Welding Technology – Associate Degree
The Welding Technology curriculum provides students a sound understanding of the science, technology, and application essential for successful employment in the welding and metals industries.
Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provides the student with industry standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.
Successful graduates 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 program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. To be eligible for graduation, the student must have satisfactorily completed the course requirements as outlined below.
To qualify for admission into this program, the applicant must have a high school diploma or the equivalent.
|Course Prefix, No.||Title||Class||Lab||Clinical||Credit|
|Fall Semester-1st Year|
|WLD 110||Cutting Processes||1||3||0||2|
|WLD 115||SMAW (Stick) Plate||2||9||0||5|
|WLD 121||GMAW (Mig) FCAW/Plate||2||6||0||4|
|WOL 110||Basic Construction Skills||2||3||0||3|
|ACA 115||Success & Study Skills||0||2||0||1|
|Total Hours Per Week||7||23||0||15|
|Spring Semester-1st Year|
|WLD 116||SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe||1||9||0||4|
|WLD 131||GTAW (Tig) Plate||2||6||0||4|
|WLD 141||Symbols & Specifications||2||2||0||3|
|WLD 143||Welding Metallurgy||1||2||0||2|
|MAT 110||Math Measurement & Literacy||2||2||0||3|
|Total Hours Per Week||8||21||0||16|
|WLD 261||Certification Practices||1||3||0||2|
|WLD 262||Inspection & Testing||2||2||0||3|
|ENG 111||Writing & Inquiry||3||0||0||3|
|ISC 112||Industrial Safety||2||0||0||2|
|Total Hours Per Week||8||5||0||10|
|Fall Semester-2nd Year|
|WLD 132||GTAW (Tig) Plate/Pipe||1||6||0||3|
|WLD 145||Thermoplastic Welding||1||3||0||2|
|WLD 151||Fabrication I||2||6||0||4|
|COM 231||Public Speaking||3||0||0||3|
|PSY 150||General Psychology||3||0||0||3|
|CIS 110||Intro to Computers||2||2||0||3|
|Total Hours Per Week||12||17||0||18|
|Spring Semester-2nd Year|
|WLD 215||SMAW (Stick) Pipe||1||9||0||4|
|WLD 231||GTAW (Tig) Pipe||1||6||0||3|
|WLD 251||Fabrication II||1||6||0||3|
|HUM 115||Critical Thinking||3||0||0||3|
|Total Hours Per Week||6||21||0||13|
|SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE|
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES||15|
|OTHER REQUIRED COURSES||1|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||72|
Specific courses within the above categories may be identified by your advisor or by the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services. Expected program competencies are maintained by the lead instructor for this program, while course competencies are maintained by the respective instructors of specific courses.
NOTE: The above curriculum outline is intended as a guide only. The sequence of course offerings is subject to change at the discretion of the administration.