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

Welding Technology - Structural (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 carbon steel 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 and gouging.  Advanced welding classes will focus on SMAW and GMAW welding skills along with fabrication techniques to prepare the graduate for testing and certification for local carbon steel shops.  The Associate of Applied Science degree builds upon the certificate welding courses 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 - Structural Program Requirements - 48 Credit Hours

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 Communication - 3 Credit Hours

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