2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Welding Technology
Degree Plan: Welding Technology AAS

(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 1200 Introduction to Welding 2
WLDG 1425 Introduction to Oxy-fuel Welding and Cutting 4
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3


WLDG 1337 Introduction to Welding Metallurgy 3
WLDG 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3


PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) Welding 4
DFTG 1425 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 4
WLDG 2443 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4


NDTE 2411 Preparation for Certified Welding Inspector Exam 4
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I 3
WLDG 2447 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
WLDG 2451 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options 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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