Industrial Technology Department

Welding Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree
and Certificate

Students in the Welding Technology program study welding as it relates to manufacturing, fabrication, building construction, and repair and maintenance of equipment and facilities. They learn to make layouts according to blueprints and specifications. Students also learn to prepare material prior to welding and to apply proper filler metal according to national standards and specifications. Welding students develop skills in six different welding processes--oxyacetylene, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, flux core arc, submerged arc, and gas tungsten arc welding. They study the design and fabrication of jigs and related fixtures and learn how to test for, inspect, and repair defective welds. In addition, students study metallurgy and understand how the heating and cooling cycles of welding affect the properties of metals. Instruction occurs at the West campus, 3639 South Avenue West.

Welding technology students have the opportunity to become certified to American Welding Society specifications and receive documentation stating qualifications.

Students are awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree upon successfully completing the two-year program. Students who successfully complete the first year of the program are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Length of Program: 2 Semesters (Certificate)
4 Semesters (A.A.S.)
Award Upon Graduation: Certificate of Applied Science
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Entry Times: Fall Semester


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