Welding Technology

Overview Kristin Rothwell

Welding Technology

Do you like working with your hands? Train in commercial and industrial welding and fabrication. Learn everything from exploring metals to technical drafting. Get the technical knowledge and the hands-on skills to prepare for a welding career.

Careers in Education, Construction and Manufacturing

From aerospace to underwater welding, be creative with your hands-on skills.

  • Start your career as a welder. You can also become a welding, soldering and brazing operator.
  • Work in technical sales. Or, become a welding teacher.
  • You could be an artistic welder.

Complete Academic Plans for Welding Technology

Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Note: The academic plans give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Welding Technology—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
WELD 0020 3  
ENGL 0001A 3  
CET 0001 1  
WELD 0010 or WELD 0015 2

WELD 0010 or WELD 0015 are prerequisites for next level courses.

WELD 0015 requires completion or concurrent enrollment in WELD 0010.

MATH 0018 or MATH 0013 4  
Any Elective course 2  
TOTAL 15  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
WELD 0025 3  
WELD 0030 3  
WELD 0040 2  
BUS 0085 or COMM 0001 3  
HED 0001 or PDEV 0001 or any Kinesiology course 3 May need 2 Kinesiology courses to reach required number of units.
TOTAL 14  
Term 3

Consider taking these courses during the Summer.

Course Units
WELD 0080 1
WELD 0082 1.5
TOTAL 2.5
Term 4
Course Units
WELD 0050 3
WELD 0060 3
WELD 0070 2.5
HIST 0017A or NUTF 0010 or PSYC 0100 3
PHIL 0004 or ART 0022 or SPAN 0001 3
TOTAL 14.5
Term 5
Course Units Note
ART 0024 or CET 0040 or ENGR 0022A 3  
MECH 0001 or AGRI 0156 or AGRI 0200 or (PHYS 0010 or PHYS 0010L) 3  
GEOG 0003 or HIST 0017B or SSCI 0010 3  
WELD 0074 or WELD 0095 or DES 0001 3  
Any elective for degree 2  
TOTAL 14  

Welding Technology—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units Notes
WELD 0020 3  
WELD 0010 or WELD 0015 2  
TOTAL 5  
Term 2
Course Units
WELD 0025 3
WELD 0030 3
WELD 0040 2
TOTAL 8
Term 3
Course Units
WELD 0083 0.5
WELD 0082 1.5
WELD 0080 1
TOTAL 3
Term 4
Course Units Notes
WELD 0070 2.5  
WELD 0060 3  
WELD 0050 3  
WELD 0028 or WELD 0064 or WELD 0095 or ART 0022 or DES 0001 2 If WELD 0082 and WELD 0083 were taken in a previous semester, these additional major elective units are not needed. 
TOTAL 10.5  

Gas Metal Arc Welding—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
WELD 0010 2
WELD 0015 2
WELD 0020 3
TOTAL 7
Term 2
Course Units
WELD 0040 2
TOTAL 2

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
WELD 0010 2
WELD 0015 2
WELD 0020 3
TOTAL 7
Term 2
Course Units
WELD 0050 3
TOTAL 3

Metal Fabricator and Designer—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
WELD 0010 2
WELD 0020 3
TOTAL 5
Term 2
Course Units
WELD 0030 3
WELD 0040 2
TOTAL 5
Term 3
Course Units
WELD 0070 2.5
ART 0022 3
TOTAL 5.5

Shielded Metal Arc Welding—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
WELD 0010 2
WELD 0020 3
WELD 0025 3
TOTAL 8
Term 2
Course Units
WELD 0030 3
WELD 0040 2
TOTAL 5
Term 3
Course Units
WELD 0080 1
WELD 0082 1.5
WELD 0083 0.5
TOTAL 3

Welding Entrepreneurship—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
BUS 0000B 3
WELD 0010 2
WELD 0020 3
TOTAL 8
Term 2
Course Units Notes
WELD 0070 2.5 WELD 0070 has an advisory of WELD 0030, or WELD 0025 and WELD 0040.
BUS 0140 3  
TOTAL 5.5  

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