Program Training Plan
Enrollment Available to: Adults ONLY
Students will learn welding and cutting processes including the joining of parts according to blueprints or written specifications. Students learn industrial requirements for occupational skills needed in the welding field. The welding program emphasizes hands-on individualized instruction. In the Welding Technology Program, students have the opportunity to become skilled in shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding. Skills taught also include: drawing and welding symbol interpretation, and thermal cutting processes. MATC’s Welding Technology Program prepares students for employment as tackers, welding operators, in industrial and farm maintenance, all-position structural welders, aluminum and stainless TIG welders, welding foremen, supervisors, consultants, and welding inspectors.
• The 900 hour Welding Technology Program enables students to apply their MATC certificate towards an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Technology at the Utah Valley University (UVU). Please direct any questions to the program instructor for more information.
|Adult Cost||$1,479 Tuition + $1,000 Annual Fees + $40 Application Fee Total Tuition $ Fees for Adult Student =$2519|
|Extra Supply Cost||Students will be required to purchase textbooks, course materials, safety glasses/welding equipment, welding helmet, and protective clothing|
|Avg. Starting Wage||$35,800 Yearly ($17.21 /hr.)|
|Certifications||MATC Certificate of Completion (COC) in Welding Technology, • MATC Certificate of Proficiency (COP) in: > Shielded Metal Arc Welding > Gas Metal Arc Welding > Gas Tungsten Arc Welding > Flux Cored Arc Welding • MATC Recognition of Training (RoT) in: > Thermal Cutting Process > Blueprint, Symbols, Testing and Inspection; Industry Certifications: • QC10 American Welding Society Entry Level Certificate • AWSD1.1 Structural Steel Certificate - SMAW • AWSD1.1 Structural Steel Certificate - FCAW|
Program dates, times, tuition and fees are subject to change.
Training Materials Cost:
Welding Equipment: $78.00
Protective Clothing: $46.00 Cost Varies (Prices may vary depending upon item purchase location. MATC does not offer all equipment/clothing for purchase at the MATC bookstores)
Please check with the instructor before purchasing any of these items.
Program Length900 Hour Program • 12 - 24 Months
• All students must meet with the MATC Career Counselor and the Welding Instructor, prior to enrollment to complete a Training Agreement.
• As part of the admission process, students may be required to complete a basic assessment of reading and math skills. The test is free and takes approximately 2 hr. to complete. For additional information, call the Testing Center at: (801) 753-4110.
2013 - 2014 Year Round Day: Welding Technology Sessions Schedule
|Orem||Open Entry / Open Exit||Mon. -- Fri.||7:30 - 10:30am or 11:45am - 2:45pm|
|Orem||Open Entry / Open Exit||Mon., Wed., & Fri.||7:30 - 10:30am or 11:45am - 2:45pm|
|Orem||Open Entry / Open Exit||Tue. & Thur.||7:30 - 10:30am or 11:45am - 2:45pm|
2013 - 2014 Year Round Evening: Welding Technology Sessions Schedule
|Orem||Open Entry / Open Exit||Mon. -- Thur.||6:00 - 9:00pm|
|Orem||Open Entry / Open Exit||Mon. & Wed.||6:00 - 9:00pm|
|Orem||Open Entry / Open Exit||Tue. & Thur.||6:00 - 9:00pm|
PROGRAM SCHEDULE AND AVAILABILITY:
Open Entry / Open Exit Enrollment (OE/OE): Students can start class on the 1st or 3rd Monday of the month, providing space is available, and will end upon completion of competencies.
THE WELDING PROFESSION:
Welders work in a wide variety of industries, from car racing to manufacturing. The work that welders do and the equipment they use vary, depending on the industry. The most common and simplest type of welding today, arc welding, uses electrical currents to create heat and bond metals together—but there are more than 100 different processes that a welder can use. The type of weld is normally determined by the types of metals being joined and the conditions under which the welding is to take place. Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. In this process, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. Because of its strength, welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, and thousands of other manufacturing activities. Welding also is used to join beams in the construction of buildings, bridges, and other structures and to join pipes in pipelines, power plants, and refineries.
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