Welding (APWLDT)

Associate in Applied Science Degree


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:

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 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 Credits
Elective(s) Speech 3
WAF 106 Blueprint Reading for Welders 3
WAF 123 Advanced Oxy-fuel Welding 4
WAF 124 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
Total 14
Third Semester
Class Title 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 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 Credits
WAF 227 Basic Fabrication 3
WAF 229 Shape Cutting Operations 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3 - 4
Elective(s) Writing 3 - 4
Total 12 - 14
Total Credits Required
66 - 69


* MTH 157 is recommended.

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