Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement
The Welding program prepares students for employment in the field and provides upgrade
opportunities for currently employed personnel. By completing the degree or certificate
requirements, students gain proficiency in the following welding processes: oxy-acetylene
cutting, plasma arc cutting, brazing and welding, shielded metal arc welding, gas
metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and flux cored welding.
Students develop skills in welding ferrous and non-ferrous alloys in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Students also acquire proficiency in blueprint reading, layout, structural fabrication, and pipe welding. Competencies will be assessed regularly in accordance with criteria established by the American Welding Society, the American Petroleum Institute, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American National Standards Institute.
Estimated Annual Earnings
Welding Operators and Tenders
Starting at $52,283 Experienced at $89,769
Welders, Cutters and W. Fitters
Starting at $21,541 Experienced at $58,702