Western Nevada College


Associate of Applied Science

The welding specialization of the AAS Technology degree provides opportunities to practice and prepare for certification exams, and allows students to explore other industrial skills that are used in a variety of occupations and businesses.

Salary: $25,200–$36,900 / year (Nevada)

Career Outlook: Average growth

Good To Know: Certification required for many jobs. Most welding positions will be available in manufacturing facilities that produce or assemble metal parts or products.

WNC Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Total Requirements: 60 Units (Credits)

Course Requirements
Program Requirements 36 Units (Credits)
DFT 110 Blueprint Reading For Industry 3
WELD 211 Welding I 3
WELD 212 Welding I Practice 2
WELD 221 Welding II 3
WELD 222 Welding II Practice 2
WELD 231 Welding III 3
WELD 232 Welding III Practice 2
WELD 241 Welding IV 3
WELD 242 Welding IV Practice 2
WELD 250 Welding Certification Preparation 1-12
Choose 1-12 units from the following electives:
AIT 101 Fundamentals of Applied Industrial Technology 4
ET 131 DC for Electronics 4
ELM 143 Wiring Techniques 2
MTT 105 Machine Shop I 3
WELD 151 Metallurgy I 3
WELD 224 Welding Projects 1-6
WELD 290 Internship in Welding 1-4
WELD: Related Welding Courses 1-3
General Education Requirements 24 Units (Credits)
English/Communications Requirement
Recommended: BUS107
Must include a writing course
Human Relations Requirement
Recommended: BUS 110
Humanities/Social Science Requirements 3
Mathematics Requirements 3
Science Requirements 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirements 3
General Elective 3
A list of all courses filling general education requirements for the Associate of Applied Science can be found on the Associate of Applied Science page.

Suggested Course Sequence

1st Year

First Semester: 14 Credits

Second Semester: 15–17 Credits

2nd Year

Third Semester: 11–13 Credits

Fourth Semester: 15–17 Credits

Mission and Outcomes

Mission: The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Technology is to provide employment-related knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a chosen field of study.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students who complete programs in occupational areas are expected to demonstrated that they:

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