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Welding Technology Certificate and AAS Degree Option – C238 Careers in Welding & Welding Engineering Technology

Welding is a high-tech industry that can take you places all over the world. From ladders to aircraft carriers, from NASCAR to national defense, and from the laboratory to sales and repair, the varied welding industry impacts virtually every industry-technology is creating more uses for welding in the workplace. Various welding credentials from the National Center for construction Education & Reserch (NCCER) will be awarded upon successful completion of the various welding classes shown here. NCCER curriculum correlates to the American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE(Schools Excelling through national Skills Education) Standards and Guidelines for Entry Welders.


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Certificate (CER)

(after completion of the following classes)

  • WDT 120 SMAW Groove Plate
    • Lec hrs 2 Lab hrs 2 Total 3
  • AUT 186 Principles of Welding & Metal Cutting Techniques
    • Lec hrs 1 Lab hrs 4 Total 3
  • MET 190 Mechanical Tools
    • Lec hrs 2 Lab hrs 2 Total 4
  • WDT 109 SMAW Fillet/PAC/CAC Welding AUT 186
    • Lec hrs 2 Lab hrs 2 Total 3
  • WDT 166 Flux Core Arc Welding(FCAW) AUT 186
    • Lec hrs 1 Lab hrs 4 Total 3
  • WDT 119 Gas Metal Arc/Flux Cored Arc Welding AUT 186
    • Lec hrs 2 Lab hrs 2 Total 3
  • WDT 219 Welding Inspection and Testing Theory AUT 186
    • Lec hrs 3 Lab hrs 3 Total 3
  • WKO 110 NCCER Core Curriculum
    • Lec hrs 2 Lab hrs 2 Total 3

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Advanced Certificate (ACER)

(add the following classes to those listed above Total Hours = 37)

  • AHUM EL Humanities & Fine Arts Elective (recommend PHL 205)
    • Lec hrs 3 Total 3
  • CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications

    • Lec hrs 3 Total 3
  • ENG 101 English Composition Placement
    • Lec hrs 3 Total 3
  • MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra Placement
    • Lec hrs 3 Total 3

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

(add the following classes to those listed above Total Hours = 62)

  • ASOC EL Soc & Behavior. Sci. Elective (recommend PSY 200 or SOC 200)
    • Lec hrs 3 Total 3
  • AUT 213 Robotics Project (Fanuc Welding Cell) AUT 116 & AUT 186
    • Lec hrs 1 Lab hrs 3 Total 3
  • PHY 115 Technical Physics MTH 100
    • Lec hrs 3 Lab hrs 2 Total 4
  • SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    • Lec hrs 3 Total 3
  • WDT 115 GTAW Carbon Pipe Welding WDT 119
    • Lec hrs 2 Lab hrs 2 Total 3
  • WDT 221 Pipefitting and Fabrication- Welding WDT 115
    • Lec hrs 1 Lab hrs 4 Total 3
  • WDT 229 Boiler Tube-Welding WDT 119
    • Lec hrs 1 Lab hrs 4 Total 3
  • WDT 258 Certification Lab-Welding WDT 219
    • Lec hrs 6 Total 3