Robotic and Laser Welding

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Program Information

Anoka Technical College offers multiple options in Welding education, including a certificate and a degree in Robotic and Laser Welding. 

Also see: Advanced Certificates and Welding Pathway

The Robotic and Laser Welding certificate program focuses on robot and laser safety, programming, and operation. The certificate trains students in the fundamentals of ABB, Fanuc and OTC robot programming and language. Laser welding includes the development and documentation of procedures and qualification of welds, and the calibration of equipment for welding. Laser cutting focuses on creating programs using CNC laser cutting equipment.

This certificate builds upon the other Welding programs offers at Anoka Technical College.

Prerequisites

Must successfully complete Basic Welding certificate or have instructor approval.

Prerequisites

WELD 1000, WELD 1001, WELD1002, WELD 1004, WELD 1006, WELD 1012, WELD 1014, WELD 1018, WELD 1020, and WELD 1021.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate ability to operate robots and lasers safely.
  2. Program robotic arc welders.
  3. Develop weld schedules and edit weld programs.
  4. Program and cut parts using CNC laser cutting equipment.
  5. Develop Laser welding and programs.
  6. Document results of weld procedure and qualification tests.

Program Sequence

 Third Semester
16
 WELD 2006  Welding Code Interpretation
2
 WELD 2100
 Laser Cutting
2
 WELD 2110  Laser Welding
4
 WELD 2120  Welding Procedures
1
 WELD 2130
 Fanuc Robotics
3
 WELD 2140
 ABB Robotics
3
 WELD 2150
 OTC Robotics
3
                                                                                                           

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Certification

The Welding program not only provides students with a thorough background in welding and related theory, but also prepares students with the knowledge and skills need to take a national certification examination.
•    American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Robotic Welding Certification (CRAW)

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

Robotic and laser welding is expected to grow at a substantial rate in the coming years. Contributing factors to this growth includes demand for greater safety, improve productivity, and quality. With the combination of robotics and lasers, companies see an increased manufacturing speed, affordable materials, and better rates for their clients. This growing field will expand in many different areas including but not limited to automotive plants, machine shops, and global market.

Wage/Outlook/Advancement

Graduates of the Robotic and Laser Welding certificate program possess the skills required to obtain the highest paying jobs in the welding industry.
 

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Faculty

Jay Gerdin
763-576-4055

For service during summer hours contact Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

The Anoka Technical College Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Robotic and Laser Welding is a 67-credit program designed for individuals seeking a well-rounded welding background. The Welding program consists of technical courses, specifically designed to develop exceptional welding skills utilizing the major welding processes that are vital to industry. This program will train students in fundamentals of ABB, Fanuc and OTC robot programming and language. The laser portion of this program will include development and documentation of procedures and qualification of welds, and the calibration of equipment for welding.

The degree program also offers a balance of general education courses to complement the welding courses and to provide students with opportunity to capitalize on a broad-based welding education.

Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English, and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  1. Students will weld to visual acceptance criteria per applicable American Welding Society standards in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding and the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process.
  2. Students will prepare weld joints and perform welding operations using welding symbol information.
  3. Students will follow established procedures and policies regarding personal protective gear, shop safety and welding equipment.
  4. Students will visually examine all work for discontinuities and defects with the knowledge of industry specification.
  5. Students will work in a team environment and accept constructive criticism.
  6. Students will operate safely and proficiently using Oxy-fuel, Plasma and Carbon Air Arc equipment.
  7. Students will demonstrate the ability to weld to entry level standard per American Welding Society on carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.
  8. Demonstrate ability to operate robots and lasers safely.
  9. Program robotic and arc welders.
  10. Develop weld schedules and edit weld programs.
  11. Program and cut parts using CNC laser cutting equipment.
  12. Develop laser welding and programs.
  13. Document results of weld procedure and qualification tests.

Program Sequence

                                               
First Semester
17
WELD 1000
Blueprint I- Lecture
1
WELD 1001
Blueprint I - Lab
1
WELD 1002 Math for Welders
1
WELD 1004 Oxy-Fuel Applications
1
WELD 1006 Oxy-Fuel Processes
1
WELD 1012 Processes and Power Sources I
3
WELD 1014 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I
3
WELD 1018 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I
3
WELD 1020
Gas Metal Arc Welding I- A
1
WELD 1021
Gas Metal Arc Welding I- B 2
Second Semester
17
WELD 1022 Blueprint ReadingII
3
WELD 1024 Metal Theory I
2
WELD 1026 Processes and Power Sources II
3
WELD 1028 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II
3
WELD 1034 Gas Metal Arc WeldingII
3
WELD 1036 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II
3
Third Semester
18
WELD 2006
Welding Code Interpretation
2
WELD 2100 Laser Cutting
2
WELD 2110 Laser Welding
4
WELD 2120 Welding Procedures 
1
WELD 2130 Fanuc Robotics
3
WELD 2140
ABB Robotics
 3
WELD 2150
OTC Robotics
 3
General Education/MnTC Requirements
15
Fifteen (15) general education credits of theMinnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take:
MATH 1500 Mathematical Ideas
3
General Education/MnTC courses
12 remain credit must be taken from the MnTC
12


                                                           

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Certification

The Welding program not only provides students with a thorough background in welding and related theory, but also prepares students with the knowledge and skills need to take a national certification examination.

  • American Welding Society’s (AWS) Welding Code
  • American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Robotic Welding Certification (CRAW)

 

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

The diversification of the welding industry impacts virtually every industry around the globe. From the depth of the world’s oceans to the far-reaching corners of outer space, there is a welding position for every hardworking, ambitious, smart individual who is ready and willing to constantly improve and strive for excellence. A career choice in welding offers a vast array of options for employment and continuing personal development. Welding is the most common way to permanently join metal parts. Heat is applied to the pieces that are being joined, melting and fusing them together which forms a permanent bond.

With greater safety, improve productivity, and quality, the combination of robotics and laser, companies see an increase manufacturing speed, affordable materials, and better rates for their clients. This growing field will expand in many different areas including but not limited to automotive plants, machine shops, and global market.

Wage/Outlook/Advancement

Graduates of the Robotic and Laser Welding AAS program possess the skills required to obtain the highest paying jobs in the welding industry.
 

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Faculty

Jay Gerdin
763-576-4055

For service during summer hours contact Enrollment Services
763-576-7710