This program follows a structured schedule.

Monday – Friday from 7 AM to 1:30 PM – Main Campus or Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM to 3 PM – TexAmerica

The welding course requires three semesters or twelve months for completion. The courses are one semester in length. Instruction is individualized and students in the same shop study different topics. We have added Virtual Welding with the addition of the Lincoln VRTEX 360 Simulators.

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours Second SemesterHours
WLDG 1421
Welding Fundamentals
4 LEAD 1100
Workforce Development with Critical Thinking
WLDG 1337
Introduction to Welding Metallurgy
3 WLDG 1413
Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders
WLDG 1428
Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding
4 WLDG 1430
Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding
WLDG 2443
Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
4 WLDG 2547
Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding
Total15 Total14

Sophomore Year

Third SemesterHours Fourth SemesterHours
WLDG 1435
Introduction to Pipe Welding
4 ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
WLDG 2288
Welding Technology / Welder Internship
2 SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
WLDG 1434
Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
4 BCIS 1305 or EDUC / PSYC 1300 (core)
Business Computer Applications or Learning Frameworks
WLDG 1391
Special Topics in Welder / Welding Technologist
3 Social Science (any core course)3
   College-level Math or Natural Sciences (any core course)3
   Creative Arts (any core course)3
Total13 Total
Welding AAS Total