Welding Technology

Overview

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
BI 0001 1  
WELD 0005A 2  
ENGL 0001A 4  
WELD 0003A or WELD 0001A 2

WELD 0003A or 0001A are highly advised if no prior welding experience

MATH 0018 or MATH 0013 4  
ELECTIVE 2  
TOTAL 16  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
WELD 0002A 2  
WELD 0015A 2  
WELD 0005B 2  
HED 0001 or PDEV 0001 or any Kinesiology course 3 May need two Kinesiology courses to reach required number of units.
TOTAL 9  
Term 3

These courses are only offered in the summer.

Course Units
WELD 0015B 1.5
WELD 0005C 1
TOTAL 2.5
Term 4
Course Units
WELD 0001B 2
WELD 0011 3
WELD 0003B 2
PHIL 0004 or ART 0022 or SPAN 0001 3
HIST 0017A or NUTF 0010 or PSYC 0100 3
TOTAL 17-18
Term 5
Course Units
ART 0024 or ENGR 0022A 3
(PHYS 0010 or PHYS 0010L) or MECH 0001 or AGRI 0156 or AGRI 0200 3
GEOG 0003 or HIST 0017B or SSCI 0010 3
WELD 0095 or DES 0001 or WELD 0001A or WELD 0003A or ADVM 0064 or WELD 0076 3
ELECTIVE 2
TOTAL 14

Welding Technology—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units Notes
MATH 0010 4  
WELD 0005A 2  
WELD 003A or WELD 0001A 2  
TOTAL 8  
Term 2
Course Units
WELD 0002A 2
WELD 0015A 2
WELD 0005B 2
TOTAL 6
Term 3
Course Units
WELD 0015C 0.5
WELD 0015B 1.5
WELD 0005C 1
TOTAL 3
Term 4
Course Units Notes
WELD 0001B 2  
WELD 0011 3  
WELD 0003B 2  
WELD 0028 or WELD 0095 or ART 0022 or DES 0001 or ADVM 0064 2 If WELD 0015B and WELD 0015C were taken in summer, these additional major electives are not needed.
TOTAL 9  

Gas Metal Arc Welding—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
WELD 0005A 2
WELD 0001A 2
WELD 0003A 2
WELD 0002A 2
TOTAL 8

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
WELD 0005A 2
WELD 0001A 2
WELD 0003A 2
TOTAL 6
Term 2
Course Units
WELD 0003B 2
TOTAL 2

Metal Fabricator and Designer—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
WELD 0005A 2
WELD 0003A 2
TOTAL 4
Term 2
Course Units
WELD 0002A 2
WELD 0015A 2
TOTAL 4
Term 3
Course Units
WELD 0001B 2
ART 0022 3
TOTAL 5

Shielded Metal Arc Welding—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
WELD 0005B 2
WELD 0005A 2
WELD 0003A 2
TOTAL 6
Term 2
Course Units
WELD 0015A 2
WELD 0002A 2
TOTAL 4
Term 3
Course Units
WELD 0015C 0.5
WELD 00015B 1.5
WELD 0005C 1
TOTAL 3

Welding Entrepreneurship—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
WELD 0005A 2
WELD 0003A 2
BUS 0145 3
TOTAL 7
Term 2
Course Units Notes
WELD 0001B 2.5 WELD 0070 has an advisory of WELD 0030, or WELD 0025 and WELD 0040.
BUS 0242 3  
TOTAL 5.5  

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