Welding Technology Degree

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Degree Info at a Glance

Type: AAT or AAS-T

Estimated Cost: $9,219.50

Approx. # of Quarters: 5

Admission Dates: Quarterly start dates

Prerequisites: COMPASS Algebra score of 32 or successful completion of MAT 082.

Designed to develop the technical knowledge and skills required for employment in welding, metal fabrication and related occupations. Graduates may qualify for many different opportunities within manufacturing, industrial maintenance and construction.

Students will develop skills in a variety of welding and metal cutting processes common to industry and are also able to gain practical experience through realistic projects.

In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek to obtain. The two degree options in this program are the Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) or the Associate in Applied Science – T (AAS-T). The different requirements for each degree are listed below.

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity, and computer literacy requirements.

AAT Degree General Education Requirements (15 credits)

  • ENGL& 101 English Composition or CMST& 200 (or higher)
  • MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher)
  • PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology (PSY 112DIV, SOC& 101DIV, or other humanities course that meets the diversity requirement)

AAS-T Degree general education requirements (20 credits):

All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:

  • 5 credits in communication: ENGL& 101
  • 5 credits in quantitative reasoning: MAT 110, MATH& 141, MATH& 142, MATH& 146 or MATH& 151
  • 5 credits in a social science that meets the diversity requirement (PSYC& 100DIV or SOC& 101DIV)
  • 5 credits in social science, humanities, or science (choose one from the following): PSYC& 100DIV, PSYC& 200, PSY 210, PSYC& 220, SOC& 101, ART& 100, MUSC& 105, ASL& 121, BIOL 118, BIOL& 160, BIOL& 175, BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, CHEM& 121, CHEM& 110, GEOL& 110, PHYS& 114, ECON 101, ECON& 201 or ECON& 202

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all College degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity, and computer literacy requirements.

Program Length: This program is approximately five quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates:
Day Program: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.
Evening Program: Fall and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.

Prerequisite: COMPASS algebra score of 32 or successful completion of MAT 082.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
WLD 105 Welding Theory I 5
WLD 110 Thermal Cutting & Gouging 3
WLD 112 Oxyacetylene Welding & Brazing 4
WLD 116 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I 7
WLD 120 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II 7
WLD 124 Shielded Metal Arc Welding III 7
WLD 135 Shielded Metal Arc Welding IV 7
WLD 142 Welding Theory II 5
WLD 144 Print Reading for Welders 5
WLD 152 Gas Metal Arc Welding 7
WLD 156 Metallurgy 2
WLD 168 Flux Cored Arc Welding I 7
WLD 172 Flux Cored Arc Welding II 7
WLD 177 Preparation for Welding Certification 2
WLD 179CAP Fabrication 3
WLD 210 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I 7
WLD 213 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II 7
ENGL& 101 English Composition (or higher) or CMST& 220 5
MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher) 5
PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology
(or other social science or humanities class that meets the diversity requirement)
5
Computer Literacy Course to meet computer literacy degree requirement
(or successful completion of computer literacy exam)
3
  Total Technical Course Requirements 95
  General Education Requirements 15
  Total Credits for Completion of AAT Degree 110

AAS-T Program Requirements

  Credits
Technical Course Requirements
(Same as AAT)
95
General Education Requirements 20
Total Credits for Completion of AAS-T Degree 115

Optional Electives

Course # Course Name Credits
WLD 215 Cooperative Work Experience 1-5
WLD 217 Special Projects 1-5

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