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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
COMPASS algebra score of 32 or successful completion of MAT 082.

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
WLD 105Welding Theory I5
WLD 110Thermal Cutting & Gouging3
WLD 112Oxyacetylene Welding & Brazing4
WLD 117Shielded Metal Arc Welding I7
WLD 123Shielded Metal Arc Welding II7
WLD 142Welding Theory II5
WLD 144Print Reading for Welders5
WLD 152Gas Metal Arc Welding7
WLD 157Metallurgy5
WLD 168Flux Cored Arc Welding I7
WLD 210Gas Tungsten Arc Welding7
Welding Capstone Electives7
Welding Electives28
 Technical Credits97

Welding Theory I

Item #
WLD 105
Total Credits
5

Introduces the tools and equipment used in welding. Includes safety considerations, electrical principles, weld quality, and technical orientation for select welding and cutting processes. 

Co-requisites
WLD 110 and WLD 112.
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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 105.
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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 105.
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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.

Prerequisites
Completion of or concurrent enrollment in WLD 105.
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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 105.
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Welding Theory II

Item #
WLD 142
Total Credits
5

Explores methods of weld inspection and testing, and continues the technical orientation to select welding processes. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of WLD 105.
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Print Reading for Welders

Item #
WLD 144
Total Credits
5

Develops the ability to interpret prints used in welding and fabrication. Introduction to sketching, lines, views, visualization, dimensioning, applied math, and welding symbols.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of WLD 105.
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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
Completion of or concurrent enrollment in WLD 142.
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Metallurgy

Item #
WLD 157
Total Credits
5

Examines metal identification and classification, mechanical properties, crystalline structures, heat treatments and metallurgical effects of welding.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of WLD 142.
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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
Completion of or concurrent enrollment in WLD 142.
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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
Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, WLD 142.
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Welding Capstone Electives

Total Credits
7
Students must select one capstone class listed below:
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Welding Electives

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

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
 Technical Course Requirements97
AAT General Education Requirements18
Computer Literacy Requirements3
 Total Credits118

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 Requirements97
AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements23
Computer Literacy Requirements3
 Total Credits123

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 July 29, 2016.