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Degree Plans - Welding Technology - Welding Technology AAS (Archived)


(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.WELDING.TECH

The Welding Technology program is designed to prepare the student in the basic processes of oxyacetylene and arc welding plus many specialized welding applications as options to fit the specific needs of the student. In addition, instruction is offered in related support areas such as metallurgy, tooling, drafting, pattern layout and characteristics of materials. Thus the program offers preparation for both entry-level jobs as well as welding inspectors.

The student will be required to purchase a basic set of tools which will be used in class and later on the job. Tool lists will be given out by the instructor during the first week of classes.



WLDG 1425 Introduction to Oxy-fuel Welding and Cutting 4
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3


WLDG 1337 Introduction to Welding Metallurgy 3
WLDG 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
NDTE 2411 Preparation for Welding Inspection 4
PSYC 2302 Applied Psychology 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3


DFTG 1425 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 4
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) Welding 4
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
PHYS 1405 Concepts in Physics 4


WLDG 2331 Advanced Blueprint Interpretation and Cost Analysis 3
WLDG 2443 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 2447 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
WLDG 2451 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
+Elective 1-4
Minimum Hours Required 66-69

+Elective - must be selected from the following:

WLDG 1191 Special Topics in Welder/Welding Technologist 1
WLDG 1291 Special Topics in Welder/Welding Technologist 2
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics 3
WLDG 1371 Welding Standards 3
WLDG 1381 Cooperative Education - Welding Technology/Welder 3
WLDG 1471 Welding Qualifications 4
WLDG 2413 Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes 4
WLDG 2455 Advanced Welding Metallurgy 4

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - any three-credit course from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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