Academic Catalog

Welding Technology AAT and AAS-T Degree

degree Info at a Glance
Type
AAT and AAS-T Degree
Estimated # of Quarters
This degree is approximately 5 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Prerequisites
Minimum Accuplacer arithmetic score of 280 or equivalent or successful completion of MAT 092.

Designed to develop the technical knowledge and skills required for employment in welding, metal fabrication and related occupations. Graduates may qualify for many different opportunities within manufacturing, industrial maintenance and construction.

Students will develop skills in a variety of welding and metal cutting processes common to industry and are also able to gain practical experience through realistic projects.

In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek to obtain. The two degree options in this program are the Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) or the Associate in Applied Science – T (AAS-T). The different requirements for each degree are listed below.

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the requirements for diversity, computer literacy and the capstone project.

Admission Dates:
Day program: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.

Afternoon program: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.

Evening program: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.

Degree Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
Welding Lecture20
WLD 110Thermal Cutting & Gouging3
WLD 112Oxyacetylene Welding & Brazing4
WLD 117Shielded Metal Arc Welding I7
WLD 123Shielded Metal Arc Welding II7
WLD 152Gas Metal Arc Welding7
WLD 168Flux Cored Arc Welding I7
WLD 210Gas Tungsten Arc Welding7
WLD 217CAPSpecial Projects1-5
Welding Electives (Students must take 28 credits)28
 Technical Credits91-95

Welding Lecture

Total Credits
20
Students must take 20 credits.
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Thermal Cutting & Gouging

Item #
WLD 110
Total Credits
3

Develops the knowledge and skills for manual and machine-guided oxyfuel cutting, manual plasma arc cutting, and carbon arc gouging. 

Co-requisites
WLD 112, WLD 117, and instructor permission.
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Oxyacetylene Welding & Brazing

Item #
WLD 112
Total Credits
4

Develops the knowledge and skill for welding, brazing, and braze welding various joint designs using oxyacetylene equipment. 

Co-requisites
WLD 106 or WLD 143 or WLD 144, or WLD 157 and instructor permission.
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

Item #
WLD 117
Total Credits
7

Introduces the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process with emphasis on skill development using deep-penetrating electrodes in the flat and horizontal positions, deep-penetrating electrodes by welding various joints in the vertical and overhead positions.

Co-requisites
WLD 110, WLD 112, and instructor permission.
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

Item #
WLD 123
Total Credits
7

Develops understanding of the applications and techniques for using low-hydrogen SMAW electrodes in the flat and horizontal positions, low- hydrogen electrodes by welding various joint designs in the vertical and overhead positions.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of WLD 110, WLD 112, WLD 117, and instructor permission.
Co-requisites
WLD 152
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Gas Metal Arc Welding

Item #
WLD 152
Total Credits
7

Develops the ability to use the gas metal arc welding process to join carbon steels and aluminum with various joint designs in all positions.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of WLD 110, WLD 112, WLD 117, and instructor permission.
Co-requisites
WLD 123
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Flux Cored Arc Welding I

Item #
WLD 168
Total Credits
7

Develops the ability to use gas-shielded flux cored arc welding electrodes to join carbon steels with various joint designs in all positions.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of WLD 123, WLD 152, and instructor permission.
Co-requisites
WLD 210.
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Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Item #
WLD 210
Total Credits
7

Develops the ability to use the gas tungsten arc welding process to join carbon and stainless steels with various joint designs in all positions.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of WLD 123, WLD 152, and instructor permission.
Co-requisites
WLD 168.
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Special Projects

Item #
WLD 217CAP
Total Credits
1-5

Concept, design, drawing to finished project. 

Prerequisites
Advanced standing with instructor’s permission.
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Welding Electives (Students must take 28 credits)

Total Credits
28
Students must select four elective courses from the list below:
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AAT Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
 Technical Course Requirements91-95
AAT General Education Requirements18
Computer Literacy Requirements3
 Total Credits112-116

AAT General Education Requirements

Total Credits
18
To receive an AAT degree students must meet the following requirements
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Computer Literacy Requirements

Total Credits
3
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AAS-T Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
 Technical Course Requirements91-95
AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements23
Computer Literacy Requirements3
 Total Credits117-121

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements

Total Credits
23
All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:
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Computer Literacy Requirements

Total Credits
3
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This page was last updated on June 19, 2017.