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
WLDG 1313 INTRODUCTION TO BLUEPRINT READING FOR WELDERS 3 credit hours
WLDG 1407 INTRODUCTION TO WELDING USING MULTIPLE PROCESSES 4 credit hours
WLDG 2413 INTERMEDIATE WELDING USE MULTIPLE PROCESSES 4 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 11
Second Semester
WLDG 2447 ADVANCED GAS METAL ARC WELDING (GMAW) 4 credit hours
WLDG 1435 INTRODUCTION TO PIPE WELDING 4 credit hours
WLDG 1427 WELDING CODES 4 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 12
Third Semester (Summer)
WLDG 2352 ADVANCED FLUX CORED ARC WELDING 3 credit hours
TECM 1301 INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 6
Fourth Semester
WLDG 2432 WELDING AUTOMATION 4 credit hours
OSHT 1320 ENERGY INDUSTRIAL SAFETY 3 credit hours
WLDG 1317 INTRODUCTION TO LAYOUT AND FABRICATION  3 credit hours
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3 credit hours
GOVT 2306 TEXAS GOVERNMENT 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 16
Fifth Semester
BMGT 2309 LEADERSHIP 3 credit hours
MATH 1333 CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS 3 credit hours
SPCH 1311 INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION 3 credit hours
ARTS 1301 ART APPRECIATION 3 credit hours
WLDG 2380 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION-WELDING TECHNOLOGY 3 credit hours
Total Credit 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.