Advanced Welding Technology Degree


Advanced Welding Technology Degree

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Advanced Welding Technology AS Degree Cost Estimate
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The White Mountains Community College Advanced Welding Program is known for three things: teaching hands-on welding skills, training on the most cutting-edge equipment, and creating not just welders, but world-class professionals. Our strong industry ties are a product of the quality of our instruction and our ability to stay at the forefront of our field. Our program is intensive and a significant amount of time is spent learning the hands-on techniques that are directly applicable in industry upon graduation. The Associates in Advanced Welding is stackable with the certificate program and provides more hands-on instruction in advanced processes and techniques. It will prepare students for improved job prospects immediately, but even more importantly position them for advancement to further career goals. Furthermore, program graduates will possess the necessary foundation in welding to pursue further studies towards a higher degree. The program provides the option of an Associates in Science (A.S.) in addition to the Associates in Applied Science (A.A.S.) for those with a specific transfer path in mind.


Fall Semester Lec Lab Cr
PROF101W Professional Readiness 1 0 1
WELD101W Welding Safety 1 0 1
WELD102W Oxy-Acetylene Cutting and Beveling 0 4 2
WELD103W SMAW Theory 1 0 1
WELD104W SMAW Lab 0 6 3
WELD106W Blueprint Reading I 2 0 2
WELD107W GMAW / FCAW Theory 1 0 1
WELD108W GMAW / FCAW Lab 0 6 2
WELD110W Math for Welders 2 0 2
WELD113W FCAW Certification 0 6 3
  Semester Totals 8 22 18
Spring Semester Lec Lab Cr
INDM105W Introduction to Maintenance/Millwright 0 3 1
INDM109W Safety in Industry 3 0 3
WELD205W GTAW Theory 1 0 1
WELD206W Blueprint Reading II 2 0 2
WELD215W Advanced Arc Welding 0 7 3
WELD216W Plasma Cutting Technology 0 2 1
WELD225W AWS Certification 0 6 3
  Liberal Arts (Only for A.S. Degree) (3) (0) (3)
  Semester Totals 6/9 25 17/20
  Total Credits for Year     35/38
Fall Semester   Lec Lab Cr
ENGL120W College Composition 4 0 4
WELD217W Quality Testing and Inspection 3 0 3
WELD219W Advanced Technologies 1 2 2
  Social Science 3 0 3
  Semester Totals 15 2 16
Spring Semester   Lec Lab Cr
PHYS113W Electricity and Electronics 3 2 4
WELD229W Intro to CAD/CNC 1 2 2
WELD231W Metallurgy 2 2 3
WELD333W Project Fabrication & Design 1 2 2
  English 3 0 3
  Humanities 3 0 3
  Liberal Arts 3 0 3
  Semester Totals 16 6 19
  Total Credits for Year     35
  Total Credits for AAS Degree     70
  Total Credits for AS Degree     73

Health/Safety Considerations for All Welding Programs:

The college must ensure that students, faculty and equipment are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences.  Therefore, students in the welding lab must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses and changing circumstances that are inherent in a lab of this size or be removed from the program.  Applicants should be aware of the basic health and fitness requirements for many careers in welding industry.  Prospective students with special needs or limitations that may affect their Co-op placement or potential employability or both are encouraged to discuss their career goals with the program coordinator prior to admission.

Furthermore, the student is expected to be able to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a faculty member and work for reasonable periods of time with potentially dangerous equipment and processes without direct supervision.  This includes the ability to identify and avoid potential safety risks for themselves and avoid creating potential safety risks for others.

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