The Associate of Applied Science in Welding is a culmination of the career pathway and one-year certificates of completion. Emphasis is on structural welds that include multiple positions and pipe. Students will weld overhead, vertical, and cylindrical pipe. All welding methods are used. Students also use destructive testing methods of welds.
In order to complete the program, students must satisfactorily complete welding, welding laboratory, and general education courses.
Along with welding, the degree allows electives that can be taken in the machine shop. Students can take manual or computer numerical control (CNC) classes in machining
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Model industry safety standards in a welding/fabrication environment.
- Summarize test standards and information in order to pass the American Welding Society Expert Welder practical knowledge qualification written test.
- Perform the specific skills needed to pass American Welding Society Expert Welder performance qualification tests.
- Apply inspection, testing, and acceptance criteria at the American Welding Society Expert Welder level.
- Model effective and appropriate communication with welding professionals and clients.