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Welding Technology, Associate in Science Degree

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Banner Code: 1_AS_WELD
Control Number: 03982

The Certificate of Achievement program in Welding Technology is for those who desire advanced knowledge of welding for employment as welding technicians.

Welding inspectors, welding engineers, welding supervisors, and advanced welders. Students also completing the required general education requirements and electives may earn the Associate in Science degree. In addition, many OCC welding courses are transferable and can be used by those students who are interested in the welding engineering degree program at Ohio State University. Whatever the case, a person’s chances for the job of their choice are much higher when they have the technical background as evidenced by earning our Certificate of Achievement in welding.

Complete the Welding Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.

Program Outcomes

  1. Acquire the necessary skills training for proficiency in taking a welding qualification test for certification which may be required for employment.
  2. Improve or develop additional proficiencies required for professional growth or advancement in their current employment.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ENGL A100 Freshman Composition 3
Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding
or Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding
WELD A120 Mathematics & Fabrication Layout for Welders 4
Advanced Welding
or Advanced Welding
WELD A230 Welding Metallurgy 3
Year 2
WELD A220 Welding Specifications and Codes 2
Select one of the following: 3
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Level 1  
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Level 2  
Pipe Welding Level 1  
Pipe Welding Level 2  
Pipe Welding Level 3  
Pipe Welding Level 4  
WELD A210 Welding Inspection and Testing 4
Measurement and Blueprint Reading
or Blueprint Reading
 Total Units27-30

Welding Technology Suggested Electives

Course Title Units
WELD A115Arc and Oxy-acetylene Welding Practice Level 11-2
WELD A215Advanced Arc and Oxy-Acetylene Level 11-2
WELD A255Orbital Welding Level 13
Requirement Units
Program Major Units 27-30
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60