Welding Technology A.A.S.
Bradley Platts, Director
The mission of the Welding Technology Program is to provide the regional workforce with credentialed, skilled, and competent welders and to be responsive to emerging workforce needs. The Welding Technology Program prepares students to operate and troubleshoot a variety of welding power sources and related equipment. The program prepares students to solve problems using computational skills and other problem-solving techniques essential to welding and steel fabrication. It also encourages the development of the teamwork and interpersonal skills required on the job.
Welding students develop skills in six different welding processes: oxyacetylene (OAW), shielded metal arc (SMAW), gas metal arc (GMAW), flux core arc, (FCAW), submerged arc (SAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Students also develop additional skills, such as blueprint reading and layout, metallurgy, and gain an understanding of how heating and cooling cycles affect the properties of metals. Students also study the design of jigs and fixtures and how to incorporate these into an automated welding system.
Courses such as Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), OSHA Rules and Compliance, and Related Metals Processes provide for a solid background in the metals industry. Fabrication basics and Metal Design and Construction utilize all of the gained knowledge in an instructor-approved/student-designed project.
Welding technology students have the opportunity to become certified to American Welding Society Standards and receive documentation stating qualifications.
Students are awarded the Certificate of Applied Science upon successful completion of the first year of the Welding Technology program. Students are awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree upon successfully completing the two-year program.
The program often has a waiting list. For more detailed information, contact Brad Platts, Program Director, at 406-243-7647 or by email at Bradley.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate of Applied Science - Welding Technology
Catalog Year: 2022-23
|Welding Program Required Courses||60|
Degree Specific Credits: 60
Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0
Welding Program Required Courses
|Complete all of the following courses:|
|CAPP 120||Introduction to Computers||3|
|COMX 102||Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace||1|
|DDSN 114||Introduction to CAD||3|
|M 111||Technical Mathematics||3|
|MCH 114||Related Metals Processes II||3|
|OSH 110||OSHA 10 Hour Safety Training||1|
|WLDG 117||Blueprint Reading & Welding Symbols||3|
|WLDG 145||Fabrication Basics||4|
|WLDG 150||Welding Layout Techniques||2|
|WLDG 180||Shielded Metal Arc Welding||4|
|WLDG 187||Flux Core Arc Welding||4|
|WLDG 205||Applied Metallurgy||4|
|WLDG 210||Pipe Welding - Integrated Lab||4|
|WLDG 215||GTAW (integrated lab)||4|
|WLDG 245||Metal Fabrication Design and Construction||4|
|WLDG 275||Gas Metal Arc Welding||4|
|WLDG 280||Welding Testing Certification||2|
|WLDG 285||Automation in Welding||3|
|WRIT 101||College Writing I||3|
Minimum Required Grade: C-