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Welding (APWLDT)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program has been replaced by Welding Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree (APWLDF). Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2022 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.


Some employers require or prefer employees to have an associate degree as a condition for employment or for advancement. Students can earn an AAS in Welding by completing the requirements listed below.


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
Bradley Hoth
Glenn Kay II
Amanda Scheffler


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s) Math 3 - 4
WAF 105 Introduction to Welding Processes 2
WAF 111 Oxy-fuel Welding 4
WAF 112 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
Total 13 - 14
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s) Writing/Composition or Communication 3
WAF 106 Welding Print Reading 3
WAF 123 Advanced Oxy-fuel Welding 4
WAF 124 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
Total 14
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
WAF 215 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
WAF 288 Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Total 14
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
WAF 200 Layout Theory Welding 3
WAF 210 Welding Metallurgy 3
WAF 226 Specialized Welding Procedures 4
Total 13
Fifth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
WAF 227 Basic Fabrication 3
WAF 229 Shape Cutting Operations 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3 - 4
Elective(s) Writing/Composition 3 - 4
Total 12 - 14
Total Credits Required
66 - 69

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