Maritime Welding Technology

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This diploma program offers 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 receive classroom and laboratory training using modern welding equipment and tools.
  • Students gain hands on experience in a realistic shop setting where they must demonstrate specific proficiencies.
  • Emphasis is placed on safety and standard procedures followed in ship yards and repair facilities.

Program content provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment as a combination structural and pipe welder.

Program Description

Program Description
The Maritime Welding Technology diploma program offers 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. Emphasis is placed on safety and standard procedures followed in ship yards and repair facilities. This program prepares students for entry-level employment as a combination structural and pipe welder.

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
TOTAL110044
  • Students attend class four (4) days per week on various schedules.
  • Program length is 55 weeks – all schedules.
  • At the successful completion of the program, the student will receive a Diploma in Maritime Welding Technology.

Possible Career Track

Possible Career Track
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Program Available at: Main Campus, and Virginia Beach Campus.