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Welding TechnologyRequirements

Explore the classes that will teach you how to cut and gouge metal, read blueprints and master the most common welding techniques used today, including:

  • Shielded metal arc welding (stick welding)
  • Gas metal arc welding (MIG welding)
  • Flux-cored arc welding
  • Gas tungsten arc welding (TIG welding)
  • Pipe welding

Each welding associate degree course prepares you for the next one with foundational knowledge and hands-on practice. Learn to cut metal, how to read a blueprint, get in-depth experience with common types of welding, and fabricate something new. A capstone course brings all of the concepts you’ve learned together by building a finished product like a fire pit or pressure vessel. Choose from general education requirements including technical math, technical writing and general science.

To earn your Welding Technology degree, you will first have to complete the Welding Technician Certificate, plus the following courses: 

Welding Technician Certificate (4 semesters)
Row Groupings Mathematics: Credits
Mathematics:

Select one course.

required

Covers material designed for career and technical students who need to study particular mathematical topics. Topics include measurement, algebra, geometry, statistics, and graphs. These are presented at an introductory level and the emphasis is on applications. This course may be used for the A.A.S. degree only. Course readiness is determined by review of high school transcripts, assessment, and/or meeting with an Aims Academic Advisor. Three credits.

3
required

Covers mathematical material designed for career and technical students. Topics include measurement, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and vectors. These are presented at an introductory level and the emphasis is on applications. Course readiness is determined by review of high school transcripts, assessment, and/or meeting with an Aims Academic Advisor.  Four credits.

4
required

Covers the fundamentals of financial mathematics. Topics include pricing, taxes, insurance, interest, annuities, amortization, and investments. Three credits.

3
* * Or any course with a GT-MA1 desingation (3 credits minimum)
Row Groupings English: Credits
English:

Select one course.

required

Emphasizes the planning, writing, and revising of compositions, including the development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a wide variety of compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. May be taken concurrently with CCR 094. Three credits.

3
required

Develops skills one can apply to a variety of technical documents. Focuses on principles for organizing, writing, and revising clear, readable documents for industry, business, and government. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. May be taken concurrently with CCR 093. Three credits.

3
required

Emphasizes effective business writing and covers letters, memoranda, reports, application letters, and resumes. Includes the fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication. Three credits.

3
Row Groupings Oral Communication, Business, or Technology: Credits
Oral Communication, Business, or Technology:

Select one course.

required

This course introduces basic computer terminology, file management, and PC system components. Provides an overview of office application software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of a web browser to access the Internet. Three credits.

3
required

Combines the basic theory of speech communication with public speech performance skills. Emphasis is on speech delivery, preparation, organization, support, and audience analysis. Three credits.

3
required

Introduces the application of fundamental business principles to local, national, and international forums. This course examines the relationship of economic systems, governance, regulations, and law upon business operations. It surveys the concepts of career development, business ownership, finance and accounting, economics, marketing, management, operations, human resources, regulations, and business ethics. Three credits.

3
Row Groupings Science:
Science:

Choose one course from any of the following prefixes: AST, BIO, CHE, GEY, MET, PHY, or SCI, or any course with a GT-SC1 or GT-SC2 designation (3 Credits Minimum).

Row Groupings Behavioral & Social Sciences or Arts & Humanities:
Behavioral & Social Sciences or Arts & Humanities:

Choose one course from any of the following prefixes: ANT, ART, ECO, GEO, HIS, HUM, LIT, MUS, PHI, POS, PSY, SOC, THE or any foreign language course prefix,  or any course with a GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4, GT-HI1, GT-SS1,GT-SS2, or GT-SS-3 designation (3 Credits Minimum).

Total General Ed Credits required 15 min
Total Credits for Welding Technology A.A.S. Degree 60-61