Welding Technology (A50420)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placement tests.  Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information.

Fall Semester  (14 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 115 Success and Study Skills
 or
ACA 122 College Transfer Success

0

2

0

0

1

WLD 110 Cutting Processes                   

1

3

0

0

2

WLD 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate

2

9

0

0

5

WLD 141 Symbols and Specifications

2

2

0

0

3

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Humanities Elective at the bottom of the page

Spring Semester (15 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

WLD 116 SMAW (stick) Plate/Pipe

1

9

0

0

4

WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate

2

6

0

0

4

WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate

2

6

0

0

4

 Summer Term (11 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy

2

2

0

0

3

WLD 151 Fabrication I

2

6

0

0

4

***4 Credits must be selected from the list of Major course electives at the bottom of the page

 Fall Semester  (15 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 114 Prof Research and Reporting

3

0

0

0

3

WLD 117 Industrial SMAW

1

4

0

0

3

WLD 132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe

1

6

0

0

3

WLD 212 Inert Gas Welding

1

3

0

0

2

WLD 215 SMAW (Stick) Pipe

1

9

0

0

4

Spring Semester (15 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

WLD 231 GTAW (TIG) Pipe

1

6

0

0

3

WLD 261 Certification Practices

1

3

0

0

2

WLD 262 Inspection & Testing

2

2

0

0

3

***4 Credits must be selected from the list of major course electives at the bottom of the page

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Social/Behavioral Science Elective at the bottom of the page

**Humanities Electives

The following listings for Humanities Electives apply to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the humanities elective requirement. ASL, foreign language, and public speaking courses cannot count as the sole humanities course in an associate in applied science program.

  • ART 111 Art Appreciation

  • ART 114 Art History Survey I

  • ART 115 Art History Survey II

  • DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation

  • DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre

  • DRA 211 Theatre History I

  • ENG 231 American Literature I

  • ENG 232 American Literature II

  • ENG 241 British Literature I

  • ENG 242 British Literature II

  • ENG 262 World Literature II

  • HUM 123 Appalachian Culture

  • HUM 160 Introduction to film

  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation

  • PHI 210 History of Philosophy

  • PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

  • REL 110 World Religions

  • REL 211 Intro to Old Testament

  • REL 212 Intro to New Testament

  • REL 221 Religion in America

**Social/Behavioral Science Electives

The following listing for Social/Behavioral Science Electives applies to Associate in Applied Science degree seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the social/behavioral science elective requirement.

  • ANT 210 General Anthropology

  • ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

  • ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics

  • GEO 111 World Regional Geography

  • HIS 111 World Civilizations I

  • HIS 112 World Civilizations II

  • HIS 131 American History I

  • HIS 132 American History II

  • POL 120 American Government

  • POL 130 State and Local Government

  • PSY 150 General Psychology

  • PSY 237 Social Psychology

  • PSY 241 Developmental Psychology

  • PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology

  • SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

  • SOC 213 Sociology of the Family

  • SOC 220 Social Problems

***Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

DFT 151 CAD I

2

3

0

0

3

MAC 141 Machining Applications I

2

6

0

0

4

WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I

0

0

0

10

1

WBL 121 Work-Based Learning II

0

0

0

10

1

WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes

1

3

0

0

2

WLD 143 Welding Metallurgy

1

2

0

0

2

WLD 214 Sanitary Welding

2

6

0

0

4

WLD 251 Fabrication II

1

6

0

0

3

WLD 265 Automated Welding/Cutting

2

6

0

0

4

Note: Level I courses are required prerequisites to level II courses, therefore level II courses cannot be taken prior to a level I courses.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program:70