Welding Technology AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mechanical reasoning, form perception and spatial relations.
  • Demonstrate the attributes of a positive work ethic.
  • Demonstrate eye and hand coordination and dexterity.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use common metal working tools.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the proper tool necessary for the related task to be performed.
  • Demonstrate the perception and spatial relations in the applications of geometric construction.

This degree can be completed through a mix of face-to-face classes and online classes. The program is designed to take two years to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

First Semester

First semester courses and credits required to earn the Welding AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
WLDG 1313 INTRODUCTION TO BLUEPRINT READING FOR WELDERS 3
WLDG 1407 INTRODUCTION TO WELDING USING MULTIPLE PROCESSES 4
WLDG 2413 INTERMEDIATE WELDING USE MULTIPLE PROCESSES 4
WLDG 1427 WELDING CODES AND STANDARDS 4
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Second Semester

Second semester courses and credits required to earn the Welding AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
WLDG 2447 ADVANCED GAS METAL ARC WELDING (GMAW) 4
WLDG 1435 INTRODUCTION TO PIPE WELDING 4
TECM 1301 INDUSTRIAL MATH 3
OSHT 1320 ENERGY INDUSTRIAL SAFETY 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 14

Third Semester (Summer)

Third semester courses and credits required to earn the Welding AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
WLDG 2352 ADVANCED FLUX CORED ARC WELDING 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 3

Fourth Semester

Fourth semester courses and credits required to earn the Welding AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
WLDG 2432 WELDING AUTOMATION 4
WLDG 1317 INTRODUCTION TO LAYOUT AND FABRICATION  3
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3
GOVT 2306 TEXAS GOVERNMENT 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 13

Fifth Semester

Fifth semester courses and credits required to earn the Welding AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
BMGT 2309 LEADERSHIP 3
MATH 1332 CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS 3
SPCH 1311 INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION 3
ARTS 1301 ART APPRECIATION 3
WLDG 2380 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION-WELDING TECHNOLOGY 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Total Credit Hours: 60

Capstone Requirement: WLDG 2380 Cooperative Education - Welding Technology is the capstone requirement and may not be substituted. It should be taken the last semester before graduation.