This degree program is designed to train students in beginning, intermediate and advanced welding applications. Students who complete this degree will be qualified for a variety of career opportunities in the welding industry with the ability to secure jobs with competitive pay. The core courses added to the skill courses will prepare students for future advancement in the industry to include supervisory and management positions.
Program graduates will be able to:
Define and adhere to proper safety procedures in welding environments.
Illustrate knowledge of the proper use and applications of welding equipment according to industry standards.
Identify and employ the appropriate and correct application of blueprints in welding.
Perform basic Gas Metal Arc Welding/Flux Core Arc Welding (GMAW/FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) welding procedures from flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions according to industry standards.
Demonstrate safe work habits that reflect concern and care for self, others and the environment that reflect current industry expectations.
Illustrate and apply professional employability skills desired by potential employers in the welding field, such as the importance of being timely, quality weld production and effective communication techniques.
The Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Welding certificate programs offer students the workforce skills to perform the essential functions within the scope of practice that an individual desires a career/employment in. The three certificates are “stackable” in conjunction with the five general education courses to complete the AAS degree.