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Welding: Curriculum


The Welding program is available on the following campuses: 

  • Sullivan Main Campus, 
  • Florida Parishes Campus, 
  • Hammond Area Campus.
  • Behrmen Campus/Slidell
  • Rayburn Correctional Center


Welding Program

Division of Technical Studies

Program Mission: The mission of the Welding Program is to provide instruction and related hands-on experience in the world of cutting and welding technology.

Academic Dean: Gayle Ladner, MA

Exit Points: Technical Competency Area (TCA), Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS), Technical Diploma (TD), and Associate of Applied Science (AAS in Technical Studies)

Special Comments: All courses in the Technical Diploma/Certificate of Technical Studies/Technical Competency

Area exit points must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Only one grade of “D” or higher is acceptable in the general education core.

Programmatic Grade Point Average: Program requirements must be completed with an programmatic grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Program Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete the Welding Program will be able to:

  • Prepare for employment in the field of welding.
  • Apply skills in the various processes and techniques of welding including oxyfuel cutting , carbon arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, pipe welding, and plasma arc cutting, weld symbols, and joints.
  • Develop communication skills, leadership skills, employability skills, and safe, efficient work practices.
  • Use current industry standards, practices, and techniques.