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Welding Technology

Award Type: Associate in Science

The associate of science degree in welding technology is designed to provide comprehensive occupational training in all common types of welding methods as related to today's welding fabrication industries. This program will provide students with manipulative skills and technical knowledge required to perform in the areas of oxyacetylene, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc (G.M.A.W. and T.I.G.) welding processes. Also included in this program are hand cutting and semi-automatic cutting techniques. Certification tests may be taken. Employment opportunities available are welder, welder mechanic, maintenance welder, construction welder, pipe welder, and welding inspectors.

The graduate of the Associate in Science in Welding Technology will:

  • Pass at least one welder qualification test (3G-verticle or 4G-overhead) using at least one basic process.
  • Pass the GMAW and SMAW processes to the American Welding Societies D1.1 Structural Welding Code.
  • Have competency in blueprint reading.
  • Have a working knowledge of metallurgy.
  • Be able to do basic layout, fitting and cutting operation.
  • Have the ability to operate basic welding equipment in a safe manner.

Program Requirements

A major of 31 units is required for the associate in science degree.

Required core courses (16 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
MT 109 Survey of Machining and Manufacturing 4.0
WLDT 106 Beginning Welding 3.0
WLDT 107 Advanced Welding 3.0
WLDT 306 Layout and Fabrication Interpretation 3.0
WLDT 300 Shop Math and Measurement 3.0

Plus a minimum of 15 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
MT 110 CNC G Code 4.0
WLDT 307 G.M.A.W. Welding 3.0
WLDT 308 T.I.G. Welding 3.0
WLDT 312 Pipe Fitting & Welding 3.0
WLDT 315 Metal Fabrication 4.0
WLDT 330 Welding Certification 3.0
WLDT 331 Advanced Welding Certification Lab 2.0
WLDT 370 SkillsUSA 3.0

Recommended electives:

Course Number Course Title Units
WLDT 199 Special Topics in Welding Technology 0.5 - 3.0 units
WLDT 305 Welded Sculptural Projects 1.0

General Education Requirements

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