complete at least 7 additional academic courses.
Students graduating with the Advanced Certificate and the Associate Degree are considered to be Entry Level I Welders.
Program Learning Outcomes
In addition to supporting institutional learning outcomes and building upon the foundational general education outcomes, upon completion of this program students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understand the Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, and the Gas Tungsten Arc process by practicing hands-on skills in order to complete weld certification testing to appropriate welding code parameters.
- Display hands-on skills with the Oxy-Acetylene, Plasma, and Carbon Arc Gouging cutting methods to a proficient level.
- Demonstrate and understand basic print reading, layout, shop math, and calculations.
- Apply critical thinking skills toward welding fabrication and pipe fitting.