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2017-2018 Catalog Year
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: $26,840–$36,650 / 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.


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 Outcomes:

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

  • know the subject matter appropriate to the emphasis of the degree.
  • communicate effectively and appropriately, in oral and written form.
  • locate, evaluate and properly utilize the tools and resources appropriate to a technology professional.
  • acquire skills and perform tasks necessary for employment or career advancement.
  • an appreciation of the importance of social, ethical, legal and diversity issues.
  • an appreciation of the need and importance of lifelong learning.

A minimum of 60 total credits chosen from the following categories:

Program Requirements36 Units (Credits)

DFT 110Blueprint Reading For Industry3
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
WELD 250Welding Certification Preparation1-12
Choose 1-12 units from the following electives:
AIT 101 Fundamentals of Applied Industrial Technology4
ET 131 DC for Electronics4
ELM 143 Wiring Techniques2
MTT 105 Machine Shop I3
WELD 151 Metallurgy I3
WELD 224 Welding Projects1-6
WELD 290 Internship in Welding1-4
WELD: Related Welding Courses1-3

General Education Requirements24 Units (Credits)

English/Communications Requirement
Recommended: BUS107 Must include a writing course
Human Relations Requirement
Recommended: BUS 110
Humanities/Social Science Requirements3
Mathematics Requirements3
Science Requirements3
U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirements3
General Elective3

Suggested Course Sequence

Program Requirements: 60 Credits. Please see a counselor or academic advisor for more information.

1st Year

First Semester: 14 Credits

English Course (BUS 107 Recommended) 3
Human Relations Course 3
Science Course 3
WELD 211 3
WELD 212 2

Second Semester: 15–17 Credits

DFT 110 3
English Course 3
Mathematics Course 3
Program Elective 1–3
WELD 221 3
WELD 222 2

2nd Year

Third Semester: 11–13 Credits

General Elective 3
Humanities/Social Science Course 3
Program Elective 3–5
WELD 232 2

Fourth Semester: 15–17 Credits

Program Elective 3–5
US and Nevada Constitution 3
WELD 241 3
WELD 242 2
WELD 250 4