Associate in Applied Science in Welding

Welding Technology

Degree Information

Academic Plan Code

3244

Credits

62–69

Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Welding program prepares students to work in the field using oxyacetylene (gas) and electric (arc) processes. The program emphasizes knowledge and skill required to work with modern industrial welding equipment using advanced welding techniques including mig (metal inert gas) and tig (tungsten inert gas).

Program Prerequisites

GTC 107 Technical Mathematics I (3 credits)

Note:  Requirement may be waived with satisfactory score on Technical Mathematics placement test.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
14–15
RC WLD101 or
GTC129
Welding I or
Manufacturing Welding
3
RC GTC108 Technical Mathematics II 3
FYC ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3
RC WLD103 Basic Blacksmithing and Metal Shaping 3
HUM Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area 2–3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
16–17
RC WLD106 Arc Welding 5
RC DFT110 Technical Drafting I 3
FYC ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL or
Technical and Professional Writing
3
RC GTC102 or
GTC104
Machine Processes, Theory and Application or
Manufacturing Processes
3–4
RC GTC106AA Industrial Safety 2

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
17
RC WLD208 Advanced Arc Welding - Certification 5
RC GTC216 Properties of Materials 3
RC DFT114 Machine Trades Blueprint Reading 3
Oral Comm COM100 or
COM110 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication or
Small Group Communication
3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area 3

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15–20
RC WLD206 Advanced Welding - Heliarc and Wire Feed 5
RC WLD225 Welding Inspection and Quality Control 3
Critical Rdg CRE101 College Critical Reading 0–3
NS Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area 4
RE Restricted Elective 3–5

Program Electives

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RE DFT+++++ Any DFT prefixed course
RE GTC+++++ Any GTC prefixed course
RE QCT+++++ Any QCT prefixed course
RE WLD+++++ Any WLD prefixed course

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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