Maritime Welding Technology with Service Management

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The Associate in Occupational Science (A.O.S.) degree program offers core training in the practical aspects of construction and repair of equipment and structures built with steel. In addition to structural skills, students will learn to weld pipe in multiple positions. Instruction is presented in both classroom and laboratory using modern welding equipment and tools. Students gain hands-on experience in a realistic shop setting where they must demonstrate specific proficiencies. Program content provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment as a combination structural and pipe welder.

The Service Management coursework provides students with a strong foundation in business management, customer service, communications skills, employee relations, inventory management as well as understanding business financial reports. Students with Service Management Skills may have the ability to advance more rapidly in the workforce or choose to start and manage their own business.

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Curriculum

Curriculum
Course Number Course RequirementsClock HoursCredit Hours
ORN120Fundamentals of Technology1004
MWT116Intro to Maritime Welding Technology1004
MWT117Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)1004
MWT118Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)1004
MWT119Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 1004
MWT120Flux Cored Arc Welding1004
MWT217Shielded Metal Arc Welding Multi-position Structural (SMAWA) 1004
MWT218Gas Metal Arc/Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Aluminum (GMAW-AL) 1004
MWT219Gas Tungsten Arc/Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Pipe1004
MWT220Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Pipe 2G and 5G1004
MWT221Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pipe, 6G1004
COM220Principles of Speech502
ENG260Technical Writing502
PSY121Occupational Health and Safety502
PSY217Industrial Psychology502
SM210Service Management I502
SM220Service Management II502
SM230Service Management III502
SM240Service Management IV502
TOTAL110044
  • Students attend class four (4) days per week on various schedules.
  • Program length is 75 weeks – all schedules.
  • At the successful completion of the program, the student will receive an Associate of Occupational Science in Maritime Welding Technology with Service Management
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Program Available at: Main Campus, and Virginia Beach Campus.