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technical studiesjourneyworker
In response to requests for academic recognition of
registered apprenticeship training, Thaddeus Stevens
College of Technology (TSCT) provides a Technical StudiesMachining Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree.
This degree recognizes the goals, general principles and
procedures of registered apprenticeship training. The
Technical Studies-Machining Technology AAS degree is
designed to support lifelong learning and accelerate the
achievement of individual career goals. Transferability of
the Technical Studies portion of the AAS degree to fouryear institutions will be based on the accepting institution's
policies.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
* Requirements for Graduation (70 credit hours)
* 46 credits Technical Studies (awarded as advanced
standing)
* 24 credits General Studies required from the following:
* English (ENG)
* Mathematics (MATH)
* Science (includes PHYS, BIO, etc.)
* Humanities (includes all SOC, ECON, HIST)
25% of the total program credits must be completed at
Thaddeus Stevens College

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
* For admission, students must possess a PA
Apprenticeship Completion Certificate issued by the
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
* Complete all prescribed apprentice related technical
instruction.

short term programs
metalcasting
Metalcasting is a three week course designed to develop
a Metalcasting Technician capable of taking molten liquid
metal and pouring it into molds to form shapes that are then
ground and polished before being finished. They work with
all types of metals and different molds to make parts for
machines and equipment. Students will learn:
Importance of metal casting in the modern manufacturing
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Properties of metals
All about patterns design and making
Molding sand and mold making
Metal preparation and melting
How to operate a furnace to melt metal for casting
Finishing methods

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production welding
Production Welding is a five week course designed to develop a
skilled entry level worker capable of performing various welding
techniques needed to support local industrial needs.
Students will learn:
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Basic industrial blueprint reading
Welding Safety and OSHA Certification
Oxy-Fuel Welding and Related Processes
Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Gas Metal Arc Welding
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Other welding techniques as appropriate



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