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General Technology - Welding

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Bring together classroom instruction and hands-on practice with an associate degree in welding.

The Associate of Applied Science in general technology - welding is designed for students to develop skills that meet certain certification test standards for both structural and high-pressure vessel welding. Students will learn basic and advanced skills in Arc, MIG, and TIG welding along with theories and practical application of fabrication and layout. Courses include technical skill proficiencies standardized by the American Welding Society.
 

What can I do with an associate degree in welding?

This degree brings with it valuable skills that are applicable in a variety of careers including:
  • Welding Fabricator
  • Welding Supervisor
  • Gas-tungsten Welder
  • Gas-metal Welder
  • Flux-cored Welder
  • Pipe Welder
  • Arc Welder
  • Welder Fitter
  • Maintenance Welder
  • Production Line Welder

Format

On Campus

Credit Hours

60

Technical Certificate

Welding
This 32-hour program provides you with fundamental coursework in welding and print reading, Arc, TIG, and MIG Welding, and layout and fabrication. All hours earned with this credential transfer into the A.A.S. program.

 

Certificates of Proficiency

Arc Welding
This 12-hour program provides skill-specific entry level training with fundamental coursework in welding and print reading and basic and advanced Arc welding. The courses may also be applied towards the A.A.S. degree. 

MIG Welding
This 12-hour program provides skill-specific entry level training with fundamental coursework in welding and print reading and basic and advanced MIG welding. The courses may also be applied towards the A.A.S. degree. 

TIG Welding
This 12-hour program provides skill-specific entry level training with fundamental coursework in welding and print reading and basic and advanced TIG welding. The courses may also be applied towards the A.A.S. degree. 

Welding Fabrication and Layout
This 12-hour program provides skill-specific entry level training with fundamental coursework in welding and print reading, sheet metal layout and fabrication, and structural and pipe layout and fabrication. The courses may also be applied towards the A.A.S. degree

Upon successful completion of the associate degree program, you will be able to: 
 
  • Read and interpret welding blueprints;
  • Apply shop mathematics to practical welding and testing exercises;
  • Properly use handheld and semiautomatic cutting equipment;
  • Use the SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW processes to complete welds in accordance to AWS standards;
  • Pass a certification exam in accordance to AWS D1.1 and /or ASME IX;
  • Demonstrate safety guidelines when using welding equipment and tools.

 

Upon successful completion of the certificate program, you will be able to:

  • Read and interpret welding blueprints;
  • Apply shop mathematics to practical welding and testing exercises;
  • Properly use handheld and semiautomatic cutting equipment;
  • Use the SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW processes to complete welds in accordance to AWS standards;
  • Demonstrate safety guidelines when using welding equipment and tools.

ATMAE Accreditation

ATMAE Accreditation LogoThe welding technology program has received accreditation from the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). 

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