2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jan 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

Welding Technology Program Video

Welding Technology - Stainless (A.A.S.)

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A.A.S. Degree: 63 Hours

This hands-on program provides skills-based instruction needed to secure jobs in the local stainless steel and aluminum welding industry. Coursework provides fundamental instruction in the major welding processes including Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) along with training in safety, blueprint reading, oxy-fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting and carbon arc cutting.  Advanced welding classes will focus on GMAW and GTAW welding skills along with fabrication and finishing techniques to prepare the graduate for testing and certification for local stainless and aluminum fabrication shops.  The Associate of Applied Science degree builds upon either the certificate welding courses or the WLD 230 Industrial Welding Specialist (20-week welding) program through additional instruction in welding inspection, advanced project construction, and general education classes.  The lab facility at the Springfield campus is a certified Accredited Testing Facility by the American Welding Society (AWS) https://www.aws.org/, 8669 NW 36 Street #130, Miami, FL 33166-6672, (800) 443-9353.

Welding Technology Program Requirements - 48 Credit Hours

WLD 230  Industrial Welding Specialist (20-Week Welding) satisfies completion of WLD 100 WLD 105 WLD 111 WLD 113 WLD 114 WLD 130 WLD 222 WLD 224 WLD 227 WLD 235  toward the AAS in Welding Technology - Stainless degree.

General Education Requirements - 15 Credit Hours

The Missouri Department of Higher Education has identified a common set of general education courses that have been adopted statewide. These courses are called the "CORE 42."  CORE 42 courses are guaranteed to transfer to any Missouri public college or university to satisfy general education requirements.

Courses in knowledge areas below, designated with the CORE 42 logo indicates courses in that area have been evaluated and provided a MOTR number for transfer to all Missouri public institutions of higher education.

Courses that do not have this designation may still transfer to public and private colleges and universities in Missouri and elsewhere, but students are encouraged to check the transfer equivalency website of the institution to which they plan to transfer to confirm.

Please refer to the MDHE Core Transfer Curriculum for detailed information on CORE 42 courses.

Written Communications - 3 Credit Hours

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