Academic Program Inventory Title/s:
A.A.S. in Welding Technology
A.A.S in Engineering Systems Technology
CIP Codes: SOC Codes:
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.
- Demonstrate the correct procedure in setting up equipment and skills used in welding.
- Use Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding machines in both pipe and plate welding.
- Develop the cognitive and physical skills necessary to pass certification tests.
- 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