The Industrial Laser Operator - Welding Certificate is a 7 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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Credit for Prior Learning Available

WELD PRINT READING 1: BASIC VIEWS AND DIMENSIONS (10442181)

1.00

Develop print interpretation skills needed in metal fabrication. Learners study orthographic projection, dimensioning, welding symbols and bill of materials. Learners apply concepts in hands-on activities, practicing basic layout skills and safe operation of saws, shears and drills.

WELD PRINT READING 2: OTHER VIEWS AND SYMBOLS (10442182)

1.00

Builds on print interpretation skills developed in Weld Print Reading 1. Learners study increasingly complicated prints and welding symbols. Learners will apply concepts in hands-on activities, practicing basic layout skills and safe operation of saws, shears and drills.

SOLIDWORKS 1 (10606133)

1.00

Introduces the learner to basic SolidWorks commands to produce 3-dimentsional parts, assemblies and engineering drawings. The learner will master beginner level commands and have a thorough understanding of the basic operation of the software.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • SolidWorks Certified Associate Exam CSWA

APPLIED MATHEMATICS 1 (31804305)

2.00

Review and application of basic arithmetic skills involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Introduction and application of percents, area, volume, ratios and proportions will also be covered. The measurement system, angle, perimeter, square and board feet and formulas for geometric shapes as well as algebra will be taught.

NTC Assessments Offered:

WELDING LASER PROGRAMMING (10442142)

1.00

Develops abilities in industrial laser programming. Learners will set up software defaults, customize menus, create geometry files, assign cut parameters, optimize processing and finally create part nests. Laser use in local fabrication shops will be explored.

WELDING LASER OPERATIONS (10442145)

1.00

Develops abilities in industrial laser operation. Learners will develop start-up procedures, perform pre-operation diagnostics, preserve safety in the laser work area and manage job files. Cut quality will be emphasized in relation to cut parameters, and assessed in accordance with common acceptance criteria.

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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