Welding Associate of Applied Technology Degree / Associate in Applied Science – T Degree

This program is designed to develop the technical knowledge and skills required for employment in welding, metal fabrication, and related occupations. Graduates may qualify for many different opportunities within manufacturing, industrial maintenance, and construction.

Students will develop skills in a variety of welding and metal cutting processes common to industry and are also able to gain practical experience through realistic projects.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Welding degree, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the safe and proper use of welding-related shop equipment.
  • Evaluate the quality of: joint design, fit up, and welding to AWS and WABO standards.
  • Effectively use shop tools and equipment to layout and fabrication welding projects.
  • Fabricate welding projects with thermal cutting equipment.
  • Safely perform the eight welding processes covered in the program to AWS and WABO standards.
  • Interpret shop drawings in terms of the identification of lines, views, dimensioning, tolerances, and AWS welding symbols that are commonly found on working drawings.
  • Use appropriate base metals, welding processes, and filler metals to meet fabrication project requirements.
  • Devise an effective welding procedure that incorporates metallurgical principles.
  • Demonstrate the welding skills necessary to pass employment and certification testing.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Minimum Accuplacer arithmetic score of 280 or equivalent or successful completion of MAT 092.

Program Course List

WLD 106Welding Theory

5

WLD 110Thermal Cutting & Gouging

3

WLD 112Oxyacetylene Welding & Brazing

4

WLD 117Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

7

WLD 123Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

7

WLD 143Materials and Testing

5

WLD 144Print Reading for Welders

5

WLD 152Gas Metal Arc Welding

7

WLD 157Metallurgy

5

WLD 168Flux Cored Arc Welding I

7

WLD 210Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

7

WLD 217CAPSpecial Projects

1-5

Welding Electives

28

Total Credit Hours:91-95

Welding Electives: See list below

AAT Requirements

Technical-Course-Requirements

91-95

AAT General Education Requirements

18

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

Total Credit Hours:112-116

AAT General Education Requirements: See list above

Computer Literacy Requirement: Complete an approved computer literacy course or successfully pass the computer literacy exam

AAS-T Requirements

Technical-Course-Requirements

91-95

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements

23

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

Total Credit Hours:117-121

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements: See list above

Computer Literacy Requirement: Complete an approved computer literacy course or successfully pass the computer literacy exam

Welding Electives

Students must take 28 credits. Students must select four elective courses from the list below:

WLD 211Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I (GTAW)

7

WLD 214Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II

7

WLD 219Special Projects II

1-5

WLD 223GTAW Pipe Welding

7

WLD 225Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pipe

7

WLD 227Advanced Pipe Welding

7

WLD 229Metal Forming

7

WLD 233CAPLayout and Fabrication

7

WLD 235CAPWABO Test Prep

7

WLD 238FCAW II (Flux Core Arc Welding)

7

General Degree Requirements

In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek to obtain. The two degree options in this program are the Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) and the Associate in Applied Science – T (AAS-T). The different requirements for each degree are listed below.

AAT Degree General Education Requirements (18 credits)

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

Or

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

 

Any 100-Level Math Class

5

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

COLL 102College Success for All

3

NOTE: CMST& 220 or higher

PSYC& 100DIV: PSY 112DIV, SOC& 101DIV, or other humanities course that meets the diversity requirement

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements (23 credits)

All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:

5 credits in communication:

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

5 credits in quantitative reasoning:

MATH& 107Math in Society

5

MATH& 141Precalculus I

5

MATH& 142Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry

5

MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics

5

MATH& 151Calculus I

5

5 credits in a social science that meets the diversity requirement:

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

5 credits in social science, humanities, or science

choose one from the following:

ART& 100Art Appreciation

5

ASL& 121American Sign Language I

5

ASL& 122American Sign Language II

5

BIOL& 160General Biology w/Lab

5

BIOL& 175Human Biology w/Lab

5

BIOL& 241Human A & P I

5

BIOL& 242Human A & P II

5

BIOL& 260Microbiology

5

CHEM& 110Chemical Concepts w/Lab

5

CHEM& 121Intro to Chemistry

5

CHEM& 131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry

5

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

GEOL& 110Environmental Geology with Lab

5

HIST& 146US History I

5

HIST& 147US History II

5

HIST& 148US History III

5

HUM& 101Introduction to Humanities

5

MUSC& 105Music Appreciation

5

PHYS& 114General Physics I with Lab

5

POLS& 202American Government

5

PSYC& 100

5

PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology

5

PSYC& 220Abnormal Psychology

5

SOC& 101

5

3 credits in College Success:

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the requirements for diversity, computer literacy, and the capstone project.

Program Length

This program is approximately five quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Day/Afternoon/Evening programs: Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters, or by instructor’s permission.