AAS, Manufacturing Technologies, Welding

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science, Manufacturing Technologies, Welding  gives the student the training necessary to earn the American Welding Society structural steel certifications, which are required for employment in most areas of the construction and manufacturing fields involving welding, along with the general education requirements and employability skills that are sought after by all employers in the construction and manufacturing trades.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Communications/English 3 3
Elective 3 3
DFT 110 Print Reading for Industry 3
OSH 222 General Industry Safety 1
WELD 211 Welding I 3
WELD 212 Welding I Practice 2
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
Communications/English 3 3
Elective 3 6
MPT 140 Quality Control 3
WELD 221 Welding II 3
WELD 222 Welding II Practice 2
 Semester Total17
3rd semester
Humanities/Diversity 3 3
IS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 2 3
WELD 231 Welding III 3
WELD 232 Welding III Practice 2
 Semester Total14
4th semester
Elective 3 6
Science 3 3
WELD 241 Welding IV 3
WELD 242 Welding IV Practice 2
 Semester Total14
 Total Units60

See approved General Education list for the AAS Degree.


See program recommendations or requirements.

AAS degrees are generally non-transfer degrees that are designed for students to enter the workforce.

To earn an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Diversity 1[3]
History of the Built Environment
Composition I
Composition Enhanced
Composition I for International and Multilingual Students
Technical Communications I
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science3
History of the Built Environment
Human Relations 1[3]
Requirement is satisfied through embedded curriculum in the following courses:
Quality Control
General Industry Safety
Welding I
Welding I Practice
Welding II
Welding II Practice
Mathematics 1[3]
Requirement is satisfied through embedded curriculum in the following courses:
Print Reading for Industry
Quality Control
Welding I
Welding I Practice
Welding II
Welding II Practice
Metallurgy I
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Degree Requirements
DFT 110Print Reading for Industry3
MPT 140Quality Control3
OSH 222General Industry Safety1
Emphasis Requirements
IS 101Introduction to Information Systems3
WELD 211Welding I3
WELD 212Welding I Practice2
WELD 221Welding II3
WELD 222Welding II Practice2
WELD 231Welding III3
WELD 232Welding III Practice2
WELD 241Welding IV3
WELD 242Welding IV Practice2
Elective Requirements
Select 15 units from the following:15
Electrical/Electronic Circuits
Introduction to Machine Shop
Machine Shop I
Metallurgy I
Basic Metals
Introduction to Welding Fabrication Techniques
Independent Study
Welding Certification Preparation
Introduction to Robotic Welding
Internship in Welding
Total Units60

Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

Students completing the degree will:

  • Be proficient in four major welding processes and prepared for industry-standard certification.
  • Identify and explain technical drawings and apply print reading techniques required in the welding industry.
  • Consistently demonstrate safe and proper use of welding equipment, power tools, and accessories in the performance of welding and joinery.