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Welding Technology (AAS)

Minimum required credits for AAS: 62


The need for energy has created a global explosion in manufacturing, energy, and exploration. Skilled welders are needed more than ever to supply the needs of these different areas. Students have the option of either a 1-year certificate or a 2-year degree.


Program applications will be provided by WSC Admissions to students applying to the Welding program. Program instructors will review the qualifications of each applicant. Each applicant will be notified about his or her acceptance into the program. A total of 15 students will be admitted with alternates selected. Accepted students enroll in program courses for the following fall. Students not selected are given priority to enroll in program courses the next academic year, and are encouraged to take General Education courses in the meantime. These criteria for admission apply to the Welding AAS, PC, & COC's.


The student will be able to:

  1. Measure and cut material accurately.
  2. Read and understand blueprints and welding symbols.
  3. Weld fillet and groove welds in all positions with the process of his/her choice.
  4. Fabricate parts.
  5. Repair weldments.


WELD 107 | Adv. Welding Tech. & Manufacturing Lab (5 credits)
WELD 109 | Blueprint Reading for Welders (3 credits)
WELD 110 | Introduction to Welding Lab (2 credits)
WELD 121 | Welding Theory and Safety for Semi-Automatic Processes (2 credits)
WELD 122 | Wire Feed and Welding Certification Lab (4 credits)
WELD 123 | Beginning Fabrication Lab (5 credits)
WELD 131 | Layout & Pattern Making Basics (3 credits)
WELD 151 | Welding Theory, Technology, & Safety (3 credits)
WELD 153 | SMAW Welding Lab (4 credits)
WELD 213 | Metal Fabrication Lab (3 credits)
WELD 214 | GTAW Lab & Lecture (6 credits)
WELD 215 | Specialty Weld Process (3 credits)
WELD 220 | Basic Metallurgy (2 credits)

*In addition to the program specific requirements, please see the general graduation requirements for CTE programs.

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