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Welding Technology (AAS)

Certificate and Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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 Brian Rencher
 Brian Rencher 
Associate Dean for Transportation, Energy and CTE


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Degree Requirements

Certificate Program

6 credits completed in residence
2.50 grade point average
34 total credits
ASC 100-Freshman Seminar

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

16 credits completed in residence
2.00 grade point average
62 total credits
ASC 100-Freshman Seminar

General Education Requirements

Fact Sheet

The welding program is a 2-year program designed to train students in the use of four of the major welding processes: Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Core Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Training will meet ASME or AWS standards. The first year will take the student through SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, Oxyfuel cutting and welding, and blueprint reading. The second year will be devoted to learning GTAW, learning to weld pipe, basic layout, and fabrication.

Program Goal
The need for energy has created a global explosion in manufacturing, energy, and exploration. Skilled welders are needed more than ever to supply the needs of the different areas.

Student Goal
Students taking the welding course will have the option of either a 1 yr certificate or a 2 yr degree all students completing the program will receive a welding certification. Students will earn welding either AWS or ASME certifications for both pipe and structural steel

See program coordinator for course requirements

Degree Planning Worksheet - Welding Technology (AAS)

Fact Sheet

WELD 151
WELD 153
WELD 109
WELD 121
WELD 122
WELD 131
WELD 213
WELD 209
WELD 210
WELD 214
WELD 215
WELD 220

Welding Theory, Technology and Safety
Welding Lab I
Blueprint Reading and Welding Symbols
Welding Theory and Safety for Wirefeed
Wirefeed and Welding Certification Lab
Layout and Pattern Making
Metal Fabrication Lab
Pipe and Pipe Layout lect (2) lab (4)
Pipe Welding Lab
GTAW lect (2) lab (4)
Specialty Weld Process


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