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Welding Technology A.A.S. (A50420)

Location(s): Carrington-Scott Campus (Graham Campus)


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Program Description

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and application essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provides the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Successful graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Describe and demonstrate the differences between consumable and non-consumable electrode welding.
  • Perform different metal cutting processes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and interpret a variety of blueprints.
  • Compete a welding inspection.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of welding metallurgy skills.
  • Demonstrate a welding inspection per AWSD 1.1 codes.
  • Perform Oxy-fuel welding.
  • Perform Inert gas welding.

Technical Standards

Students entering the program must meet specific emotional, behavioral, physical and cognitive standards. This information is found in the admissions office.

Students qualifying for special accommodations to these standards must contact the Disability Services Coordinator at 336-506-4130.

At the completion of the Welding Technology Associate Degree, the student will have the option of entering many indemand occupations, including new construction, military, petrochemical, infrastructure rebuilding, nuclear, rail, power generation, aerospace-any industry where there is potential for loss of life, and where critical welds must be produced for integrity in compliance with codes, specifications, and contract documents. Although some graduates choose to work in industries where combined skills are especially valued, the breadth of employment possibilities is vast. The student who is considering Welding Inspection as a career must be prepared to apply vigilant and constant critical thinking, have the willingness to learn the mathematical formulas required for mapping flaw locations in critical welds, be punctual and have a strong work ethic, be prepared to undergo the background checks and unannounced drug tests required when working in high-security industrial environments, and have the demeanor to work with others towards the common goal of safeguarding the public.

First Year


Fall 1st Semester


Semester Total: 27 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 14 Credit Hour(s)


Spring 2nd Semester


Semester Total: 23 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 13 Credit Hour(s)


Summer 3rd Semester


Semester Total: 12 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 7 Credit Hour(s)


Second Semester


Fall 4th Semester


(Major electives should be taken between 8 a.m.-12:10 p.m.)

Semester Total: 23-39 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 16 Credit Hour(s)


Spring 5th Semester


Semester Total: 22 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 11 Credit Hour(s)


Summer 6th Semester


Semester Total: 7-24 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 4 Credit Hour(s)


Total: 114-147 Contact Hour(s)


Total: 65 Credit Hour(s)


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