Welding: Pipe and Plate (Day)

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) for Welding: Pipe and Plate introduces various disciplines such as gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) processes and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). Learn foundational skills and knowledge in the basics of plate and pipe welding in accordance with welding codes including: American Welding Society D1.1, American Petroleum Institute-1104 Code and/or the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler Pressure Vessel Code.


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Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
Academic Plan: 
Welding: Pipe and Plate (Day) (CER)
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Effective term: 
2019 Fall 1

Standards aligned to Industry credentials through The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) as well as weld qualifications to AWS D1.1 standard, ASME IX standard and/or API 1104 standard.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleClock Hours
Clock Hours:828
ISP116Computer Foundations24
COR101Core: Introduction to Craft Skills80
WTO111Introduction to Welding60
WTO112Basic Welding (SMAW)120
WTO113Welding Techniques (SMAW)94
WTO114Qualification Welds (SMAW)124
WTO131Weld Techniques Pipe (SMAW)150
WTO133Weld Techniques Pipe (GTAW)176
Program Competencies
  • Demonstrate the ability to navigate applications in Windows 10. (ISP116)
  • Establish professional email work habits. (ISP116)
  • Effectively communicate using technology. (ISP116)
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of a computer and its components. (ISP116)
  • Manage files and folders in Windows 10. (ISP116)
  • Manage files and folders stored in the "Cloud." (ISP116)
  • Collaborate using Google applications. (ISP116)
  • Identify basic safety principles (construction site safety). (COR101)
  • Demonstrate proper personal protective equipment (PPE). (COR101)
  • Understand and apply construction math. (COR101)
  • Demonstrate proper use of hand tools. (COR101)
  • Demonstrate proper use of power tools. (COR101)
  • Read and understand construction drawings. (COR101)
  • Demonstrate basic rigging principles. (COR101)
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills. (COR101)
  • Explain the importance of basic employability skills and how they apply to the construction industry. (COR101)
  • Demonstrate proper material handling procedures. (COR101)
  • Demonstrate welding safety practices. (WTO111)
  • Demonstrate oxy-fuel cutting. (WTO111)
  • Demonstrate plasma arc cutting. (WTO111)
  • Demonstrate air-carbon arc cutting and gouging. (WTO111)
  • Demonstrate base metal preparation. (WTO111)
  • Identify and describe welding code organizations. (WTO112)
  • Identify and define weld quality. (WTO112)
  • Identify and explain SMAW equipment and setup. (WTO112)
  • Identify and describe SMAW electrodes. (WTO112)
  • Explain and demonstrate SMAW beads and fillet welds. (WTO112)
  • Identify and describe various types of fit-up and alignment tools. (WTO113)
  • Describe techniques to avoid weldment distortion. (WTO113)
  • Describe the role of codes and specifications. (WTO113)
  • Define and Identify types of groove welds. (WTO113)
  • Describe how to prepare for groove welding. (WTO113)
  • Identify various types of groove welds and describe how to prepare for groove welding. (WTO114)
  • Identify various types of groove welds and define related terms. (WTO114)
  • Describe how to prepare for groove welding. (WTO114)
  • Describe the technique required to produce various groove welds. (WTO114)
  • Describe the technique required to produce groove welds in the 1G and 2G positions. (WTO114)
  • Describe the technique required to produce groove welds in the 3G and 4G positions. (WTO114)
  • Identify groove welds and prepare for SMAW pipe welding. (WTO131)
  • Demonstrate technique required to produce single process groove welds. (WTO131)
  • Identify various groove welds and preparations for GTAW on pipe. (WTO133)
  • Demonstrate technique required to combine welding processes to produce groove welds. (WTO133)

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