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 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 weldingrelated self-employment.
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General Education Courses
COM 110 Intro. to Communication
COM 231 Public Speaking
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
HUM/FA Humanities/Fine Arts Core Elect.
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra
SOC/BEH Social/Behavioral Sci. Core Elect.
Technical Core Courses
WLD 110 Cutting Processes
WLD 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate
WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate
WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate
WLD 141 Symbols and Specifications
Other Major Courses
BPR 111 Print Reading
CIS 113 Computer Basics
DFT 151 CAD I
ISC 112 Industrial Safety
MAC 121 Intro. to CNC
MAC 151 Machining Calculations
MAC 152 Adv. Machining Calculations
WLD 116 SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe
WLD 122 GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe
WLD 132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe
WLD 151 Fabrication I
WLD 251 Fabrication II
WLD 261 Certification Practices
WLD 262 Inspection and Testing
Other Required Courses
ACA 122 College Transfer Success
Total Semester Hour Credits for AAS Degree 70-71