Welding Technology AAS

Welding Technology is a participating organization of the American Welding Society’s SENSE (Schools Excelling through National Skill standards Education) Program. This program is designed to provide training in a sequential manner for various welding processes, starting with simple tasks and progressing through more complex assignments. Students receive practical and theoretical training in the weldability of metals and alloys, blueprint reading, mathematics, and metallurgy.

Students are trained to international standards using state-of-the-art equipment. All skills and lab assignments are performance-based using standards assigned by the prevailing industrial welding codes. Safety, care, use, and adjustment of the welding lab equipment is stressed in each of the classes. Included in each 30 hour week is study in welding theory and related practical science, and applying this knowledge in the laboratory.

All graduates are given the opportunity to take the unlimited thickness, all position, welder certification test at no cost to them.

Entrance requirements for AAS degree-seeking students in the Welding program include:

  • Compass score of 46 or higher in Math (Algebra), or qualify for MTHPT-137.
  • Enrollment priority will be determined by the date and time in which the student is advised by faculty in the program.

Upon completion of the Welding Technology program, the student will have basic skills to:

  • Understand and apply manual welding skills needed to pass welder certification tests.
  • Cut, bevel, and gouge metal using various manual and semi-automatic processes.
  • Pass standardized written exams conforming to the American Welding Society’s Level II criteria.
  • Interpret and use welding codes to write welding procedures, qualify welding procedures, and certify welders.
  • Understand and apply mathematics as it applies to the welding industry.
  • Understand and apply metallurgy, heat treatment, and distortion control as they relate to metal working.
  • Read blueprints and develop shop drawings, and pipe template layouts.
  • Use specialized tools and equipment to measure and prepare material for fabrication.
  • Apply simple welding inspection techniques using weld gauges, visual examination, dye penetrant, and macro etch, tensile test, and guided bend test methods.

General Education Core

Written Communication
ENGL-101COLLEGE WRITING3.00
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
MTHPT-137MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY4.00
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
SURVEY OF ART
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Additional General Education Core
Select one of the following:3.00
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Total Credits16.00

Program Requirements

Technical Core
WLDTC-150WELDING POWER SOURCES2.00
WLDTC-151WELDING CODES FOR CERTIFICATIONS2.00
WLDTC-152QUALITY CONTROL FOR WELDING INSPECTION2.00
WLDTC-155BASIC WELDING PROCESSES LAB7.00
WLDTC-161WELDING PROCESSES AND APPLICATIONS2.00
WLDTC-162METALLURGY2.00
WLDTC-165ADVANCED WELDING PROCESSES LAB7.00
WLDTC-250DRAFTING AND PIPEFITTING2.00
WLDTC-251BLUEPRINT READING2.00
WLDTC-252HEAT TREATMENT2.00
WLDTC-254PIPE WELDING:SMAW LAB7.00
WLDTC-261BENCHWORK FOR WELDERS2.00
WLDTC-262DISTORTION CONTROL2.00
WLDTC-264PIPE WELDING GTAW LAB7.00
Electives
Select 12 credits from WLDTC12.00
Total Credits60.00

Summary

General Education16
Electives12
Program Requirements48
Total76