Associate in Applied Science in Welding

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WLD101 Welding I Gateway course OR Permission of Program Director 0–3
WLD106AA Introduction to SMAW Critical course 5
WLD103 or
WLD150 or
WLD215 or
WLD225
Basic Blacksmithing and Metal Shaping or Welding Blueprint Reading or Welding Fabrication or Welding Inspection and Quality Control 3
GTC107 Technical Mathematics I OR Satisfactory score on math placement test. GTC107 is only needed if intending to take GTC108 to fulfill the math requirement. 0–3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WLD106AB or
WLD106AC or
WLD206AA
SMAW 6010 Plate or SMAW 7018 Plate or Introduction to GMAW/FCAW and GTAW 5
WLD103 or
WLD150 or
WLD215 or
WLD225
Basic Blacksmithing and Metal Shaping or Welding Blueprint Reading or Welding Fabrication or Welding Inspection and Quality Control 3
GTC108 or
MAT14+
Technical Mathematics II or College Mathematics Critical course OR Any higher level mathematics course or MA 3–6
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing FYC or L 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WLD103 or
WLD150 or
WLD215 or
WLD225
Basic Blacksmithing and Metal Shaping or Welding Blueprint Reading or Welding Fabrication or Welding Inspection and Quality Control 3
RE Restricted Electives 5
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative Recommend CHM130 AND CHM130LL OR CHM130AA SG or SQ 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives 5
RE Restricted Electives 5–6
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WLD101 Welding I Gateway course OR Permission of Program Director 0–3
WLD106AA Introduction to SMAW Critical course 5
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GTC107 Technical Mathematics I OR Satisfactory score on math placement test. GTC107 is only needed if intending to take GTC108 to fulfill the math requirement. 0–3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
WLD106AB or
WLD106AC or
WLD206AA
SMAW 6010 Plate or SMAW 7018 Plate or Introduction to GMAW/FCAW and GTAW 5

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GTC108 or
MAT14+
Technical Mathematics II or College Mathematics Critical course OR Any higher level mathematics course or MA 3–6
WLD103 or
WLD150 or
WLD215 or
WLD225
Basic Blacksmithing and Metal Shaping or Welding Blueprint Reading or Welding Fabrication or Welding Inspection and Quality Control 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing FYC or L 3
RE Restricted Electives 5

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WLD103 or
WLD150 or
WLD215 or
WLD225
Basic Blacksmithing and Metal Shaping or Welding Blueprint Reading or Welding Fabrication or Welding Inspection and Quality Control 3
RE Restricted Electives 5

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives 5–6
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WLD103 or
WLD150 or
WLD215 or
WLD225
Basic Blacksmithing and Metal Shaping or Welding Blueprint Reading or Welding Fabrication or Welding Inspection and Quality Control 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative Recommend CHM130 AND CHM130LL OR CHM130AA SG or SQ 4
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.