Welding Technology - Associate in Applied Science
Automotive, Welding & Machining Pathway
96 Credits | 9 Quarters
Work with leading-edge tools and equipment to solve problems and get creative across several growing trades. Auto technician, machinist, or welder—set a target on your career via our Automotive, Welding, and Manufacturing Pathway.
Transition Studies Students have several options for their starting point. Some students may start in our Transition Studies programs: Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, Digital Literacy, and High School+.
Distribution: AAS, AAS-COMPUTATION
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, GER-CIS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AAS-COMMUNICATION: Reading/Writing, AAS-READING-WRITING
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, DIVERSITY, SOCIAL SCIENCE, NURSING SOCIAL SCIENCE, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS, AA-AAS-T-SOCIAL SCIENCE, SOC-SCIENCE-CULTURAL, FPA-SocSci-Qtr 5-6-8
Concurrent enrollment required for WELD 102, 103, 104, & 106. Pre-requisites required: Eligible for MATH 101 and ENGL 090.
At the completion for the Welding Technology Program, the successful student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, and synthesize relevant data to problem solve in a welding environment
- Demonstrate effective oral, written, and graphical communication skills appropriate to the welding industry
- Demonstrate measuring methods and apply mathematical concepts to solve problems related to welding
- Apply the appropriate ethical standards and practices of the welding industry
- Demonstrate the ability to identify the values, beliefs, and practices of a multicultural workforce and collaborate with diverse groups across a variety of knowledge and skill levels and perspectives
In addition, students who complete the program will demonstrate the following skills standards specific to Welding Technology:
- Evaluate potential hazards and apply procedures to maintain workplace safety
- Select and operate tools and equipment used in welding and metal fabrication
- Perform thermal cutting and gouging processes to industry standards
- Perform Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) to industry standards
- Perform Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) to industry standards
- Perform Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) to industry standards
- Perform Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) to industry standards
- Identify materials and apply metallurgy knowledge to solve practical welding problems
- Interpret drawings including welding symbols and make accurate calculations
In addition to textbooks, it costs approximately $900 upon entry into the program for personal protective equipment, tools, and supplies.
Students are accepted into the Welding Technology Program every quarter. An Associate in Applied Science degree will be awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 90 credits in the specified courses numbered 100 or above. All core and general education requirements must be met, with any additional credits to be selected as electives.