Maritime Shipyard Welding

at the Harbor Island Training Center

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Maritime Shipyard Welding

Certificate

The Maritime Shipyard Welding Certificate program provides training in welding theory, process and application understanding in the context specific to the marine industry. Focus includes Shielded Metal Arc Welding {SMW), tack welding, SMAW-1F/2F-horizontai/3F-vertical/ 4F-overhead fillet weld positions, joint fit-up, back-gouging and other skills applied to a shipyard work environment.

Other competencies include welds in vertical and overhead positions for marine operations and accomplishing welds out of doors in all weather conditions and in areas not easily accessible. Students will test for a range of maritime recognized certifications including NAVSEA and American Welding Society {AWS) certifications.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Certificate Full Time:
Part Time:
37.0

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

There are no entry requirements for this program

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.


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All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.


Coursework

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Exploration of the applications and criteria for selecting the most widely used welding and weld-related metal joining processes, including, GMAW, FCAW, SMAW, GTAW, submerged metal arc, oxyacetylene, brazing, soldering and cutting, plasma arc cutting and resistance welding. Covers types of welds and weld joints. Prereqs: Placement into Engl 105 and Math 110 or instructor permission. Coreq: TDR 131, ENGL 101 or ENGL 105 with ICT 103, MAT 110, PSYC 240, or WFT 115.

WFT 100 5.0

Learn to read and interpret industrial prints for both mechanical and structural welded fabrications. Includes interpreting various views and types of prints and welding symbols and their application. Prereqs: Placement into Engl 105 and Math 110 or instructor permission. Coreq: Any of the following: TDR 131, ENGL 101 or ENGL 105 with ICT 103, MAT 110, PSYC 240,WFT 115.

WFT 105 5.0

Practice safe and efficient use of oxyacetylene flame for cutting and joining applications. Perform sound welds using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. Prereq: Placement into Engl 105 and Math 110 or instructor permission. Coreqs: Any of the following: TDR 131, ENGL 101 or ENGL 105 with ICT 103, MAT 110, PSYC 240, WFT 115.

WFT 120 6.0

Learn advance configurations and position for welding with the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process including vertical and overhead. Prepare for the WABO certification testing procedure. Prereq: Placement into Engl 105 and Math 110 or instructor permission. Coreqs: Any of the following: TDR 131, ENGL 101 or ENGL 105 with ICT 103, MAT 110, PSYC 240, WFT 115.

WFT 121 6.0

A set of lab competencies that will introduce practical exercises which convey knowledge of equipment as well as multiple positions and application of FCAW uses (Inner shield/Duel Shield). This will combine previously learned: weld theory, operation of OXY-Acetylene, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) processes. Mild steel, low alloy and stainless steel are commonly welded with these processes in a variety of industrial applications. Prereq: WFT 100, 120 and 121.

WFT 125 6.0

Students will learn to adapt welding techniques to the marine industry. Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), tack welding, joint fit-up, back-gouging and other skills will be applied to a shipyard work environment. Other competencies include welds in vertical and overhead positions for marine operations and accomplishing welds out of doors in all weather conditions and in areas not easily accessible. Prereq: WFT 125.

WFT 144 6.0

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Emphasis on applications of mathematics to vocational and technical courses. Prereq: Satisfactory performance on Math placement test. Section 70: online fee; email instructor and read http://sites.southseattle.edu/online/welcome-letter. Find your instructor's email at: http://www.seattlecolleges.com/DISTRICT/employeedirectory/directorysearch.aspx

MATH 110 3.0