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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This program has been replaced by Welding Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree (APWLDF).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 2019 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

Vocational Technologies
Welding and Fabrication Dept
Bradley Hoth
Glenn Kay II
Coley McLean


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
Complete the Welding Certificate (21 credits). 0
WAF 105 Welding for Art and Engineering 2
WAF 106 Blueprint Reading for Welders 3
WAF 111 Welding I Oxy-Acetylene 4
WAF 112 Welding II Basic ARC 4
WAF 123 Welding III Advanced Oxy-Acetylene (OAW) 4
WAF 124 Welding IV Advanced ARC (SMAW) 4
Complete the Welding Mechanics Advanced Certificate (24 credits). 0
WAF 200 Layout Theory Welding 3
WAF 210 Welding Metallurgy 3
WAF 215 Welding V Advanced GTAW and GMAW 4
WAF 226 Specialized Welding Procedures 4
WAF 227 Basic Fabrication 3
WAF 229 Shape Cutting Operations 3
WAF 289 MIG Welding 4
Total 45
General Education Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s) Writing 3 - 4
Elective(s) Speech 3
Elective(s)* Math 3 - 4
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3 - 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
*MTH 157 is recommended. 0
Total 21 - 24
Total Credits Required
66 - 69

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