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Welding

Associate of Applied Science


This major provides students with knowledge and skills for job placement in the welding field. Students are trained in all aspects of welding including stick, gas, MIG and TIG welding. Students who excel in welding skills may take an Owens Community College plate or pipe welding pre-certification test.  I-CAR Automotive Steel GMAW (MIG) Welding Qualification Test (WQT) is offered to welding and auto body students who wish to achieve the latest certification for auto body welding.


Accreditation
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Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).  For more information concerning accreditation standards contact the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), 310 W. Lake Street, Suite 111, Elmhurst, IL 60126, phone number 630-433-4514, web address atmae.org.

Accreditation

AWS-ATF logoThe American Welding Society (AWS) certifies Owens Community College has met all of the requirements of the AWS QC4, Standard for Accreditation of Test Facilities for AWS Certified Welding Program, and is accredited through October 1, 2019.

The AWS Accredited Test Facility (ATF) program establishes minimum requirements for test facilities, their personnel and equipment to qualify for accreditation to test and qualify welders. The program requires that a facility implement a quality assurance program that meets the requirements established in the AWS QC4-89, Standard for the Accreditation of Testing Facilities. The requirements include that the facility have a Quality Manual that controls the activities related to the testing of welders in the facility according to AWS QC7, Standard for AWS Certified Welders. For more information, visit www.aws.org.