Welding Technology Specialization AAS Degree
- Two year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Credits earned in any LSC credit certificate program may be applied to this degree.
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Conroe Center, and LSC-North Harris
- Welding Technology Department
The associate of applied science degree in welding technology is designed to prepare the individual for a career as a welding technician in the fabrication, construction and manufacturing industries. The program includes hands-on application of SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, and FCAW processes, in all positions, using pipe, plate and structural shapes. The student is also exposed to basic metallurgy and inspection procedures. The academic requirements of the program provide the foundation for continued studies should the student desire to continue his or her education.
The welding technology certificate program prepares the student for entry level employment as a structural welder. The program provides the essential skills and safety practices in arc welding procedures in both structural plate and pipe. Courses completed in this certificate program may be applied toward the welding technology associate of applied science degree.
Please contact Robert Pecore at Robert.S.Pecore@LoneStar.edu or call 936.521.4511 for more information.
Please contact Michael Young at Michael.L.Young@LoneStar.edu or call 832.920.5062 for more information.
Please contact Michael Burns at Michael.B.Burns@LoneStar.edu or call 281.765.7711 for more information.
Credits earned in the following certificates may be applied to this degree:
- Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Certificate Level I
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Certificate Level I
- Layout & Fabrication Welding Certificate Level I
- Pipe Welding Certificate Level I
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Certificate Level I
|First Semester Courses||16 Credits|
|WLDG 1421||Welding Fundamentals||4|
|WLDG 1417||Introduction to Layout and Fabrication||4|
|WLDG 1428||Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)||4|
|WLDG 1457||Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)||4|
|Second Semester Courses||16 Credits|
|WLDG 1434||Intro to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG)||4|
|WLDG 2451||Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding||4|
|WLDG 1430||Intro to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)||4|
|WLDG 2447||Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding||4|
|First Semester Courses||14 Credits|
|WLDG 1435||Introduction to Pipe Welding||4|
|WLDG 2453||Advanced Pipe Welding||4|
|ENGL 1301||Composition & Rhetoric I||3|
|MATH 1332||College Math for Liberal Arts||3|
|Second Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|COSC 1301||Introduction to Computers||3|
|Elective||Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy & Culture1||3|
|WLDG 1291||Special Topics in Welder/Welding Technologist3||2|
|Welding Technology Specialization AAS Degree Program Total||60 Credits|
Median wage: $39,1751
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Maintenance Welder2
- Welder/Fabricator or Welder2
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