Feb 01, 2023  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

Welding Technology

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Academic Program Inventory Title/s:

A.A.S. in Welding Technology

A.A.S in Engineering Systems Technology


CIP Codes:                                                                SOC Codes:

150614                                                                        514120

480511                                                                        514121

480509                                                                        514122



Program Description:

The National Center for Education Statistics defines the field of Welding Technology and Welding Engineering Technology as a program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to join or cut metal surfaces. Includes instruction in arc welding, resistance welding, brazing and soldering, cutting, high-energy beam welding and cutting, solid state welding, ferrous and non-ferrous materials, oxidation-reduction reactions, welding metallurgy, welding processes and heat treating, structural design, safety, and applicable codes and standards. A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to the design and engineering of welding and joining systems and the implementation of welding processes. Includes instruction in materials science; computer-aided design; welding design; welding processes; welding metallurgy; automation and robotics; and codes, inspections, testing, and quality assurance. The Welding Technology program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to secure gainful employment in manufacturing industries, fabrication shops, and pipelines, to name a few. Skills emphasized in the program include, but are not limited to: Preparation for Industry Standardized Welder Testing, knowledge of equipment setup and usage, safety in the workplace, identification of materials and processes used in manufacturing, metallurgy used of various alloys.


Program Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate the correct procedure in setting up equipment and skills used in welding.
  2. Use Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding machines in both pipe and plate welding.
  3. Develop the cognitive and physical skills necessary to pass certification tests.
  4. Apply welding knowledge to effectively utilize problem-solving skills as it relates to the industry.


Professional Accrediting Bodies:

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

The Association for Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)


State Agency/Entity Oversight: None


Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certificates to be Awarded

AWS certified welding supervisor


60 - 63 standard credit hours (which may include a mandatory freshman indoctrination course).

General Education Requirements*

Course  15-17 SCH
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I   3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective             3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective   3
Mathematics or Natural Science Elective      3-5
Elective prescribed from one of the four disciplines listed above 3-5

*Required of all WELD majors. Courses must be chosen from the approved TBR list of common General Education core courses

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