Associate of Applied Science – Concentration in Welding

Degree Plan

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 Semester Hours
WLDG 1421
Welding Fundamentals
4 LEAD 1100
Workforce Development with Critical Thinking
1
WLDG 1337
Introduction to Welding Metallurgy
3 WLDG 1413
Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders
4
WLDG 1428
Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding
4 WLDG 1430
Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding
4
WLDG 2443
Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
4 WLDG 2547
Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding
5
Total 15   Total 14

Sophomore Year

Third Semester Hours   Fourth Semester Hours
WLDG 1435
Introduction to Pipe Welding
4 ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3
WLDG 2288
Welding Technology / Welder Internship
2 SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
3
WLDG 1434
Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
4 BCIS 1305 or EDUC / PSYC 1300 (core)
Business Computer Applications or Learning Frameworks
3
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
Total 13   Total
Welding AAS Total
18
60

 

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To learn more, please contact us.

Mike Smith
Program Coordinator, Welding
(903) 823-3251
email
Brandon Washington
Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education
(903) 823-3232
email

Welding Course Descriptions

Core Courses

Several courses for this degree can be found in the Academic Core. View the Academic Core

WDLG 1337 Introduction to Welding Metallurgy

A study of ferrous and nonferrous metals from the ore to the finished product. Emphasis on metal alloys, heat treating, hard surfacing, welding techniques, forging, foundry processes, and mechanical properties of metal including hardness, machinability, and ductility.

WLDG 1391 Special Topics in Welder/Welding Technologist

Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component.

WLDG 1413 Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders

A study of industrial blueprints. Emphasis placed on terminology, symbols, graphic description, and welding processes. Includes systems of measurement and industry standards. Also includes interpretation of plans and drawings used by industry to facilitate field application and production.

WLDG 1421 Welding Fundamentals

An introduction to the fundamentals of equipment used in oxy-fuel and arc welding, including welding and cutting safety, basic oxy-fuel welding and cutting, basic arc welding processes and basic metallurgy.

WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding

An introduction to the shielded metal arc welding process. Emphasis placed on power sources, electrode selection, oxy-fuel cutting, and various joint designs. Instruction provided in SMAW fillet welds in various positions.

WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc

Principles of gas metal arc welding, setup and use of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) equipment, and safe use of tools/equipment. Instruction in various joint designs.

WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) Welding

Principles of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), including setup, GTAW equipment. Instruction in various positions and joint designs.

WLDG 1535 Introduction to Pipe Welding

An introduction to welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW), including electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld positions 1G and 2G using various electrodes.

WLDG 2288 Internship–Welding Technology/Welder

A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.

WLDG 2443 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc

Advanced topics based on accepted welding codes. Training provided with various electrodes in shielded metal arc welding processes with open V-groove joints in all positions.

WLDG 2553 Advanced Pipe Welding

Advanced topics involving welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding (SM+A548:D554AW) process. Topics include electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld positions 5G and 6G using various electrodes.