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MCCCD Program Detail


Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program. ++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

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 Credits: 0-3

GTC107Technical Mathematics I (3) OR
Satisfactory score on Technical Mathematics placement test0-3

Required Courses Credits: 46-47

DFT110Technical Drafting I3
DFT114Machine Trades Blueprint Reading3
GTC102Machine Processes, Theory and Application (3) OR
GTC104Manufacturing Processes (4)3-4
GTC106AAIndustrial Safety2
GTC108Technical Mathematics II3
GTC216Properties of Materials3
WLD101Welding I (3) OR
GTC129Manufacturing Welding (3)3
WLD103Basic Blacksmithing and Metal Shaping3
WLD225Welding Inspection and Quality Control3
Students must select one (1) of the following three (3) tracks:
WLD106AAArc Welding5
WLD106ABArc Welding II5
WLD106ACArc Welding III5
WLD106ADArc Welding IV5
Track II: HELIARC & WIRE FEED Credits:20
WLD206AAGMAW and ATAW Welding5
WLD206ABAdvanced GMAW and FCAW Welding5
WLD206ACAdvanced GTAW Non-Ferrous Welding5
WLD206ADAdvanced GRAW Ferrous Welding5
Track III: ARC WELDING (PIPE) Credits:20
WLD208AAAdvanced Arc Welding - 3G Certification5
WLD208ABAdvanced Arc Welding - 4G Certification5
WLD208ACAdvanced Arc Welding - 5G Pipe Certification5
WLD208ADAdvanced Arc Welding Pipe 6G Certification5

Restricted Electives

Select any prefixed DFT, GTC, and WLD courses except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area.
DFT+++++ Any DFT Drafting Technology course(s)
GTC+++++ Any GTC General Technology course(s)
QCT+++++ Any QCT Quality Control Technology course(s)
WLD+++++ Any WLD Welding Technology course(s)

General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 18-22
First-Year Composition Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing (3)
Oral Communication Credits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)
Critical Reading Credits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
Math Credits: 0
Met by GTC108 in Required Courses area.
Humanities and Fine Arts Credits: 2-3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Natural Sciences Credits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Social and Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.

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Major: 3244
First Term: 2016 Spring
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 67-77
CIPS code: 48.0508
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College Specific - MC
Occupational Area: Manufacturing
Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00