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Welding Technology (APWLDF)

Associate in Applied Science Degree


The Welding Technology program offers specialized welding and fabrication instruction through theoretical, practical and technical learning objectives and strategies. The core curriculum specializes in welding and fabrication and delves into the expanses of welding technology as a whole. Students are first introduced to welding, cutting and fabrication safety; theory and fundamentals; and then transition to more advanced welding and fabrication processes and application, such as weld quality, inspection testing and repair techniques and automated welding and cutting systems and operations. Students who successfully complete this program will have learned a diverse skillset giving them opportunities to enter the workforce as entry-level welders, fabricators, field technicians and positions them for higher learning in welding engineering, welding education or materials science.


Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees;
Pennsylvania College of Technology, BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges/.

Contact Information

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Welding and Fabrication Dept
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Glenn Kay II


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
NCT 120 Introduction to 2D CAD CAM Programming and Applications 2
WAF 106 Welding Print Reading 3
WAF 109 Welding Safety and OSHA Regulations 2
WAF 125 Introduction to Welding Processes I 2
WAF 126 Introduction to Welding Processes II 2
Elective(s) Math 3
Total 14
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
WAF 130 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WAF 131 Thermal Cutting, Gouging and Weld Repair 3
WAF 139 Basic Metal Fabrication 3
WAF 140 Inspection and Testing 3
Total 13
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
WAF 230 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WAF 231 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
WAF 232 Semi-Automatic Welding Processes 4
Elective(s) Writing/Composition 3
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
WAF 150 Automated Welding and Cutting 3
WAF 210 Welding Metallurgy 3
WAF 233 Submerged Arc and Flux Core Arc Welding 3
Elective(s) Writing/Composition or Communication 3
Total 12
Fifth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
WAF 239 Advanced Metal Fabrication 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 12
Total Credits Required

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