This program prepares students for entry-level employment as a Corrosion Technician in the fields of manufacturing, oil & gas, government, pipeline maintenance and general corrosion management. Students will learn in state-of-the-art industry labs and classroom settings using industry recognized equipment.
Corrosion Technology includes energy infrastructure, transportation systems, national defense and more. A successful corrosion technician installs, maintains, inspects, troubleshoots facilities and documents issues with as many details as possible. Corrosion repair defects can be solved faster — with less equipment down time — with proper documentation of the resolution process. Future repairs can be avoided with preventative maintenance administered by the technician, based on past documented problems.
Corrosion Technicians have a basic understanding of electricity, chemistry, metallurgy and the properties of materials. Careers in corrosion apply these sciences to detect and control chemical and mechanical deterioration. Corrosion Technicians work both indoors and outdoors installing, maintaining, inspecting and troubleshooting all sorts of facilities such as pipelines, storage tanks, building components, industrial equipment, airplanes, ships, railcars, etc. Corrosion technicians may specialize in coating inspection, cathodic protection (use of electricity to control corrosion), chemical inhibition, material selection, or design to control the corrosion processes.
The two-year Associate of Applied Science prepares students to site for National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) exams. The AAS option also includes a capstone project and internship experience.
The one-year Certificate of Applied Science prepares students for entry-level employment as a Corrosion Technician. Students will learn in industry labs and classroom settings using industry recognized equipment while preparing to sit for the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) certification exams.
Students have the option of earning a Certificate of Technical Studies after each semester by completing program-specific courses. This allows students to earn a credential after just one semester and allows for a more skilled workforce.
|BMGT237||Human Relations in Business||3|
|CAPP131||Basic MS Office||3|
|CORR102||Intro to Corrosion||3|
|CORR104||Coatings and Linings||3|
|CORR105||Electricity, Electrical Reactions||3|
|CORR209||Internal Corrosion Control||4|
|CORR210||Diagrams, Schematics, GIS||4|
|CORR213||Metallurgy and Corrosion||3|
|CORR292||Independent Study or||3|
|WRIT101||College Writing I||3|
Explore the Dawson Community College catalog for suggested plans of study and course descriptions.