Manufacturing Technology: Welding Specialization

Associate in Applied Science Degree - MAFT.AAS.V62

The Manufacturing Technology: Welding Specialization provides the student with fundamental theories in the technology processes, metallurgy, and fabrication design within manufacturing industries. The student will develop practical skills in drafting, tungsten, and inert gas welding, metal inert gas welding, stick electrode welding, oxyacetylene welding, oxyacetylene cutting and oxyacetylene brazing. Students will be required to furnish personal protective equipment and tools.

This program will stress Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) criteria. The MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.

Students can finish a number of short-term training certificates as they progress through the program, and can join the program at multiple points, depending on assessment results and educational goals. To be successful in the Welding Specialization, students should first complete the Manufacturing Production Certificate.

This program was created as part of the Illinois Network for Advanced Manufacturing, which includes 21 Illinois community colleges.

Learn more: Dwayne Musick, email dmusick@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8516.

Program coordinator: Mark Anderson, email manderson@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8873.

General Education (8 courses)
Credit hours: 24

  • MAFT 1323 - Lean & Quality Overview
  • * ENGL 1413 - Fundamentals of Writing or higher
  • * BSNS 1603 - Business Communications or SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech
  • * BSNS 2423 – Internship Experience
  • * MATH 1113 - Technical Mathematics I or higher
  • * MATH 1123 - Technical Mathematics II or higher
  • ELECTIVE – General education (3 credit hours)
  • ELECTIVE – Technical education (3 credit hours)

Core Courses (4 courses)
Credit hours: 8

  • MAFT 1112 - Intro to Manufacturing & Safety
  • MAFT 1222 - Quality and Measurement
  • MAFT 1232 - Manufacturing Processes
  • MAFT 1312 - Intro to Manufacturing Maintenance

Welding specialization (10 courses)
Credit hours 31

  • WELD 1114 - Basic Welding
  • * WELD 1124 - Advanced Arc Welding
  • WELD 2124 - Tungsten Inert Gas
  • WELD 1263 - Metallurgy
  • WELD 2224 - Metallic Inert Gas
  • * WELD 2044 - Pipe Welding
  • MCHN 1311 - Precision Measurement
  • MCHN 1442 - Rigging
  • MCHN 1323 – Fabrication

CHOOSE ONE course from the following three:

  • WELD 2062 - Fillet Weld Special Problems
  • WELD 2072 - Groove Weld Special Problems
  • WELD 2172 - Pipe Weld Special Problems

*Course has prerequisite.

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS FOR COMPLETION: 63

Welding Specialization A.A.S.—Suggested course sequence

Fall
MAFT 1112 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1222 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1232 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1312 2 cr. hrs.
* MATH 1113 3 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1323 3 cr. hrs.
WELD 1114 4 cr. hrs.

Spring
MCHN 1311 1 cr. hrs.
* MATH 1123 3 cr. hrs.
* WELD 1124 4 cr. hrs.
WELD 2224 4 cr. hrs.
Technical elective 3 cr. hrs.

Fall
* ENGL 1413 3 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1323 3 cr. hrs.
WELD 2124 4 cr. hrs.
* WELD 2044 4 cr. hrs.
* WELD Special problems course 2 cr. hr.

Spring
* BSNS 2423 3 cr. hrs.
* BSNS 1603 or *SPCH 1553 3 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1442 2 cr. hrs.
WELD 1263 3 cr. hrs.
General education elective 3 cr. hrs.

Additional program information

Students who successfully pass all four Manufacturing Skill Standards Council MSSC assessments will earn the Certified Production Technician designation from the MSSC.


Advanced Certificate in Manufacturing Technology: Welding II - MAFT.CRT.V63

The Manufacturing Technology: Welding II Advanced Certificate is designed to develop within the student practical skills in drafting, tungsten inert gas welding, metal inert gas welding, stick electrode welding, oxyacetylene welding, oxyacetylene cutting and oxyacetylene brazing. Such entry-level manufacturing welding positions include, but are not limited to:  manufacturing welder technician, production welder/fitter and fabricator. The core competencies of manufacturing production taught in this program are based on Manufacturing Skill Standards Council criteria. The MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.

Learn more: Dwayne Musick, email dmusick@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8516.

Program coordinator: Mark Stevenson, email manderson@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8874.

Core Courses (16 courses)

  • MAFT 1112 - Intro to Manufacturing & Safety
  • MAFT 1222 - Quality and Measurement
  • MAFT 1232 - Manufacturing Processes
  • MAFT 1312 - Intro to Manufacturing Maintenance
  • * MATH 1113 - Technical Mathematics I or higher
  • MAFT 1323 - Lean & Quality Overview
  • WELD 1114 - Basic Welding
  • WELD 2124 - Tungsten Inert Gas
  • * WELD 1124 - Advanced Arc Welding
  • WELD 1263 - Metallurgy
  • WELD 2224 - Metallic Inert Gas
  • WELD 2044 - Pipe Welding
  • MCHN 1311 - Precision Measurement
  • MCHN 1442 - Rigging
  • MCHN 1323 – Fabrication

CHOOSE ONE course from the following three:

  • WELD 2062 - Fillet Weld Special Problems
  • WELD 2072 - Groove Weld Special Problems
  • WELD 2172 - Pipe Weld Special Problems

*Course has prerequisite.

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS FOR COMPLETION: 45

Manufacturing Welding II Advanced Certificate—Suggested course sequence

Fall
MAFT 1112 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1222 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1232 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1312 2 cr. hrs.
WELD 1114 4 cr. hrs.

Spring
* WELD 1124 4 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1311 1 cr. hrs.
WELD 1263 3 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1442 2 cr. hrs.

Fall
WELD 2124 4 cr. hrs.
* WELD 2044 4 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1323 3 cr. hrs.
* WELD Special problems course 2 cr. hr.

Spring
MAFT 1323 3 cr. hrs.
WELD 2224 4 cr. hrs.
* MATH 1113 3 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Additional program information

Students who successfully pass all four assessments will be recognized as a Certified Production Technician (CPT) by the MSSC.

Program Note

This program is part of the Manufacturing Technology: Welding sequence, designed to give flexible training options depending on the students’ goals. The next step after this advanced certificate is an associate degree.


Manufacturing Welding I Certificate - V63A

The Manufacturing Technology: Welding I Certificate is designed to develop within the student practical skills in precision measurement, tungsten inert gas, and basic welding. Such entry-level manufacturing welding positions include, but are not limited to: manufacturing welder technician trainee, production welder/fitter trainee and fabricator trainee. The core competencies of manufacturing production taught in this program are based on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council criteria. The MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.

Learn more: Dwayne Musick, email dmusick@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8516.

Program coordinator: Mark Stevenson, email manderson@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8874.

Core (11 courses)

  • MAFT 1112 - Intro to Manufacturing & Safety
  • MAFT 1222 - Quality and Measurement
  • MAFT 1232 - Manufacturing Processes
  • MAFT 1312 - Intro to Manufacturing Maintenance
  • * MATH 1113 - Technical Mathematics I or higher
  • MAFT 1323 - Lean & Quality Overview
  • WELD 1114 - Basic Welding
  • WELD 2124 - Tungsten Inert Gas
  • * WELD 1124 - Advanced Arc Welding
  • MCHN 1311 - Precision Measurement

CHOOSE ONE course from the following three:

  • WELD 2062 - Fillet Weld Special Problems
  • WELD 2072 - Groove Weld Special Problems
  • WELD 2172 - Pipe Weld Special Problems

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS FOR COMPLETION: 29

*Course has prerequisite.

Manufacturing Welding I Certificate—Suggested course sequence

Fall
MAFT 1112 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1222 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1232 2 cr. hrs.
MAFT 1312 2 cr. hrs.

Spring
 WELD 1114 4 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1311 1 cr. hrs.
* MATH 1113 3 cr. hrs.
* WELD Special problems course 2 cr. hr.

Fall
MAFT 1323 3 cr. hrs.
WELD 2124 4 cr. hrs.
* WELD 1124 4 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Additional program information

Students who successfully pass all four assessments will be recognized as a Certified Production Technician (CPT) by the MSSC.

Program note

This program is part of the Manufacturing Technology: Welding sequence, designed to give flexible training options depending on the students’ goals. To be successful in this certificate, students should first complete the Manufacturing Production certificate.The next steps after this certificate are a Manufacturing Technology: Welding II advanced certificate and associate degree.


Basic Manufacturing Welding Certificate – TECH V63B

The Basic Manufacturing Welding Certificate is designed to develop within the student practical skills in precision measurement, tungsten inert gas, and basic welding. Entry-level manufacturing welding positions include, but are not limited to: manufacturing welder technician trainee, production welder/fitter trainee, and fabricator trainee.

Learn more: Dwayne Musick, email dmusick@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8516.

Program coordinator: Mark Stevenson, email manderson@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8874.

Core (5 courses)

MCHN 1311 - Precision Measurement 1 cr. hrs.
WELD 1114 - Basic Welding 4 cr. hrs.
* WELD 1124 - Advanced Arc Welding 4 cr. hrs.
WELD 2124 - Tungsten Inert Gas Welding 4 cr. hrs.
   CHOOSE ONE course from the following three:
      WELD 2062 - Fillet Weld Special Problems
      WELD 2072 - Groove Weld Special Problems
      WELD 2172 - Pipe Weld Special Problems
2 cr. hr.

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS FOR COMPLETION: 15

Program note

This program is part of the Manufacturing Technology: Welding sequence, designed to give flexible training options depending on the students’ goals. The next steps after this certificate are an Intermediate Manufacturing Welding certificate, Manufacturing Production certificate, Manufacturing Welding I certificate, Manufacturing Welding II advanced certificate, and an associate degree.


Intermediate Manufacturing Welding Certificate – TECH V67

The Intermediate Manufacturing Welding Certificate curriculum is designed to develop within the student practical skills in drafting, tungsten inert gas welding, metal inert gas welding, stick electrode welding, oxyacetylene welding, oxyacetylene cutting and oxyacetylene brazing. Entry-level Manufacturing Welding positions for those who complete this certificate include, but are not limited to: manufacturing welder technician, production welder/fitter and fabricator.

Learn more: Dwayne Musick, email dmusick@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8516.

Program coordinator: Mark Stevenson, email manderson@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8874.

Core courses (10 courses)

  • MCHN 1311 - Precision Measurement
  • MCHN 1323 - Fabrication
  • MCHN 1442 - Rigging
  • WELD 1114 - Basic Welding
  • WELD 1124 - Advanced Arc Welding
  • WELD 1263 - Metallurgy
  • * WELD 2044 - Pipe Welding
  • WELD 2124 - Tungsten Inert Gas
  • WELD 2224 - Metallic Inert Gas

CHOOSE ONE course from the following three:

  • WELD 2062 - Fillet Weld Special Problems
  • WELD 2072 - Groove Weld Special Problems
  • WELD 2172 - Pipe Weld Special Problems

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS FOR COMPLETION: 31

Intermediate Manufacturing Welding Certificate—Suggested course sequence

Fall
MCHN 1311 1 cr. hrs.
MCHN 1323 3 cr. hrs.
WELD 1114 4 cr. hrs.

Spring
MCHN 1442 2 cr. hrs.
* WELD 1124 4 cr. hrs.
WELD 1263 3 cr. hrs.
WELD 2224 4 cr. hrs.

Fall
* WELD 2044 4 cr. hrs.
WELD 2124 4 cr. hrs.
* WELD Special Problems course 2 cr. hr.

Program note

This program is part of the Manufacturing Technology: Welding sequence, designed to give flexible training options depending on the students’ goals. The next steps are a Manufacturing Production Certificate, Manufacturing Welding I Certificate, Manufacturing Welding II Advanced Certificate, and an associate degree.


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