Welding Technology

Welding Technology Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 64
Program Start: Fall, Spring

Eight-Week Courses

Courses marked with one asterisk (*) meet the first 8-weeks of the semester. Courses marked with two asterisks (**) meet the second 8-weeks of the semester.

2017–2018 Suggested Sequence of Study

The Welding Technology program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student.

When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation/Degree Audit to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General Education courses
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite. See the course description for more details.

Semester 1
MAT772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $505.50
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $505.50
MAT156 Statistics -OR- 3 $505.50
Math Elective 3
WEL228 Introduction to Welding, Safety, and Health of Welders: SENSE1 * 1 $168.50
WEL233 Print Reading and Welding Symbol Interpretation: SENSE1 * 3 $505.50
WEL245 Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer: SENSE1 ** 2 $337.00
WEL262 Thermal Cutting Processes I - Manual and Mechanized OxyFuel Cutting: SENSE1 ** 2 $337.00
WEL263 Thermal Cutting Processes II - Plasma and Carbon Steel Arc: SENSE1 ** 2 $337.00
WEL274 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I: SENSE1 * 3 $505.50
WEL345 GMAW Developmental II ** 2 $337.00
WEL374 SMAW Developmental I * 2 $337.00

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Total Credits 20
Semester 2
PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $505.50
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3 $505.50
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3 $505.50
WEL244 Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit Transfer: SENSE1 * 2 $337.00
WEL275 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II: SENSE1 ** 3 $505.50
WEL280 Flux Cored Arc Welding (Self-Shielded): SENSE1 * 2 $337.00
WEL281 Flux Cored Arc Welding (Gas-Shielded): SENSE1 * 2 $337.00
WEL344 GMAW Developmental I * 2 $337.00
WEL375 SMAW Developmental II ** 2 $337.00

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Total Credits 16
Semester 3
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $505.50
WEL251 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Carbon Steel: SENSE1 * 2 $337.00
WEL252 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Aluminum: SENSE1 * 1 $168.50
WEL253 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Austentitic Stainless Steel: SENSE1 * 1 $168.50
WEL254 Welding Inspection and Testing Principles: SENSE1 ** 1 $168.50
WEL303 Pipe Welding SMAW ** 3 $505.50
WEL353 GTAW Developmental * 1 $168.50
WEL928 Independent Study (Optional) 2 $337.00

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Total Credits 12
Semester 4
AGC103 Ag Computers 3 $505.50
COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR- 3 $505.50
ENG105 Composition I 3 $505.50
WEL106 Welding Design ** 1 $168.50
WEL201 Procedures and Qualifications * 1 $168.50
WEL296 Pipe Welding GTAW * 5 $842.50
WEL701 Robotic Welding ** 3 $505.50

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Total Credits 16
Math Electives
MAT102 Intermediate Algebra 4 $674.00
MAT122 College Algebra 5 $842.50
MAT128 Precalculus 4 $674.00
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $505.50
MAT210 Calculus I 4 $674.00
MAT216 Calculus II 4 $674.00
MAT219 Calculus III 4 $674.00

Course Cost Calculation:
2016–2017 resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Kendra Wyatt
Buchanan Hall 128
319-296-4009
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Student Success Specialist

Natasha Ceaser
Buchanan Hall 126
319-296-2329 ext.1062
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Program Advisors

Ryon Eiklenborg
Buchanan Hall 155B
319-296-2329 ext.1347
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Jeff Jantzen
Buchanan Hall 155B
319-296-2329 ext.1432
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Dave Grunklee
Butler Hall 131A
319-296-4042
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