Academic Programs Welding Technology
The Welding program prepares students for careers in welding fabrication, welding manufacturing, and/or welding repair. The curriculum is designed to develop skills, attitudes, and competencies in welding processes including oxy-fuel welding and cutting, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and shielded metal arc welding. In addition, students will receive training in welding safety, blueprint reading, metallurgy, and layout and fabrication. An Associate of Applied Science Degree and three certificate options are available. The Associate of Applied Science Degree consists of 64-65 semester credit hours and takes approximately two years to complete. Each certificate consists of 18-21 semester credit hours and takes approximately one year to complete. To receive a Welding Technology certificate, students must maintain a 2.5 grade point average. Students interested in this program should contact the Technical Studies Division office to obtain additional information and/or acquire a degree or certificate plan.