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Welding Technology – Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S.
Code: A50420

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.

Curriculum

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
Summer Term
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
MAJOR COURSES 56
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.