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.
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 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 Requirements24 Units (Credits)
Recommended: BUS107 Must include a writing course
|Human Relations Requirement|
Recommended: BUS 110
|Humanities/Social Science Requirements||3|
|U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirements||3|
Suggested Course Sequence
Program Requirements: 60 Credits. Please see a counselor or academic advisor for more information.
First Semester: 14 Credits
|English Course (BUS 107 Recommended)||3|
|Human Relations Course||3|
Second Semester: 15–17 Credits
Third Semester: 11–13 Credits
|Humanities/Social Science Course||3|
Fourth Semester: 15–17 Credits
|US and Nevada Constitution||3|