Welding Technology | ACTC

Welding Technology

Pipeline Welder

First Year Course Schedule

Fall Semester
Course Credit Hours
WLD 120 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 2
WLD 121 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Fillet Lab 3
WLD 140 Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 2
WLD 141 Gas Metal Arc Welding fillet Lab 3
WLD 143 Gas Metal Arc Groove Lab 3
WLD 225-Shielded Metal Arc Welding Open Groove Lab 3
WLD 227-Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pipe Lab A 3
MAT 116-Technical Math 3
WLD 245-Gas Metal Arc Welding Pipe Lab A 3
Total Hours 22
Spring Semester
Course Credit Hours
^WLD 110 Cutting Processes  OR
WLD 100 Oxy-Fuel Systems
^WLD 111 Cutting Processes Lab OR
WLD 101 Oxy-Fuel Systems Lab
WLD 170 Blueprint Reading for Welding 2
WLD 171 Blueprint Reading for Welding Lab 3
WLD 130 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 2
WLD 133-Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Groove Lab 3
WLD 235-Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Pipe Lab A 3
Total Hours 18

Second Year Course Schedule

Fall Semester
Course Credit Hours
WLD 220 Technical course. -Welding Certification 2
WLD 221-Welding Certification Lab 3
WLD 253-Template Development Lab 1
WLD 229-Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pipe Lab B 3
WLD 237-Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Pipe Lab B 3
Total Hours 12
Total Hours for Certificate 52

Completion of Diploma or Additional Requirements for AAS/GOTS Degree

General Education Component

General Education Component
Course Credit Hours
Quantitative Reasoning 3
Natural Sciences 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Heritage/Humanities 3
Written Communication 3
Computer/Digital Literacy1 0-3
Subtotal Hours 15

1Computer/Digital Literacy must be demonstrated either by competency exam or by completing a computer/digital literacy course

Technical Component

Technical Component*
Course Credit Hours
**Technical Core 45-50
Total Credits (including General Education) 60-68


*Please refer to course catalog for complete listing of required Technical courses

**The student must have a plan of study on file in the academic affairs office.

***A combination of general education and technical courses should not exceed 68 credits. 

Students must achieve a minimum grade of ā€œCā€ in each technical course.

Revised October, 2018