Welding Technology

SMAW.welding.af_.ncs_This program helps the student learn the basics of welding technology and will prepare the individual to enter the field as an entry level fabricator/welder. The program also includes a selection of academic courses providing the student a well-balanced curriculum. Program graduates may enter the workforce immediately or transfer for more advanced training.


Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe work habits in welding/metal fabrication
  • Identify and use a variety of techniques and materials to achieve the desired weld
  • Perform quality welds on mile steel using arc and gas methods
  • Layout and cut flat and structural steel

In addition to the above skills those students completing the AAS program will:

  • Show ability in structural welding, MIG/TIG applications, and advanced welding techniques
  • Demonstrate welding symbol interpretation
  • Attain AS Level I Welding Certification

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