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Degree Plans - Welding Technology (AAS)

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If you like working with your hands, a career in welding technology may be just right for you. Earn your Associate of Applied Science degree through our Welding Technology program and join an industry that’s heating up the job market right now.

Our hands-on teaching methods and state-of-the-art lab allow you to get your hands dirty and really experience what welding is like. You will get acclimated to the tools used in the industry, safety procedures and the latest welding techniques. The experience you will gain with our program is as close as you can get to the real thing. Upon graduation, you will be able to jump right in and get to work.

Join the Welding Technology program and let us ignite what could be a lucrative future for you.

Catalog Year
2021-2022
Degree Type
AAS
Available Online
No
Available Hybrid
No
TSI
Complete
Degree Plan

TSI Complete

Major Courses 45 Credits

WLDG 1204 Fundamentals of Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting

 

WLDG 1313 Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders

 

WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

 

WLDG 2443 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

 

WLDG 1317 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication

 
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)  
WLDG 1312 Introduction to Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)  

WLDG 1435 Introduction to Pipe Welding

 

WLDG 2453 Advanced Pipe Welding

 
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I  
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) Welding  
WLDG 2451 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)  
WLDG 1327 Welding Codes and Standards  
General Education Requirements 15 Credits
Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/ political science), and natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics). Major Courses: 45
General Education Requirements: 15
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours

WLDG 1204 Fundamentals of Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting

2

WLDG 1313 Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders

3

WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Second Semester Credit Hours

WLDG 2443 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

4

WLDG 1317 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication

3

WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

4

MATH 1314 College Algebra OR
MATH 1316 OR
MATH 1324 OR
MATH 1332

3
Summer I Credit Hours

WLDG 1312 Introduction to Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

3
Third Semester Credit Hours

WLDG 1435 Introduction to Pipe Welding

4

WLDG 2453 Advanced Pipe Welding

4

ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I

3

SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication OR
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

3
Fourth Semester Credit Hours

WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) Welding

4

WLDG 2451 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

4

PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics

3

XXXX X3XX Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Elective

3
Summer II Credit Hours

WLDG 1327 Welding Codes and Standards

3
Total Semester Hours 60

Courses titled in bold type represent general education requirements.

NOTE: Applicants must meet the admission requirements for TJC and take the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test.  Bennett test scores will not be used to exclude a student from enrollment in the program.

NOTE: Department-specific courses must be taken in sequence and may have a prerequisite course. Exceptions must be approved in writing by the department chair.

All new students are required to attend welding orientation.

All required WLDG courses must be completed with a "C" or better.