Our Welding Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program teaches you about shielded metal arc, tungsten inert gas (TIG), and metal inert gas (MIG) welding. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes, as well as math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing.
This program will provide you with industry-standard skills through classroom training and principle application. You will receive 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.
The Welding Technology program also offers diploma and certificate options.
Skills You’ll Learn
The Welding Technology program is focused on job-related skills in the following areas:
- Maintaining and meeting safety protocols in accordance with industry standards while working in the welding, cutting, and fabrication fields of study
- Demonstrating aptitude with identification, setup, and operation of industry-standard equipment
- Cutting and joining of metals using a variety of welding processes and various positions
- Reading and interpreting mechanical drawings, welding symbols, and fabrication requirements
There are many employment opportunities for Welding Technology graduates, including:
- Quality control and assurance
- Welding and machine shops
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Plan of Study
The recommended course sequence for this program and a complete list of related classes are available in the Academic Catalog. Click the button below to view a copy of this plan of study, which is also available as a PDF.