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Welding Technology A.A.S.

Associate in Applied Science
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The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes.

Courses provide 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.


Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: ACA, WLD

First Semester (Fall)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA 115 Success and Study Skills 1
PHY 121 Applied Physics I 4
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 2
WLD 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 5
WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 4

Second Semester (Spring)

Third Semester (Summer)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
WLD 122 GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe 3
WLD 132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe 3

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
MEC 111 Machine Processes I 3
WLD 151 Fabrication I 4
WLD 231 GTAW (TIG) Pipe 3
WLD 261 Certification Practices 2
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Semester Notes
  • ENG 111 may be substituted for ENG 110



Total Credit Hours Required


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