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Welding Technology: Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry. 

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Graduate of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment. 

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. 

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry.

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Cutting Processes

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Basic Welding Processes

Credit Hours: 

2.00
SMAW (Stick) Plate

Credit Hours: 

5.00
Symbols and Specifications

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00
SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe

Credit Hours: 

4.00
GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate

Credit Hours: 

4.00
GTAW (TIG) Plate

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Summer Term

Math Measurement & Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Automated Welding/Cutting

Credit Hours: 

4.00

Pick one Major Course Elective from the list below.

Fall Semester

Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Industrial SMAW

Credit Hours: 

3.00
GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Inert Gas Welding

Credit Hours: 

2.00
SMAW (stick) Pipe

Credit Hours: 

4.00

Spring Semester

GTAW (TIG) Pipe

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Certification Practices

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Inspection and Testing

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Social/Behavioral Science Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Pick one Major Course Elective from the list below.

Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

CAD I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Machining Applications I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Fabrication I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Sanitary Welding

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Fabrication II

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 70