2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Jan 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welding Technology, AAS (A50420)

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The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

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 welding-related self-employment.

Major Courses

Total: 50 Credit Hours

General Education Courses

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Communication Credit Hours: 3 *
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Credit Hours: 3 *
  • Math Credit Hours: 3 *
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Credit Hours: 3 *

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Other Required Courses

  • Other Requirement Credit Hours: 1 *

Total: 1 Credit Hours

Total Credits for AAS Degree: 66

*Recommended Electives & General Education Options:

MEC Electives:

Take 2 credits:

Safety Elective:

Take 2 credits:


Take 3 credits:

Humanities/Fine Arts:

Take 3 credits:


Take 3 credits:

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Take 3 credits:

Other Requirements:

Take 1 credits:


Students enrolled full-time and making satisfactory progress should complete this program in five semesters, Additional time may be needed to achieve minimum requirements in English, math or science.

Contact the program coordinator or department chair for specific requirements.

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