Welding Technology Specialization AAS DegreeASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE




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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 1430 Intro to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
WLDG 2447 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
WLDG 1434 Intro to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) 4
WLDG 2451 Advanced Gas Tungsten 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 14 Credits
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers 3
Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences1 3
Elective Speech Elective2 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


Program Details

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.

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