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Welding (Associate of Applied Science Degree)

The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare students for the high-demand field of welding. Beginning welders may work on assembly lines, but can advance to precision welders, quality control, and sales. 

Curriculum includes hands-on training in multiple welding processes including Oxy-Fuel and Cutting, Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, Gas Tungsten Arc, and Flux Cored Arc.  It also includes blueprint reading for welders and welding technology for each of the five processes that are taught. Students are required to pass two welding tests for each process and can receive a qualification for each of the successful completion of a welding test in a process. The tests that are given are common welding tests that are used to qualify welders in industry today. Students completing the program may be qualified in a number of processes.


Degree Requirements

First Year First Semester

WLDG 1413INTRODUCTION TO BLUEPRINT READING FOR WELDERS

4 credit hours

WLDG 1407INTRODUCTION TO WELDING USING MULTIPLE PROCESSES

4 credit hours

WLDG 2413INTERMEDIATE WELDING USE MULTIPLE PROCESSES

4 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:12

First Year Second Semester

WLDG 2447ADVANCED GAS METAL ARC WELDING (GMAW)

4 credit hours

WLDG 1435INTRODUCTION TO PIPE WELDING

4 credit hours

WLDG 1427WELDING CODES

4 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:12

First Year Third Semester -Summer

WLDG 2352ADVANCED FLUX CORED ARC WELDING

3 credit hours

TECM 1301INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:6

Second Year First Semester

DFTG 1309BASIC COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING

3 credit hours

SPCH 1318INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

3 credit hours

OSHT 1320ENERGY INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

3 credit hours

BMGT 2309LEADERSHIP

3 credit hours

ENGL 1301COMPOSITION I

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year Second Semester

HIST 1301UNITED STATES HISTORY I

3 credit hours

MATH 1314COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3 credit hours

ARTS 1301ART APPRECIATION

3 credit hours

BMGT 1327PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

WLDG 2380COOPERATIVE EDUCATION-WELDING TECHNOLOGY

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15
WLDG2380 Cooperative-Welding Technology will serve as the capstone for this program.

Total Credit Hours: 60