Welding Technology

The Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology prepares students to work in the field using oxyacetylene (gas) and electric (arc) processes. THe program emphasizes knowledge and skill required to work with modern industrial welding equipment using advanced welding techniques including Stick, Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), and Pipe techniques. Students in the program will be prepared for specific American Welding Society (AWS) certifications.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be trained to: 
  1. Weld in (flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions) using the basic welding processes stick, MIG, TIG, and pipeline. 
  2. Perform metal layout processes. 
  3. Cut metals using oxyfuel and plasma arc cutting processes. 
  4. Apply the fundamentals of welding processes.
  5. Apply the principles of metallurgy during the welding process.
  6. Read and interpret basic blueprints and welding symbols to fabricate components. 
  7. Apply basic mathematics and measurement.
  8. Follow industry safety practices.


All of the courses listed below

COLL1101 Freshman Seminar1
CPSI1003 Introduction to Computer Applications3
ENGL1013 English Composition I3
PSYC2003 General Psychology3
WELD1104 Welding Process/Blueprint Reading4
WELD2404 Metallurgy Fundamentals4
WELD2414 Pipe Welding4

Requirement: 8 Credits from below

WELD1224 Metal Fabrication/Layout I4
WELD2324 Metal Fabrication/Layout II4
WELD2328 Metal Fabrication/Layout I & II8

Requirement: 8 Credits from below

WELD1114 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I4
WELD1118 Introduction to SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding)8
WELD1124 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II4

Requirement: 8 Credits from below

WELD1204 Gas Metal Arc Welding I4
WELD1208 Structural Welding Process 18
WELD1214 Gas Metal Arc Welding II4

Requirement: 8 Credits from below

WELD2208 Structural Welding Process 28
WELD2304 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I4
WELD2314 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II4

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

ENGL1023 English Composition II3
ENGL1133 Technical & Business English3

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

BTMA1033 Math for Business Technology3
MATH1113 Math for Welders3
MATH1203 College Algebra3

AAS Welding Technology

Program Length: 24 months
Credits: 60

CIP Code: 480508

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