Manufacturing Technology: Welding Specialization, AAS

MAFT.AAS.V62

Program Overview

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.

Additional program information

Students who successfully pass all four assessments (MAFT 1112, MAFT 1222, MAFT 1232 and MAFT 1312) will be recognized as a Certified Production Technician (CPT) by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC).

Program Requirements

Major Courses

MAFT 1112Intro to Manufacturing and Safety

2 Credits

MAFT 1222Quality and Measurement

2 Credits

MAFT 1232Manufacturing Processes

2 Credits

MAFT 1312Intro to Manufacturing Maintenance

2 Credits

MAFT 1323Lean and Quality Overview

3 Credits

WELD 1114Basic Welding

4 Credits

WELD 1124Advanced Arc Welding

4 Credits

WELD 2124Tungsten Inert Gas Welding

4 Credits

WELD 1263Metallurgy & Heat Treatment

3 Credits

WELD 2224Metallic Inert Gas Welding

4 Credits

WELD 2044Pipe Welding

4 Credits

MCHN 1311Precision Measurement

1 Credit

MCHN 1442Rigging

2 Credits

MCHN 1323Fabrication

3 Credits

Choose one

WELD 2062Fillet Weld Special Problems

2 Credits

WELD 2072Groove Weld Special Problems

2 Credits

WELD 2172Pipe Weld Special Problems

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours:42

General education

ENGL 1413Fundamentals of Writing

3 Credits

 

BSNS 1603Business Communication

3 Credits

or

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

BSNS 2423Internship Experience

3 Credits

MATH 1113Technical Mathematics I

3 Credits

MATH 1123Technical Mathematics II

3 Credits

General Education Course

3 Credits

Technical Elective

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:21

Higher level English and/or mathematics course(s) can be substituted.

Choose the General Education  course from the General education courses for Applied Science Degrees.

Choose the Technology course from the Technology Electives list.

Total Credit Hours: 63

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

MAFT 1112Intro to Manufacturing and Safety

2 Credits

MAFT 1222Quality and Measurement

2 Credits

MAFT 1232Manufacturing Processes

2 Credits

MAFT 1312Intro to Manufacturing Maintenance

2 Credits

MATH 1113Technical Mathematics I

3 Credits

MAFT 1323Lean and Quality Overview

3 Credits

WELD 1114Basic Welding

4 Credits

Spring semester

MCHN 1311Precision Measurement

1 Credit

MATH 1123Technical Mathematics II

3 Credits

WELD 1124Advanced Arc Welding

4 Credits

WELD 2224Metallic Inert Gas Welding

4 Credits

Technical Elective

3 Credits

Fall semester

ENGL 1413Fundamentals of Writing

3 Credits

MCHN 1323Fabrication

3 Credits

WELD 2124Tungsten Inert Gas Welding

4 Credits

WELD 2044Pipe Welding

4 Credits

WELD Welding Special Problems Course

2 Credits

Spring Semester

BSNS 2423Internship Experience

3 Credits

 

BSNS 1603Business Communication

3 Credits

or

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

 

MCHN 1442Rigging

2 Credits

WELD 1263Metallurgy & Heat Treatment

3 Credits

General Education Elective

3 Credits

Program Cost

Minimum credit hours required for completion: 63
Tuition and fees - $147.00 per credit hour 147.00
$9,261.00
Lab fees:
BSNS 1603 Business Communications 10.00
ENGL 1413 Fundamentals of Writing 5.00
MAFT 1112 Intro to Manufacturing & Safety 130.00
MAFT 1222 Quality and Measurement 130.00
MAFT 1232 Manufacturing Processes 130.00
MAFT 1312 Intro to Manufacturing Maintenance 130.00
MCHN 1442 Rigging 15.00
WELD 1114 Basic Welding 100.00
WELD 1124 Advanced Arc Welding 100.00
WELD 20X2 Welding Special Problems 60.00
WELD 2044 Pipe Welding 150.00
WELD 2124 Tungsten Inert Gas 100.00
WELD 2224 Metallic Inert Gas 100.00
1,160.00
1,160.00
 Testing Fees:        
   MAFT 1112  Intro to Manufacturing & Safety    43.00  
   MAFT 1222  Quality and Measurement    43.00  
   MAFT 1232  Manufacturing Processes    43.00  
   MAFT 1312  Intro to Manufacturing Maintenance    43.00  
         172.00  
          172.00 
 Test:          
     MSSC Registration Fee (one time)    60.00  
          60.00 
Books:
BSNS 1603 Business Communications 191.40
ENGL 1413 Fundamentals of Writing 84.95
MAFT 1323 Lean & Quality Overview 189.05
MATH 1113 Technical Mathematics I or higher* 371.40
MCHN 1311 Precision Measurement 53.35
MCHN 1442 Rigging 63.95
WELD 1114 Basic Welding
119.00

WELD 1263 Metallurgy
103.00
1,176.10
1,176.10
*The same textbook is used for MATH 1113 and MATH 1123. The same textbook is used for WELD 1114, WELD 2124, and WELD 2224.
Supplies:
MCHN Courses:
Safety glasses 10.00
Steel rule 5.60
Digital or dial veneer caliper 30.00
45.60
45.60
WELD Courses:
(All supplies are obtainable at Pratt’s except high-top shoes, boots, drafting kit and steel rule.)
#5 filter lens 5.60
Leather welding gloves 8.71
Mild steel wire brush 2.00
Stainless steel brush 4.63
Heavy pliers 16.13
High-top shoes or boots 60.50
Tip cleaner 3.15
Striker 2.50
Welding hood - #10 or 11 filter lens 32.70
Chipping hammer 8.27
Leather welding jacket or sleeves 56.88
Mill jacket 25.46
Welding beany 8.00
Safety glasses 6.05
Steel rule 5.60
2 – 3/32 – 2% Thoriated 5.25
2 – 3/32 – 2% Zirconium 5.95
16’ tape measurer 6.00
Stainless wire brush 4.63
4 – 3/32 E-3TM (Purple) Tungstens 5.25
4 – 3/32 2% Zirconium Tungstens 5.95
Wire Cutters 10.00
11R Vise Grip 15.00
$304.21
304.21
TOTAL $12,178.91
This program requires six hours of electives. The total price does not include all costs associated with the electives. All prices are subject to change. Please visit Hammes Bookstore for the most up-to-date textbook prices.