welder in action

The Welding Technology program will provide students with the theory and practice in entry-level welding skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared for the American Welding Society (AWS) examinations.

For more information about Welding Technology, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: WELD.AAS

Program Requirements
WELD 1100Welding I3
WELD 1112Oxy-Fuel, Welding, Plasma Cutting and Brazing3
WELD 1122Shielded Arc Welding (SMAW)3
WELD 1132Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Carbon Steel Welding3
WELD 1142Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG)3
WELD 1151Pipe Welding and Fabrication3
WELD 1160Skill Assessment3
WELD 2000Introduction to AWS Level 12
WELD 2001Aws Level 1-SHIELDED Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)3
WELD 2002AWS Level 1 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)3
WELD 2003AWS Level 1 Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)3
WELD 2004AWS Level 1 Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)3
MANUF 1101Industrial Design/CAD3
MANUF 1151Machine Shop I3
Program Electives
Select at least five credits from any 1000 or 2000 level Welding course not listed in program requirements or from these courses:5
Introduction to Robotic Technology
Introduction to Sheet Metal
Physical Metallurgy
Industrial Safety
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Aluminum Welding
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Stainless Steel
Gas Metal Arc Weld (GMAW) Bronze
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Aluminum
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Stainless Steel
General Education
In addition to the classes listed above complete 18 hours of general education requirements.18
Total Credits64

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
WELD 1100 Welding I 3
MANUF 1101 Industrial Design/CAD 3
MANUF 1151 Machine Shop I 3
ElectiveProgram Elective 3
General Education 3
Second Semester
WELD 1112 Oxy-Fuel, Welding, Plasma Cutting and Brazing 3
WELD 1122 Shielded Arc Welding (SMAW) 3
WELD 1132 Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Carbon Steel Welding 3
WELD 2000 Introduction to AWS Level 1 2
Gen EdMathematics 3-5
Third Semester
WELD 1142 Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) 3
WELD 2001 Aws Level 1-SHIELDED Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 3
WELD 2003
AWS Level 1 Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
or AWS Level 1 Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
ElectiveProgram Elective 2
General Education 3
General Education 3
Fourth Semester
WELD 1151 Pipe Welding and Fabrication 3
WELD 2003
AWS Level 1 Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
or AWS Level 1 Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
WELD 1160 Skill Assessment 3
WELD 2002 AWS Level 1 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 3
General Education 3
General Education 3
 Total Credits64-66

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.
  • Join Tech and Engineering Club
  • Join AWS skills USA
  • Apply for entry level summer job

Third Semester

  • Develop Resume
  • Participate in WELDing Contest
  • Attend National Tradeshow
  • Explore Careers

Fourth Semester

  • Develop Resume
  • Explore Careers