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2023-2024 Southern Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Southern Academic Catalog

Welding Technology, A.A.S.


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Purpose

The Welding Technology Program prepares graduates to enter the field of welding. The program educates the graduate in the selection of the correct equipment; selection of filler metals; pre, intermediate, and post-heat treatment of welded metals; and proper weld techniques. The program stresses industry-wide safety procedures and trains the student to read weld symbols and detail drawings.

The Welding Technology Program provides students with a solid foundation which will enable them to achieve American Welding Society Certification in such areas as: Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and Flux-Core Arc Welding. Skills sets in pipe welding, welding in mining, and plant maintenance are available.

The full Welding Technology Program is available on the Williamson Campus. The Boone/Lincoln, Logan, and Wyoming/McDowell campuses offer the general education/program support courses only.

Program Level Outcomes:

  1. Prepare students to become safe and competent welders
  2. Provide opportunities to possess communication and critical thinking skills
  3. Demonstrate responsible professional conduct and behavior
  4. Effectively communicate

Credit Hours: 15


Credit Hours: 15


Third Semester


Credit Hours: 15


Fourth Semester


Credit Hours: 15


Total Credit Hours: 60


~ Designates courses on the statewide Core Coursework Transfer Agreement.

¹Choose from MG 262 , MG 264 , MG 266 , or MG 272 .

2Choose from any Psychology (PY) or Sociology (SO) course.

3Specialization Courses (minimum of 12 credit hours): Students must complete a series of restricted electives. Courses offered to fulfill the electives will be structured around current business and industry demands. Courses are limited to Advanced Welding, CAD/CAM for Welding, courses not already required by the program and other related courses as approved by the Dean, Division of Professional and Technical Studies.

This degree program provides students the opportunity to receive credit for their high school EDGE courses (http://careertech.k12.wv.us/edge/edgeCollege.html) as designated by the (E) within the program sequence.

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