Craven Community College offers the Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology degree to provide students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry. Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. Heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond.
Welding Program Curriculum
The welding degree program curriculum teaches students shielded metal arc, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Additional coursework emphasizes math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing.
This welding degree curriculum provides the student with industry-standard skills through classroom training and principle application. Students are provided instruction pertaining to safety while working in welding and cutting environments, interpreting welding symbols, determining the quality of welds, implementing a safe and correct operation of welding equipment, improving metal fabrication skills, and learning how to weld various metals in a variety of challenging positions.
Successful graduates of this program may find employment opportunities in the following areas:
- Welding and Machine Shops
- Quality Control and Assurance
While the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree can lead to immediate job placement upon graduation, Craven Community College has a special relationship with East Carolina University for those interested in our Bachelor’s of Science (BS) Degree in Industrial Technology.
Dean of Career Programs
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