2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
    
    Jul 09, 2020  
2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welding Technology: Pipefitting - AOS


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SUNY Curriculum Code: 0402

HEGIS: 5308.00

Academic Requirements

First Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


Minimum Total Credit Hours = 62


Notes:

MATH 102 - Math for Applied Technology  is the minimum exit-level requirement for the AOS degree.

Program Learning Outcomes


A graduate of the Welding Technology: Pipefitting AOS program should be able to:

  • Understand and apply the International Plumbing Code and New York State Code.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of plumbing materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Display the ability to measure, cut, and join steel pipe, copper tubing, plastic and cast-iron soil pipe; demonstrate knowledge of fittings as well as basic fabrication of sheet-metal principles and layout techniques.
  • Exhibit basic drafting techniques as they relate to the plumbing, heating, and pipefitting field through the completion of various drawings, such as: piping isometrics, plumbing floor plans, and riser diagrams.
  • Install residential hydronic and steam heating systems, and indirect and direct domestic water heaters.
  • Design and install warm-air heating systems and the various types of hot-water heating systems for residential and light commercial buildings.
  • Design and install potable water, sanitary waste, and vent systems in residential and light commercial buildings.
  • Correctly and safely wire oil and gas boilers and warm-air heating systems.
  • Display an understanding of building energy requirements, and demonstrate the ability to perform residential heat-loss calculations.
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies by making appropriate decisions regarding first-aid care.
  • Work with all types of welding equipment according to prescribed safety standards.
  • Operate and troubleshoot different weld processes to produce a sound welds with success.
  • Qualify for certification by the American Welding Society, New York State Department of Transportation, and ASME codes through knowledge of all-position welding of ferrous/nonferrous metals using all major processes.
  • Understand the manufacturing processes for the production of steel, stainless steel and aluminum.
  • Exhibit the basic understanding of metallurgy necessary to a successful welder.
  • Read and correctly interpret both basic and advanced welding fabrication blueprints, including welding symbols, weld testing symbols, structural steel shapes and welding specifications.
  • Understand and apply the International Plumbing Code and New York State Code.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of plumbing materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Display the ability to measure, cut, and join steel pipe, copper tubing, plastic and cast-iron soil pipe; demonstrate knowledge of fittings as well as basic fabrication of sheet-metal principles and layout techniques.
  • Exhibit basic drafting techniques as they relate to the plumbing, heating, and pipefitting field through the completion of various drawings, such as: piping isometrics, plumbing floor plans, and riser diagrams.
  • Install residential hydronic and steam heating systems, and indirect and direct domestic water heaters.
  • Design and install warm-air heating systems and the various types of hot-water heating systems for residential and light commercial buildings.
  • Design and install potable water, sanitary waste, and vent systems in residential and light commercial buildings.
  • Correctly and safely wire oil and gas boilers and warm-air heating systems.
  • Display an understanding of building energy requirements, and demonstrate the ability to perform residential heat-loss calculations.
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies by making appropriate decisions regarding first-aid care.
  • Understand and discuss fundamental refrigeration principles, including: trade tools, gas laws, pressure/temperature relationship, heat transfer, refrigerants, compression cycle, compressors, condensers, evaporators, metering devices, refrigeration oils, desiccants and driers, evacuation, and safe handling of refrigerants.
  • Demonstrate a hands-on knowledge of the refrigeration system, including skills in servicing, analyzing, problem solving, and pertinent safety practices.
  • Understand the basic electricity knowledge necessary to HVAC mechanics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the equipment and specific topics associated with commercial refrigeration systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of air-conditioning principles and air-conditioning systems, including: room air conditioners, air-conditioning systems, heat pumps, low-voltage thermostats, and hydronics.
  • Apply the knowledge necessary to accurately troubleshoot air-conditioning systems.
  • Demonstrate hands-on skills in the installation and servicing of a wide variety of air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment and systems in a safe manner.

SUNY General Education Requirement


Students who intend to receive AA, AS, or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor for program-specific information; for general information: General Education  

AAS and AOS degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards for Welding Technology Program


The technical standards listed below are intended to inform students of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations required in this program. These technical standards reflect performance abilities and characteristics that are necessary to successfully complete the requirements of this program at SUNY Delhi. These standards are not conditions of admission to the program, but persons interested in applying for admission to the program should review this list to develop a better understanding of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations necessary to successfully complete the program. The college complies with the requirements and spirit of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; therefore, the college will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities who are otherwise qualified.

Thinking skills

General: Apply standard welding principles and practices to perform practical work assignments.

Specific:

  • Understand/interpret information from textbooks, handouts, diagrams, charts, and tables.
  • Understand welding codes and qualifications.
  • Recognize welding terminology and symbols.
  • Interpret blueprints and sketches.
  • Visualize three-dimensional objects.
  • Distinguish shapes, forms, and patterns.
  • Take accurate measurements and do conversions.
  • Calculate slopes, circumferences, and decimal equivalents.
  • Estimate materials and costs.
  • Identify names and uses of tools and machines.
  • Describe operations of various welding machines.
  • Explain characteristics and uses of different types of metals
  • Describe standard welding methods and practices.
  • Follow safety procedures.
  • Explain the proper care of equipment.
  • Formulate fabrication plans.
  • Perform procedures according to proper specifications.
  • Conduct tests of welding work.
  • Distinguish indicators of poor vs. quality construction.

Sensory/Observation skills

General: Use sensory cues to maintain standards of quality welding.

Specific:

  • Take precise measurements to 1/16 of an inch.
  • Recognize and compare shapes and forms of objects.
  • Detect fabrication problems.
  • Survey and select appropriate materials, tools and equipment for welding work.

Motor skills

General: Possess physical strength, flexibility, and dexterity to safely perform welding techniques.

Specific:

  • Operate necessary tools, equipment, and machinery.
  • Remove and replace metal pieces.
  • Position and maneuver in confined spaces.
  • Work at varying heights.
  • Lift and transport equipment and materials as necessary.

Communication Skills

General: Communicate to gather and convey information.

Specific:

  • Speak, write, and understand English.
    * Obtain necessary information from oral and written sources.
  • Express information coherently.

Behavioral Skills

General: Behave appropriately and safely in a cooperative learning environment.

Specific:

  • Fulfill personal and shared responsibilities.
  • Work cooperatively with partners and groups.
  • Exercise good judgment.
  • Follow safety procedures.

Environmental Tolerance

General: Function safely in a welding shop environment.

Specific:

Work for prolonged periods exposed to:

  • Extreme noise
  • Extreme heat
  • Sharp tools and materials
  • Electrical equipment
  • Chemicals and toxins
  • Dust and fumes
  • Machinery with moving parts
  • Slippery or uneven surfaces
  • Variations in lighting

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