Welding Technology A.A.S.

A50420

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 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. Students should consult their advisor for information about course scheduling.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate how and when to self-start, especially in learning and seeking new knowledge in an ever changing field
  • Demonstrate safe work habits that reflect concern and care for self, others and the environment relative to the welding field
  • Operate ethically, integrating law, company rules and policies, and individual decision-making. (GE V.2.5)
  • Demonstrate technical Welding skills to prepare for industry certification, or to be technically competent in a particular welding job or field. (GE III.2)

General Education

Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

3

FA, SP, SU
MAT 121Algebra/Trigonometry I

3

FA

Humanities/Fine Arts

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 111Art Appreciation

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 111Theatre Application

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 126Storytelling

3

FA, SP, SU
MUS 110Music Appreciation

3

FA, SP
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

3

FA, SP, SU
REL 110World Religions

3

FA, SP

Social/Behavioral Science

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics

3

SP, SU
GEO 111World Regional Geography

3

HIS 112World Civilizations II

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
POL 120American Government

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology

3

FA, SP, SU

Major Courses

Core Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
WLD 110Cutting Processes

2

SP
WLD 115SMAW (stick) Plate

5

FA, SP
WLD 121GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate

4

FA, SP
WLD 131GTAW (TIG) Plate

4

FA, SP
WLD 141Symbols & Specifications

3

FA, SP

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CIS 110Introduction to Computers

3

FA, SP, SU
ISC 112Industrial Safety

2

FA, SP
MEC 142Physical Metallurgy

2

FA
WLD 116SMAW (stick) Plate/Pipe

4

FA, SP
WLD 132GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe

3

SP
WLD 151Fabrication I

4

FA
WLD 261Certification Practices

2

SP
WLD 262Inspection & Testing

3

FA

Drafting Elective

(Select 2 SHC from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BPR 111Print Reading

2

FA
DFT 111Technical Drafting I

2

FA

General Elective

(Select 6 SHC from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
DFT 151CAD I

3

SP
MAC 111Machining Technology I

6

FA
MAC 112Machining Technology II

6

SP
PHY 131Physics-Mechanics

4

FA, SP
WBL XXXWork-based Learning (up to 4 SHC)

1-4

WLD 112Basic Welding Processes

2

FA, SP
WLD 265Automated Welding/Cutting

4

FA

Total Credit Hours: 64